Congressman John Shimkus (R, Coal) poses with
beneficiaries of his "Coal Ash Deregulation Jobs Bill"
Yeah yeah, it's a photoshop. Those kids were digging coal in 1938. Nothing similar between that year and today whatsoever.
And thank the Good Lord I got an email from Mr. Shimkus this morning letting me know that the House of Representatives is on the job, and the subject line of his email, I am not making this up, cut and paste:
5 Bipartisan Jobs Bills Pass the House
Last week's passage of legislation to ease the regulatory burdens on the boiler and coal ash industries as well as passage of Free Trade Agreements with Panama, Columbia and South Korea were a major, bipartisan victory for American workers and job creators. I'm exceptionally pleased with all five of these jobs bills and look forward to their speedy passage in the Senate.
I also think Congressman Shimkus is being WAY too modest, not even mentioning all the abortion jobs bills the House is working on.
I guess it's nice for his coal lobbying friends that he got their amendment passed and for now the EPA can't count coal ash as a hazardous waste. I just wonder what kind of House of Representatives travel voucher my kids can get when their jobs bill employment moves them to South Korea.