VIDEO: Utah coal company owned by Obama critic blames the president for 102 workers laid off


Willard M. Romney lost the presidential election, so what's a coal company owner who supported him to do? Why, default to Blame Obama mode, that's what.

Does anyone remember President Obama doing anything to depress the coal industry? I remember him touting "clean coal" (there is no such thing) in his stump speeches. If that doesn't restrict coal production, nothing will.

Unfortunately, that so-called War on Coal doesn't exist:

As for Romney:

But the truth doesn't matter much to Obama critics.


EAST CARBON, Carbon County — A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners.

The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election.

The layoffs are necessary because of the president's "war on coal," the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Maybe the owner is like Mitt and likes to fire people.

If a company had done the same thing had Romney won, the GOP would be screaming at the top of their pollution-damaged lungs.

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  • JoyP

    Just like Papa John's, we can let Applebee's know what we think of their blackmail - boycott.  There are other shitty chain restaurants  you can eat at, or better yet, try the local pizza and local restaurant where the owners actually care about their customers.

  • David Gillooly

    Nothing increased this guys business expense in the last three days. He is just pocketing the extra cash.

  • I don't hold much sway with most these companies, but both Mr. B and I called our local Applebees and spoke to the manager.  We both, without coordination mind you, said we would give it -I said 3, Mr. B said 5- days, and if Applebees didn't back off, we would see to it that there was a local boycott.  The manager told us both the same thing, that we weren't the only ones to call.  No one in their restaurant supported it either, and they weren't happy.  He also indicated that he didn't think it would actually go anywhere.  He also told me that he'd like to someday work for a company that really cared about their employees enough that something like this wouldn't happen.  I suggested that employees make accusations of a hostile work environment.  I think anyone who's employer has threatened things like that should make those accusations.  It needs to be a national movement.

  • BTW -- didja hear about David Siegel?

    He was the billionaire Florida timeshare mogul and Rmoney supporter who threatened mass layoffs if his employees didn't vote for Rmoney . . . instead, he gave each of his workers a raise:

    I love his reasoning, too:

    The anti-Obama Siegel opened up
    about his change of heart. "I’m going to work my hardest to keep the
    company going and expand the best I can," Siegel told Bloomberg
    Businessweek. "We’ll see what happens. Meanwhile I gave everybody in the
    company a raise this week—the average was 5 percent. I wanted to help
    them handle the additional burdens the government will put on them."

    The guy is building a 90K sq. ft. mansion and his top tax rate is the lowest it's been since Ike was president . . . yet he thinks he's "struggling."  No wonder he supported Mittens; they live in the same unreality bubble . . .

  • this shit will backfire, any dumbass who does this a few days after the election is just asking for a lawsuit

  • Utah coal company owned by Obama critic blames the president for 102 workers laid off

    Oh, goody -- it's more "personal responsibility" being exercised by a "job creating," "compassionate conservative!" 

  • What nonsense. No business works like that, at least not for long. If I let my dog crap on the yard of people w/Romney signs, it would be more effective than this BS....