HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Trump Administration Is W... » Reply #33

Response to IronLionZion (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 01:18 PM

33. IronLionZion, love that part of the country!

Did a lot of service jobs up and down the Ohio before retiring, mainly chemical and power plants and mills. Good work ethic, so these folks can adapt. Never forget seeing the shuttered industries and desperate communities on the river, including in Pittsburgh.

That's why it's so important for us to re-capture our government so it works to help people first rather than corporate interests. Corporate America and international corps have shown us hundreds of times that they could care less about people laid off, as plants, stores and mines close to enhance corporate interests.

We should be a taking preemptive smart approach as an industry begins to struggle and start the process of retraining, and give folks basic support until they can make it again on their own. Further, the companies causing the dilemma should be required to help.

tRump did America a terrible disservice by implying that the coal industry can be revived. Having working in many of these plants, I know they are very capital investment intensive in that they require very expensive annual maintenance costs, and then there's the issue of ash disposal that really never has been addressed. Those are among the reasons natural gas drove the last nail in that coffin.


Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 35 replies Author Time Post
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
pandr32 Feb 2018 #1
BumRushDaShow Feb 2018 #2
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2018 #34
Wellstone ruled Feb 2018 #3
dalton99a Feb 2018 #5
Wellstone ruled Feb 2018 #7
dalton99a Feb 2018 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2018 #9
dalton99a Feb 2018 #10
Weed Man Feb 2018 #16
keithbvadu2 Feb 2018 #23
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2018 #28
Ramsey Barner Feb 2018 #4
Cryptoad Feb 2018 #14
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #6
RandomAccess Feb 2018 #20
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2018 #31
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #32
LineLineLineLineNew Reply IronLionZion, love that part of the country!
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2018 #33
kimbutgar Feb 2018 #11
thucythucy Feb 2018 #12
Cryptoad Feb 2018 #13
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2018 #29
Weed Man Feb 2018 #15
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #17
lark Feb 2018 #18
TranssexualKaren Feb 2018 #19
TranssexualKaren Feb 2018 #21
Still In Wisconsin Feb 2018 #22
eppur_se_muova Feb 2018 #24
Vinca Feb 2018 #25
Bleacher Creature Feb 2018 #26
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2018 #30
Oneironaut Feb 2018 #27
MissMillie Feb 2018 #35
Please login to view edit histories.