RUSH: Stanley in Enola, Pennsylvania, hey, great to have on you EIB Network. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you again for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Long-time listener, first-time caller. I'm calling about the situation that happened here a few days ago when I went to buy coal for my coal stove that heats my house. The owner/operator said his suppliers and his supply was short and his suppliers can't supply him as new permits are not being issued by the government. I can't confirm this, but I believe it, because Obama -- President Obama -- has already stopped a waste coal powerhouse in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
RUSH: Well, he has targeted coal. He's made no secret of that.
RUSH: I wouldn't doubt this. I think your suspicions are right on the money, totally valid. He has said it! He has said he's targeting the coal industry. He has said he wants it to be prohibitively expensive so that nobody goes into that business.
RUSH: The last caller, Stanley, nailed it. For more than a year, the regime, Obama regime has been doing a crackdown on coal permits, and the whole coal industry is under more scrutiny. They are subjecting coal mining to more scrutiny, and I think coal permits of the kind he was talking about are down by more than 16%. It's how he's killing off coal just like drilling for oil. It's happening. Really. He saw it.