Friday, June 22, 2012

Dear President Obama

I wanted to write you and let you know I lost my job today. I am a coal man and even though global warming is a theory in deep trouble the bureaucrats you have working for you showed their love for our earth by heartlessly killing my job.

What will my wife do? How about my kids? What will they learn from this? How about my fellow workers, my neighbors, my friends who work at the stores we can no longer shop at? What will you tell the the drivers, the maintenance crew, the suppliers to our plant, the workers that supplied all these people with gas, equipment and supplies to their jobs so we could do ours? They will soon be out of work and their job loss will do the same to their support people as you have done to us and ours.

What will you replace our lost energy supply with? Do you have a clue? What will you do to help those those that will suffer through brownouts? What will business do to pay their employees with little or no power? What will the store owners where those workers shop tell their employees?

Will government pay all these people? Will government workers lose their jobs? Will the people that made the decisions to put me and others out of work lose their jobs? Maybe they are rich enough to not have to worry. Maybe you have special plans to get power to your government workers so they can continue to improve our economy and our lives.

I don't know anymore. It used to be you worked hard, provided for your family and obeyed the law. If you did these things you were a good person. Well, I can't do these things now.

Have you made me a bad person? Have you a job for me? I don't think so, but I wanted to write and say these things because I really don't have anything else to do right now since coal is now bad. How did it become bad?

Once a proud coal man