Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 6, 2014

No real raise; no respect for miners

— — We are supposedly getting a 1.5 percent raise on our Social Security. But we really aren’t going to be getting anything. When you go to the grocery store it takes the raise plus more away.

I went to the grocery store the other day and they had went up on the hams $1 from the week before. Gas has went up. The Daily Telegraph went up $2.74 on the month, that is including the Princeton Times. So in all, we may be getting a raise on paper but in all reality we aren’t.

I worked hard for 30 years in the mines and I feel like the coal miners are what made the world what it is today. They want to take everything away from us miners. We get no respect from anyone anymore.

Clarence Severt


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