Programs to help unemployed coal miners may be ended by Trump administration

The following clip from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show is (reasonably) funny, but it points out something very serious, namely that a major initiative to help people in Appalachia, including coal miners that the president pretends to care about, is opposed by the Trump administration.

It’s a microscopic part of federal spending, and it helps, mainly with job-training programs for adults, a region that has been for generations slammed with deep poverty.


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