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RG’s fate leaves a bitter taste

August 5, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

To the editor:

I'm writing this letter in response to the selling of the Mingo Junction plant of RG Steel.

I would like to thank all of our so-called politicians for taking an active roll in trying to save the jobs of over a thousand men - men who have devoted their lives to keeping these mills viable. But when it came time for our mighty politicians, they did nothing.

Let's start at the top - we have a governor who sits in his ivory tower and feels it's more important to invest in voter suppression. We then have mayors who now seem more interested in selling water to the new hot business of acquiring natural gas. We can't forget our senators - some have actively tried to get things moving, (thanks for state Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio), and some feel it's more important to host town hall meetings.

Our men have given concessions and done whatever it took to keep there jobs. Then it took one year, one greedy owner to destroy all of our lives and he comes out unscathed. He loses nothing. Just like the saying goes, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Carol Sczruba


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