Yes, he's a shill.
Source: The Wheeler Report (highlight added)
Do you think Tom Terrific knows that mining employment has decreased 18% in the past five years? (Hint: He's not paid to know this.)
And this future includes driverless vehicles, sensor-based sorting, data analysis. It's no longer about wearing a helmet and wielding a pickax.
Other Tom Terrific posts:
The hypocrisy of Tom Tiffany and his fellow Republicans. (3/25/2016)
Tom "Terrific-for-the-Frac-Sand-Mining-Industry" Tiffany. (12/19/2014)
Scott Walker likely to support Tom Tiffany's new mining bill. (2/27/2014)
Wyoming's Republican Governor has a message for Wisconsin mining industry's "Tom Terrific". (11/24/2013)
The mining industry's "Tom Terrific" gets pushback from his Republican colleagues. (11/18/2013)
In so many words: Dear Sen. Tiffany, Your bill sucks, Sincerely, Pepin County Board. (11/13/2013)
Follow the Gogebic money. (11/7/2013)
Sen. Tom Tiffany's sand mine bill a hot potato. (10/28/2013)
The Nipper Chronicles: The frac sand mining masters speak. (10/18/2013)