Does that, "hick," town you so condescendingly describe still have the mill and those jobs, doubt it. They still have the Taxes to pay though. I'll bet. So anyone that resists the Government removing freedoms rather than protecting them, are dumb hicks to you. So the people that make the products you use, buy and consume are the bad guys and the Government is this kind benevolent benefactor to Human Kind? Liberals are such hypocrites, be pure; stop burning coal, stop using electricity, stop buying food at the supermarket, stop wearing factory made clothing. Give up your electric creature comforts and your hot and cold running water. All of these things were given to you by people who made money, hired workers, spent money on research and development. The Capitalist System and the ability to make a buck gave all of this to you.
And back on the subject. These miners are angry because the OBAMA Administration lied about them and their company. Obama and friends then attempted to use this LIE as PROPAGANDA. You lefties have no real defense for this, like most other views that you hold.