Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said today that that he wants to vastly expand the Smithsonian Institution so that it can hold every coal-fired electicity plant by mid-century.
“Let’s take and put every coal, electricity generating plant into a museum by the year 2050,” Merkley said.
I guess he’ll call it the Museum of Natural Resources History.
Of course, like other Democrats trying to put people out of business, he probably has some plan for the “workers” to teach them all how to ring up customers at Target. Those “worker retraining programs” are famously ineffective except as a fig leaf for Democratic politicians.
Note how former Barack Obama economic advisor Austin Goolsbee, who is sitting next to Merkley, was careful not to offer a positive reaction. But Merkley, who is being touted as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, is simply saying what other Democrats think but are mostly smart enough not to say.