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Letter to the Editor: Clinton and Sanders out of touch with real needs of Americans

Clinton wants to “…put coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The West Virginia Coal Association issued the following statement about recent comments by Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders:

For the past eight years, the Obama administration has done everything possible to put West Virginia coal miners out of work and destroy the nation’s coal industry.  Now, Hillary Clinton has promised the same thing.

Talking in coal-producing Ohio, Clinton said she is going to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association said, “Why on earth would any candidate or public official, much less one running for President,  promise to put hard-working West Virginians out of work?  We have some of the best quality coal here in West Virginia, and the best coal miners in the world, who want a job and not a handout from the federal government!”

Clinton’s comments show that she and, apparently the current national Democratic Party, are completely out of touch with the needs and the desires of West Virginians who want to work.  “We here at the West Virginia Coal Association thoroughly condemn these comments and others like them as we condemn the policies of the Obama administration,” Raney said.

“Like I said, West Virginians want jobs not handouts.”


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