And that is to make us all pay a lot more for our electric utilities in order to push his stupid green agenda, which I remind you all produced such doozies as Solyndra and have cost the tax payers billions of wasted dollars, on an unwilling customer.
Already weary of high gas prices and 9.1 percent unemployment, many Americans are about to get another kick in the wallet thanks to large increases in their electricity bills.
From Alaska to Georgia and Wyoming to Florida, utilities are seeking permission to pass on hundreds of millions of dollars in new charges to customers to help upgrade aging infrastructure and build new or retrofitted power plants that comply with tougher environmental regulations, a Daily Beast review of regulatory filings has found.
The influx of requests, many still pending before state regulators, has left energy experts convinced that electricity prices will be on the rise for the foreseeable future as the industry struggles to modernize its aging infrastructure.
This is not news to those of us that knew this was part of the agenda. The morons that defended these crooks or pretended this wasn’t coming are of course not going to admit they where wrong. They don’t really care if they where after all, they where just hoping to distract and prevent any possible action by pretending they where arguing in good faith. As usual, the left’s agenda has consequences:
The pending rate hikes are bad news for poor and elderly Americans on tight budgets, as Congress and the White House begin making cuts to programs that help people cope with their utility bills. One program in particular, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, was slashed during the budget negotiations earlier this year, and is slated for even deeper reductions this fall.
Party of the little people indeed. The good thing about this is that after the last 3 hard years of this crap, and the pain it will leave us with for the foreseeable future, it will be decades before anyone trusts one of these collectivists to do anything but cause harm to the lower and middle classes. Welcome to painful and higher prices. For your own good, of course.