Trickle down seems to work a bit better for some than others
Got to thinking about all this “trickle down” that I hear about lately and it seems to me that it seems to trickle a little better for some than for the rest of us.
Some of these coal companies have had a few billion dollars in debt forgiven for them by the Bankruptcy Court and who knows how much more trickled in for them from the big republican tax giveaway last month. There, we are talking about “gush” instead of “trickle.”
This is not to say that the coal companies can’t show you what real trickling is for they have been trickling the reclamation of our land and water for years and the real word there is “tricking.”
On the other hand some of the people that work for the minimum wage, or have student loans or no health insurance may never find out that there is anything that trickles down.
Of course coal makes a lot of jobs in the area. Did you see in the Gillette News Record that the County Attorney in Gillette has spent a half a million dollars trying to collect back taxes from one of the coal mine? That is a bunch of good lawyer jobs right there. Can someone tell me is that half a million trickling up or trickling down?
The coal companies and Sen. Barrasso are having a massive pep rally next month in Gillette so be sure to watch for it. It will be the social event of the season with Barrasso bringing buckets of that eastern money from Washington and the coal companies may pass out free lumps of coal.
There is a chance that the President may even come to Gillette for the occasion. You know he has said that he “loves coal” and he is a good republican that would love to campaign for the Senator. The only question will be whether He would prefer to come to Gillette or stay in Washington with Stormy Daniels.
LELAND TURNER, Gillette