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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Obama Leaves His Mark On Giles County

(Where median household income is $20,000 less than the state average.)

Goofballs working at prestigious universities across the land concoct a preposterous theory - unsupported by facts or rational thought - that the planet is warming as a result of human activity, and guess the result of their nefariousness?

What did the poor people of Glen Lyn do to deserve this?
Power plant closures to cost US towns jobs, taxes
Associated Press

For more than 90 years, the coal-fired power plant in Glen Lyn, Va., has been churning out electricity and contributing to local prosperity. Of late, it has generated nearly a quarter of the revenue for the $1 million budget of the town.

Yet when the plant ultimately shuts down to comply with new federal air pollution regulations by the end of 2014, says Town Manager Howard Spencer, so too might the community of 200.

"If the town lost all of that revenue," he says, "we would struggle to even continue to be incorporated."

Giles County, where American Electric Power's Glen Lyn plant is located, and where 44 jobs are on the line.

County Administrator Chris McKlarney worries about the $600,000 tax-revenue hit his $40 million budget will take. But that's just one concern involving a plant and workers whose community contribution is "hard to quantify."

"They've done so much donation-wise for local causes ... And they're really good people working there," he said. "They're coaches in Little League sports, involved in the Parent-Teacher Organization — you lose those kind of people, it's tough."

And they're good jobs — stable, well-paying positions with good benefits in places where such things can be hard to find. [link]
Jobs, schmobs.

What are job losses in hilljack Glen Lyn, Virginia compared to the possibility that lucrative donations to Democrats' reelection coffers from America's powerful environmental groups might dry up.

You folks in Giles are going on food stamps?

Consider it ... taking one for the greater good.

So many Democrats in need ...