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View Diary: GOP: Fate of the species, blah blah, we're lookin' good for 2014! (45 comments)

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  •  Plus, people who have become dependent (1+ / 0-)
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    on coal mining may have no other skills. Generations of families have gone into the mines in some areas.

    •  And so perhaps the thing to do (2+ / 0-)
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      for Democrats would be to make sure there are clear alternatives set up for the people who would be put out of work. This would make the medicine go down a bit easier.

      Of course, the Repubs would fight it, and then they would call the out-of-work miners moochers, like they do everyone else who's in a hard place.

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