They Really Hate You: Democrat Says West Virginia Economy “Irrelevant” After Manchin Questions Insane Job-Killing Clean Energy Performance Program

Face it. They hate you. They really hate you.

In March 2016 Hillary Clinton bragged during her CNN town hall in Ohio that she was going to put a lot of coal miners out of work.

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Hillary Clinton ran on the promise to kill jobs.
Democrats later told miners to “learn how to code.”

Likewise in December 2019 during his small rally in New Hampshire Joe Biden warned coal miners he was coming after their jobs.

Joe Biden told the miners, “Learn how to program.”

Like Hillary Clinton, the former vice president Joe Biden ran on a promise to kill jobs — and he has.

Today Democrat Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) blasted West Virginia’s economy as “irrelevant” after Senator Joe Manchin criticized the Democrats’ green energy proposals.

The Daily Caller reported:

Democratic Illinois Rep. Sean Casten blasted West Virginia’s economy as “irrelevant,” following criticisms from the state’s Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, of the Build Back Better Act’s chief climate provision, the Clean Energy Performance Program (CEPP).

“If you came and said to me, ‘We will pass the CEPP as written but we will exempt West Virginia from it,’ I would take that deal. Do I think that’s possible? I mean, probably not, but that would be acceptable, right? Because West Virginia is an irrelevant part of our economy,” Casten told Politico on Monday.

West Virginia is the second-largest coal-producing state in the country, behind only Wyoming, according to the West Virginia Department of Energy. The coal industry directly employs more than 30,000 West Virginians, according to the state’s Office of Miner Health, Safety, and Training. Coal added $12.9 billion to the state’s economy in 2017, nearly 17% of West Virginia’s total output, a West Virginia University study found.

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