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Everything is possible when you don't believe
26 10, 10:14am
I think you have that backwards. Holding on to dying industries like coal mining only leads to CONTINUED employment, (by those people who have spent decades being coal miners, and would be hard pressed to learn any other gainful trade to standard, in any reasonable time frame.)
Getting away from coal mining may well be the best thing to do, but it's throwing career miners under the bus, and that's not popular. Especially with those voters who have spent years digging that black rock out of the ground.
The same goes for legislating any other industry out of existence. Those who are employed in that industry, and those people whose livelihoods depend on that first group continuing to have, and spend, money, WILL oppose you when you start throwing around plans to make them redundant by law.