In April, two miners were killed at the Dotiki Mine in Western Kentucky after the mine’s roof collapsed. The non-union mine had been cited for 840 safety violations by federal inspectors since 2009, and the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing issued 31 orders to close sections of the mine or to shut down equipment during the same period. But when asked about the incident, Kentucky’s Republican Senate candidate, Rand Paul, said “maybe sometimes accidents happen.” Kentucky coal miners are criticizing Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul for suggesting that Congress shouldn’t be making mine safety rules. Rand Paul: Mine safety regulations aren’t needed since “no one will apply” for jobs at dangerous mines Climate Progress Tony Oppegard, a Kentucky-based attorney specializing in mine safety, told the Lexington-Herald Leader that Paul's comments were "idiotic." If the government didn't regulate worker safety in the nation's mines, Oppegard said, "there would be a bloodbath." Rand Paul campaign slams reports on mine-safety comments ? but sticks with position - The Hill's Healthwatch Sharon Engle: “People ask me, what are you going to do to develop jobs in your State”? Angles reply to her question, “well that’s not my job as a US Senator”. Kilmeade: "Maybe the unemployment benefits [expiring] will get people to sober up" and take a job. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sydlY3No7TY]YouTube - "I APOLOGIZE"[/ame] Part of the Health Care Bill: Would expand coverage to 32 million Americans who are currently uninsured. (reducing the cost to emergency rooms) Six months after enactment, insurance companies could no longer denying children coverage based on a preexisting condition. Starting in 2014, insurance companies cannot deny coverage to anyone with preexisting conditions. (if your son has an allergy or your wife had a mamogram, within six months, they have been listed as "pre existing conditions") Insurance companies must allow children to stay on their parent's insurance plans until age 26th. Illegal immigrants will not be allowed to buy health insurance in the exchanges -- even if they pay completely with their own money. Small Business Tax Credits New Insurance Plans Must Include Preventative Care Insurance companies can no longer cut someone when he or she gets sick. Insurers must now reveal how much money is spent on overhead.(Cigna CEO 73 million dollar bonus - one among many) Medicare Expansion To Rural Areas -------------------------- I keep seeing the left helping Americans. I hear nothing about the right helping the Middle Class. It's been suggested the right is at war with the middle class. What do they hope to win?