Theodore's World: After Obama Victory – Ohio Businessman Reads Prayer to Staff Then Lays Off 156 Employees ~ Obama's War on Coal is Destroying Lives

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November 10, 2012

After Obama Victory – Ohio Businessman Reads Prayer to Staff Then Lays Off 156 Employees ~ Obama's War on Coal is Destroying Lives

After Obama won reelection an Ohio businessman read a prayer to his staff then went and laid off 156 employees.

The mine owner blamed Obama as the reason for layoffs back in August.

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.”

Murray Energy is the country’s largest privately owned coal mining company, with about 3,000 employees producing about 30 million tons of bituminous coal a year, according to its Web site.

The layoffs are necessary because of the president’s “war on coal,” the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down “204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014″ and for drastically reducing the market for coal.

“There is nowhere to sell our coal, and when we can, the market prices are far lower,” the statement said. “Without markets, there can be no coal mines and no coal jobs.”

Wild Thing's comment.................

God bless this man and God bless the coal miners. I am not sure any of you watched the awesome video I posted about 2 weeks ago that the coal miners made. The all gathered together and had a letter from a lawyer which they read to Obama on the video. They told Obama to cease his lies in his campaign video about them and to understand they were supporting Mitt Romney and NOT Obama. I hope you watched the video it was so good and these are very brave men.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 10, 2012 05:50 AM


In 2008, Obama said he was going after the Coal Industry and he has with a vengeance.

Posted by: BobF at November 10, 2012 09:25 AM

Yes, I remember that video. It was very prophetic. With the mandated shut down of those 204 coal powered plants, America's daily power needs are going to be compromised. We are already at peak during the summer and winter seasons. So, rationing will be the order of the day soon. Rolling brownouts and blackouts. I hope those obama cultists enjoy their giant flat screen TVs going blank at peak power usage times. Sweat in July and freeze in January you stupid bastards. Just like a third world country.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 10, 2012 11:51 AM