Sad… but you were warned Ohio.
Via the Washington Post:
For the chairman and chief executive of Murray Energy, an Ohio-based coal company, the reelection of President Obama was no cause for celebration. It was a time for prayer – and layoffs.
Robert E. Murray read a prayer to a group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the direction of the country and asking: “Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build.”
On Wednesday, Murray also laid off 54 people at American Coal, one of his subsidiary companies, and 102 at Utah American Energy, blaming a “war on coal” by the administration of President Barack Obama.”
Sadly, there has been a major wave of layoffs in the short time since the President was re-elected to another four years of destroying the economy. We covered several of them that will come at the hands of Obamacare here at FreedomWorks. The Blaze has even more listed.
More specifically in line with this post however, we also warned voters in states that rely heavily on the coal industry prior to the election. Here’s what we wrote:
Obama’s EPA Set to Crush Coal Country
Lurking quietly in the shadows, behind a wall of political rhetoric and campaign season hype, is a post-election surprise that could ring the death knell for the coal industry, killing massive amounts of jobs in states such as Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Reports are beginning to surface that the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to implement a slew of anti-coal regulations after the election, which will result in the elimination of nearly 900,000 jobs annually.
All of this of course has been carefully calculated for political reasons.
Do the American people, and even more so, the voters in coal dependent states such as Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, recognize that they deserve more from a President?
Tomorrow will tell.
The next day told alright… and immediately the coal industry in Ohio is feeling the effects. America apparently didn’t want more from a President.
And now real lives, real jobs, and real people are paying the price.