…Even though his safety record is the best ever?
Angry Hillary Clinton Moment: And, I want to quickly say, to the woman who lost her husband in the Sago Mine, Chris Dodd and I were on a committee that passed some very good laws. The problem is we have an administration that doesn’t want to enforce laws. When I am president the Department of Labor will be a department that actually cares…(Chicago Democratic Debate)
Now here’s the truth…
There were an average of 93 mining deaths each year during the 1990’s when the Clintons were in office.
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During the Bush Administration years, the number of mining fatalities has decreased sinificantly to an average of 63 mining deaths per year.
US mining fatalities have decreased by over one third under the Bush Administration compared to the Clinton decade.
In fact, US mining fatalities have never been lower than during the Bush Administration years.
But, facts don’t matter to democrats looking to score political points out of the latest mining tragedy.