Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray, who as we’ve discussed before is a documented piece of shit, is very concerned about your granny and your jobs.
According to Murray, the EPA must be stopped because their new rules spell the end of coal as we know it and granny will be alone and in the dark because Murray Energy wasn’t there to save her.
“Grandma is going to be cold and in the dark with what they’re doing,” Murray said, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. His predictions about the industry’s downfall are correct, he said, because of his relationship with God. “The good Lord has been with me for 58 years [in the business]. I’ve been right every time. That’s not me. The Lord did that.”
It’s ironic that Murray says God has kept him in business for 58 years because God apparently told him to fire over 150 employees after Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election. After saying that “the takers outvoted the producers,” Murray thanked the Lord for helping him build his “American business enterprise.” He then fired the innocent employees just as Free Market Jesus would have wanted.
Murray Energy rehired most of the employees he fired in retribution for the outcome of the election, so was God actually wrong about the need to fire them? Has the good Lord really been “right every time?”
Murray’s biblical delusions are amusing, but this is the really good part.
“It isn’t coming back. It’s permanent,” Murray said at a coal marketing conference in Pittsburgh, repeatedly using the word “destroyed” to describe the state of the industry, according to SNL Energy. “That’s what we see and that’s what we do our planning on. And remember, I have to make a payroll based on what we project.”
It is an established fact that Murray doesn’t give a flying fuck about his payroll.
Bob Murray forced his miners to lose a day’s pay while appearing in a campaign ad for former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. And in addition to firing over 150 of them when Mitt Romney lost the election, he also recently fired a woman because she wouldn’t make political donations under the table as directed by Murray.
Bob Murray would sell your Grandma if it would keep him in business.