Thoughts about John Kasich’s book, Two Paths

So, I expected¬†Two Paths to be a discussion about these things, which is why I clicked “Borrow”. Instead, Kasich provided a memoir, a reflection on his introduction, ascent towards, and activities in political power.¬†

But I’m not upset about it. It was nice to have a reminder that yes, people are thinking and working on all sides.

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Trump and Coal Miners

So ok, like I’d expect, coal miners (as in, workers in a dying industry) in Pennsylvania are being offered training for other industries. This is something I want. If they are stuck in the coal industry, which has failed them, and live in an economy that ignored the problem and failed to prepare them for the industry’s death, it makes sense to provide them with at least some semblance of a future. Education seems like the least we can do.

But apparently, miners are generally refusing to be retrained for other industries. Apparently, the president’s promise to bring back coal has convinced them that their jobs will come back and their futures are secure.

What. The. Hell.

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