Manchin: Congress to Blame for Pension Crisis, not United Mine Workers

“Let me make sure you understand, the working person in America, the United Mine Worker and the people who have done the hard work, they’re not to blame. They didn’t set the rates of contribution, they didn’t set the plan, they didn’t establish the bankruptcy laws. It was all done here in Congress. We’ve set the slope of what would happen and this is what we’re dealing with now. None of this was their fault but they’re taking the hit right now. Every one of them,” Senator Manchin said.