Hope & You’re Fired: Utah company blames President Obama for 102 workers laid off

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

In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down “204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014.”
“There is nowhere to sell our coal, and when we can, the market prices are far lower,” the statement said. “Without markets, there can be no coal mines and no coal jobs.”

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  • Victoria

    Jobs lost this week were staggering.

    • WASP

      Nearly 20,000 more when Hostess shut down. Thanks, commie Unions. Thanks Commie president. These people have it right. The libtard fascist-democraps will NEVER learn until there are consequences to their un-American and irresponsible actions. Same with the lamestream media, Hollyweird libs, and crooked politweasels. Until REAL Americans find effective ways to make them pay for their sociopathic actions, they won’t stop.

  • KarenWI

    The man is right – obama hates coal, those folks will lose even more jobs in the next year. BUT I am AFRAID that the liar in chief has control of the media now, too. I think the media will continue LYING for obama. This is unbelievable, but true. Our so called media has become a LYING propaganda machine for the government. I saw this first hand in a communist country in the 1980’s and the next generations will never have known freedom – it makes me sick to my stomach.

    • Greggie

      So, stop buying into the media by boycotting their advertisers. Hurt them in the pocketbook. Disonnect all television or at least limit it to those networks that have same core values, like telling the truth!

  • Doug Ferguson

    The tub is being filled. Soon the bloodbath will begin.

  • Jaime Cancio

    Stop and think; a brilliant move; retain your wealth, close down you company, put employee on the Federal and public dole – no taxes collected from owners, company or employees and now employee dependent on Federal dole – with just one move the impact to government hits government four ways and one method provides a means to help drain the government financially dry. Without money government can’t operate nor function. Just imagine the chaos to follow if this trend continues.

    • John

      ..business is NOT a social experiment!

      It’s business and if you have to cut back to be viable that’s what you do!

  • polmutant

    it is a pity all Americans don’t do the same. why work and pay tax when all the money you need can be printed for you?

  • reggiec

    The top three energy sources in the US are as follows:
    #1. Petroleum:
    Total percentage……………………..35.27%
    Transportation 25.34%
    Industrial 7.77%
    Commercial .60%
    Residential 1.16%
    Electrical Generation .39%
    #2. Natural gas:
    Total percentage………………………23.37%
    Transportation .69%
    Industrial 7.58%
    Commercial 3.19%
    Residential 4.87%
    Electrical generation 7.04%
    #3. Coal:
    Total percentage………………………19.76%
    Transportation 0%
    Industrial 1.4%
    Commercial .06%
    Residential 0%
    Electrical generation 18.3%
    This totals 61.43 % of our energy needs. Obama’s EPA does not like any of them. Take them out of our energy equation and our society will basically be destroyed.
    There is no other viable energy source that can even approach replacing fossil fuels in the US or world economy.

  • RockyMtn1776

    Obama’s hoax and chains worked exactly as planned. He used the classic Saul Alinsky agenda of crashing the economic systen which crashs the entire system and then rebuilds in their image which is Marxist/Communism. This may not work out as planned, none of the other countries this was done it could fight back. We can and will !

    • krdave

      I’ll bet we don’t. I have seen very few of our rep. leaders who have registered a real complaint yet. Biggest bunch of g–d—- wimps ever. They should be yelling from the rooftops in Washington. An occasional complaint isn’t going to do any good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mitchell/100000126962566 Fred Mitchell

    Obama knew workers were gonna be laid off.He has never been held acountable for any thing yet.I doubt if there will be any one working after Obamas 4 yrs are up.That is what half of this country wanted,the voters just could’nt get enough of him.We all are gonna pay now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mitchell/100000126962566 Fred Mitchell

    Ther is somthing coming, that Obama don’t know about,It gonna be like Greece,see the riots?they are just waiting to start happing.

    • Greggie

      Why do you suppose all the gov’t agencies bought all those rounds of high velocity and hollow point bullets? He’s said he would fundamentally change our country, and he is! Yet congress, under Bonehead refuses to fulfill or attempt to reply to these actions against our sovereignty, which seems to be what “we the people” want!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A6G2UCBGOHD5NGOR6BV6SITSN4 carlene

    I hope the ones that were layed off or fired were the ones that voted for Obama.

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