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    After Helping Obama Kill Off Coal – Democrats McCaskill and Manchin Want Taxpayers to Cover Miners’ Insolvent Pension Plans

    Senator Clair McCaskill is joining West Virginia Senators Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito to earn enough votes in the Senate to pay for union incompetencies in managing the coal miner’s pension.

    A press release on Thursday, October 5, 2017, noted that McCaskill wants US taxpayers to cover coal miners’ insolvent pension plans:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is again joining West Virginia Senators Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito in a bipartisan effort to permanently protect the pensions promised to tens-of-thousands of miners and their widows, including more than 600 in Missouri.

    “Hardworking folks across Missouri and this country were made a promise that if they worked hard and played by the rules, their decades of hard work would earn them a stable pension,” McCaskill said. “If Congress can’t uphold this promise for the hard working folks who helped power this county—putting their own health and safety on the line—then shame on Congress, because fixing this and keeping our word is the right thing to do.”

    Currently, the 1974 United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan is on the road to insolvency. The Senators’ American Miners Pension Act will shore up that pension plan to make sure that nearly 87,000 retired miners receiving pensions, as well as another 20,000 who are vested, won’t lose the pensions they have paid into for decades. There are 648 Missouri pensioners who are at risk.

    Former President Barack Obama did all he could to kill the coal industry. A federal appeals court was considering a challenge by coal-friendly states and more than 100 companies who called Obama’s efforts an unconstitutional power grab.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017...pension-plans/
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    We're exporting coal big-time again, so the problem is becoming less severe by the hour.

    Iron-ore's up, limestone's up... Coal-cargoes on the Great Lakes are at 9.4-million tons in September, up from 85,000 tons in September 2016.

    http://www.boatnerd.com/news/news14.htm

    And that's just the Great Lakes ports. I haven't visited the National carrier-sites yet.
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    I would say it's amazing one man could cause this much trouble but it was one scrawny little Kenyan puppet with lots of communists pulling his strings.
    Pffffffffffffffffffffff! Buh Bye Big Ears
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I would say it's amazing one man could cause this much trouble but it was one scrawny little Kenyan puppet with lots of communists pulling his strings.


    And is *still* doing it re his OFA!

    Meaning ... determined to cause as much trouble as possible!
    Last edited by ABC; 10-12-2017 at 08:16 PM.

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