Craig To the editor:
Wednesday's Tea Party in front of the courthouse made me think of maybe a bigger problem that this country may have, especially in Moffat County and other coal mining areas in this country.
At this time, the United States owes China billions of dollars. China is building coal-fired power plants at a rate of one going on line a day.
China hasn't had the resource of coal for a long period of time. Most of our coal is on federal lands.
If, to pay off the debt, our government turns over our reserves on pressure from China to pay with coal, it could be detrimental to our country's economy.
But, China would not pay the miners at America's rate, but bring their own labor force in at a much lower rate of pay.
Their miners will have to be housed in existing housing with our government using imminent domain to retain the amount of housing the Chinese would need.
If H.R.45 goes through and is signed by the president, then for the most part we will be unarmed and unable to prevent any of this from happening.
I know this is all conjecture on my part, but it could happen as it has in past history, of which we should have learned from.
Thank you for your time. If you don't print this, I will understand.
Anthony G. Stoffle