Monday, October 24, 2016
War On Coal Proponents Confuse the HECK out of ME!!
I don't understand it. We lived this and this wonderful life in coal is BS. It was feast or famine when it was good!! Maybe for a few they got something out of it, but it was terrible as steady employment. Never was enough employment for everyone. Sharing a link for a brief history lesson!!! Sounds real familiar that nothing has changed. Even though we got some of the severance taxes implemented by some states, it was too little, too late and they kept dickering with it...they didn't pay what they should have. Those severance taxes should have been retroactive. Still cost us more to have that coal dug just in the bad health we suffer from it.
PAST time to diversify the economy. Just diversify. Stop putting all our eggs in a coal bucket and burying us for the coal. Below is part one of a two part series. Here is the link for both Appalachia: Poor People, Rich Land #WaronCoal #AppalachianHistory
I am the Appalachian Heart Wood Blogger. I am interested in saving the history of our Appalachian region as well as our placement into the future. I am a 9th generation Appalachian woman on my father's side and 11th generation on my mother's side. One grandfather is recorded in these mountains in the English records in 1753. We have been here a long, long time. Our language, our culture is celebrated yet changing. My blog called Appalachian Heart Wood is where I will expound my take on all this change and how our roots run deep in Appalachian history and culture.. I might also from time to time expound on the politics of the day in Virginia. Follow me on Twitter @AppalHeartwood