This ran in the Sunday Pilot, but their search engine is past redemption. Here are the essentials.
Hillary lost a lot of support when she was quoted out of context that “we are closing down coal mines”. The rest of the speech was about facing the reality that coal was phasing out for energy and being replaced by gas. The free market at work. The speech was about allocating resources to retrain miners for employment in more useful fields.
Also now comes Trump and says to forget all that. Coal is coming back and you’ll be back in the mines (getting black lung, but I digress). Well we know how that is turning out. Except for metallurgical coal, coal is dying…even in China.
So here is a county that relied on $800+K annually fron coal now getting $8K. Income levels at $14K and no law enforcement but for a super dedicated sheriff pulling 16 hour shifts on donated gas.
Of course the mantra from the regime about King Coal conflicts with retraining.
(Besides we have hordes of rapists crossing the border, but I digress again…adult ADD).
And yet I would bet that those beleaguered and broke miners and supporting businesses would vote for Trump again because…they still hate Hillary I suppose.