(ed:..how trump conned the rubes: an ongoing series..)
The coal workers who gave Trump their support may soon be given reason to deeply regret doing so.
President Donald Trump may owe his election to white working class voters like coal miners in Appalachia but so far he hasn’t been serving their best interest.
Just look at how his budget proposes to save $340 million by cutting funds to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Economic Development Administration.The ARC is particularly important as it works to diversify the economies in areas hard-hit by the faltering coal industry.Its actions are expected to create or save more than 23,670 jobs and educate over 49,000 students of all ages due to the more than 650 projects that it has managed in 13 states between 2011 and 2015 – according to the organization’s statistics.
Of the 420 counties in which ARC operates 400 of them voted for Trump over Clinton.