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  •  My question was (0+ / 0-)

    ...what, exactly, do they think Barack Obama is going to do to them that will make their lives worse?

    Oh yeah.  Take away all their guns (still waiting on that one.)
    Medical death panels (because the health care system they have right now is 'the best in the world'.)  Prevent them from becoming "Job Creators".

    And then there's that Kenyan Muslim thing...

    So sad.  So sad that the Rush Limbaughs of the world brainwash these people into keeping themselves at the bottom of the economic scale.

    "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

    by hopesprings on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:16:15 PM PST

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    •  Rush doesn't keep them at the bottom (1+ / 0-)
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      King Coal and the extractive gas industry keeps them there. And the greedy shallow "elites" amongst them who betray their trust.

      And the state of Kentucky itself is at fault for not investing in the mountains and its people. Although we Kentucky citizens do spend a lot of money to support the coalfields... we spend more than we receive from the coal.  

      But, the people of the mountains don't get the money... it is spent in support of crumbling roads to move the coal and for the coal industry extraction and research.

      Oh... and we spend some money for Black Lung (the disease is on the rise again because regulations have weakened and the King Coal owners cheat their workers out of safety equipment).


      One may live without bread, but not without roses.
      ~Jean Richepin
      Bread & Roses

      by bronte17 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:33:58 PM PST

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