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I mean now from west Virginia's Josh Nelson who works for a mind repair company.
He's also a member of this State's house of delegates also his father mark member of united mine workers union.
Who recently went back to work as a bulldozer operator after a long layoff it's good to have both of you here.
When you're on this show and -- been laid off from your job at the coal mine.
You've heard the president's comments this week about the coal industry.
What kind of -- comments are you hearing in your community there in West Virginia.
On the other or looking the way things are loud you know just from the example when I go to work.
I -- -- -- to guard -- and I wonder.
You know Longoria threw just a couple weeks ago 160 million drove up the left side and -- -- and were turned around Lionel.
And and Josh let me ask you about that coal mining industry you're also a member of the house of delegates in West Virginia.
This has the potential for a huge economic impact on your state describe what could happen.
If the president's words this week become the policy of America.
-- governor a large majority.
Of the tax revenues and West Virginia comes in the coal industry.
You know essential services and repairs that we -- -- makes a statement.
Are gonna go down we don't know how we're gonna make those repairs the economy -- West Virginia I was built around call.
And west -- power the entire United States of America for a very long time.
So we're not real sure what we're gonna do at this point hopefully I'll bring in -- new jobs.
But you know they put new restrictions on.
Guarding Colin has after effects of laying off hundreds of guys that.
Worked so hard underground.
Because you know if people are -- burning -- we can't sell call and therefore we can't mine -- and they fly home on how they're -- feed their families.
And the president said that you know this is a global initiative this not just the United States he's gonna requesting -- she -- and push for this to happen all over the world.
Does that give you some comfort in West Virginia that everybody's gonna just voluntarily jump up and but using coal.
Absolutely not I mean no other countries.
Our driving -- and and fighting to become a new super power they're gonna do whatever is economically.
-- -- -- successful.
To drop their countries forward and I don't think that you know we hear as Americans should be so much worried about what's gone overseas something we should be more worried about.
You know the people like my two cousins of a laid off last week you just want to go back to work and that's the story across all of America.
It's not just the coal industry it's all -- we just want to go back to work.
Are talking about going back to work a lot of the folks in West Virginia had a struggle.
Because of the attacks in the coal industry and the uncertainty of it.
This can't be helpful and I'm seeing it's things like your own democratic senator Joseph mansion former governor there Brenda mine.
You know saying the president has declared war on his state West Virginia I'm wondering.
What are you hearing from the Democrats of West Virginia about the president's policies.
Are others ready till sort of say look we're done with with President Obama even though we're Democrats because this would ruin our state.
I think you know a lot of people and -- -- the president is doing.
Destroy jobs not creating jobs not.
Put more restrictions on the whole industry.
It's just you know the president's close to create job -- not -- to destroy jobs.
What I'm saying that's all he's accomplished.
The market Josh I want to thank both of you for being back where this it's a pleasure to visit with you and -- -- -- how hard people work in your industry and how important it has been.
-- giving America the opportunity to have you know affordable energy.
I I would hate to think that this country is going to make it more difficult for people to heat and cool their homes to be able to operate a business.
Which without coal unless we have some alternatives that I'm not familiar with ready to go.
It's gonna have a big impact thank you both for being here today.
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