In Swing States, Coal Industry And Workers Buck Obama Camp
From Washington Examiner
Courtesy of President Obama, coal miners in swing states are getting some pre-election pink slips. The job losses raise the possibility of an alliance – or at least a non-aggression pact – between the unions that Obama needs and the industry leaders he attacks.
The president, in replying to complaints about his administration’s regulations, casts himself as a friend of the worker and opponent of corporations that want to “run roughshod” over people. His Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), though, has succeeded in bringing a Democratic union base into agreement with the billionaires Obama often decries – even the Democratic bogeymen, the Koch brothers.