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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:10 PM

 

'If These Miners Were Bankers, Congress Would Have Bailed Them Out Already,'



Says Sanders as Bankrupt Murray Coal Threatens Pensions

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday emphasized the need for a Green New Deal that guarantees "a just transition for all fossil fuel workers" after coal mining giant Murray Energy filed for bankruptcy this week—potentially imperiling the jobs, pensions, and healthcare benefits of tens of thousands of miners.

"If these miners were bankers, Congress would have bailed them out already," said Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. "My Green New Deal will protect the pensions workers were promised."

Sanders' Green New Deal plan, released in August as part of his presidential campaign platform, stresses the importance of ensuring financial security for any fossil fuel workers displaced by the transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

"This plan will prioritize the fossil fuel workers who have powered our economy for more than a century and who have too often been neglected by corporations and politicians," Sanders' proposal states. "We will guarantee five years of a worker's current salary, housing assistance, job training, healthcare, pension support, and priority job placement for any displaced worker, as well as early retirement support for those who choose it or can no longer work."

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/31/if-these-miners-were-bankers-congress-would-have-bailed-them-out-already-says

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Reply 'If These Miners Were Bankers, Congress Would Have Bailed Them Out Already,' (Original post)
Uncle Joe Oct 31 OP
guillaumeb Oct 31 #1
Uncle Joe Oct 31 #5
RainCaster Oct 31 #2
PJMcK Oct 31 #3
guillaumeb Oct 31 #4
tirebiter Oct 31 #6
SKKY Oct 31 #7

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:12 PM

1. Jamie Dimon is the poster child for corporate bailouts.

 

Remember that when capitalists get welfare, it is never called welfare.
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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:51 PM

5. That's the essence of it,

 

socialism for the rich and powerful while the rest are left to the wonders of predatory capitalism.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:14 PM

2. Same thing if they were farmers

 

DFT's skillful trade negotiations with China meant that the government had to send out far too much money to a few big farming corporations, and a number of families as well. He can do the same thing for his amazing "clean coal" industry.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:18 PM

3. I'm a little confused

 

I thought Trump was going to bring back coal. Didn't most of the miners support him?

How come the miners need Bernie's help? Isn't Trump their guy?

Weird.
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Response to PJMcK (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:24 PM

4. Never expect logic or consistency from the red hat crowd.

 

But he did give the rich a large tax cut that will energize the economy.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:58 PM

6. If they were farmers

 

They’d be receiving monthly checks.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:20 PM

7. Truth

 

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Pete Buttigieg

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