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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-18-03 10:07 AM
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29. That's the way it always works...
Edited on Mon Aug-18-03 10:08 AM by SoCalDem
We , the public...


have been paying outrageous rates for years (they said it was for modernization and upkeep)

it appears that the extra money we have been paying, has found its way into some pockets, and they have just made an already antiquated system, WORSE..


so....now they want us to pay MORE, because THEY did such a shitty job..

sounds about right for the deregulated states of america :(
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  - In fact this is one way the wars of the PNAC/Bush  bodhisattava   Aug-18-03 12:51 AM   #2 
  - Energy deregulation means  JackSwift   Aug-18-03 12:55 AM   #3 
  - Yeah, rate payers. It would be horrible  Eloriel   Aug-18-03 12:56 AM   #4 
  - here's a wacky idea  whirlygigspin   Aug-18-03 01:12 AM   #5 
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     - Because it'd spread the costs more fairly?  TahitiNut   Aug-18-03 10:52 AM   #33 
     - I believe that the distribution system should be public  Brian Sweat   Aug-18-03 12:47 PM   #40 
  - Hope all those folks enjoyed their Bush tax cuts  bluestateguy   Aug-18-03 01:20 AM   #7 
  - Yep...  w13rd0   Aug-18-03 03:53 AM   #8 
  - Yes, but our rate hikes won't be hyped  AmeriCanadian   Aug-18-03 05:44 AM   #14 
  - Hi AmeriCanadian!!  newyawker99   Aug-18-03 07:44 AM   #16 
  - Will thake that and far more for most  indepat   Aug-18-03 08:33 AM   #17 
  - Why is it that the repugs  bowens43   Aug-18-03 04:38 AM   #9 
  - Welfare Reform  JNelson6563   Aug-18-03 05:01 AM   #10 
  - The more I hear...the more I'm concerned this was planned....  cthrumatrix   Aug-18-03 05:12 AM   #11 
  - Mega-tinfoil-hat time  Newsjock   Aug-18-03 05:31 AM   #12 
     - At least it wasn't 4:20...  w13rd0   Aug-18-03 05:37 AM   #13 
  - Did you see this thread...  Junkdrawer   Aug-18-03 06:15 AM   #15 
  - First California, Oregon and Washington  Le Taz Hot   Aug-18-03 08:53 AM   #18 
  - Add to that the natural gas bills which are expected to skyrocket...  Junkdrawer   Aug-18-03 09:03 AM   #19 
     - Actually, the higher bills may end up helping us in the long run-  MiltonLeBerle   Aug-18-03 09:13 AM   #20 
        - except tht they are very good at suppressing any real change  terryg11   Aug-18-03 09:25 AM   #24 
        - No money goes into researching technology that will make this  AP   Aug-18-03 10:56 AM   #36 
  - What a beautiful way to sell a $50 billion regressive tax  indepat   Aug-18-03 09:18 AM   #21 
  - Hey, it's still cheaper than the war in Iraq  DS1   Aug-18-03 09:18 AM   #22 
  - Utility rates are like flat taxes.  AP   Aug-18-03 09:25 AM   #23 
  - Not entirely.  MiltonLeBerle   Aug-18-03 09:54 AM   #26 
     - But that would make it EXACTLY like a flat tax...  Junkdrawer   Aug-18-03 10:01 AM   #27 
     - The central notion of progressivity is that the more money  AP   Aug-18-03 10:26 AM   #32 
        - Make no mistake, AP, I agree with you...  Junkdrawer   Aug-18-03 10:55 AM   #35 
        - Yes. That reply was directed at Oncle Milton.  AP   Aug-18-03 10:58 AM   #37 
        - BTW AP, that reads like the start of a good, timely, op-ed piece...  Junkdrawer   Aug-18-03 01:12 PM   #42 
     - A person who is 100 or 1000 times wealthier  AP   Aug-18-03 10:11 AM   #30 
     - Manure.  TahitiNut   Aug-18-03 11:09 AM   #38 
        - OK- I grok to it.  MiltonLeBerle   Aug-18-03 04:57 PM   #44 
  - makes you wonder doesn't it?  terryg11   Aug-18-03 09:27 AM   #25 
  - bend over, folks  seekthetruth   Aug-18-03 10:05 AM   #28 
  - That's the way it always works...  SoCalDem   Aug-18-03 10:07 AM   #29 
  - Socialize the cost, privatize the profit  JellyBean1   Aug-18-03 10:19 AM   #31 
  - and this after plundering Iraq  samsingh   Aug-18-03 10:55 AM   #34 
  - 50 billion? I want a bill of sale and a receipt, please  Generic Other   Aug-18-03 11:50 AM   #39 
  - Absof**inglutely.  TahitiNut   Aug-18-03 01:48 PM   #43 
  - Good God, that's it.  sexybomber   Aug-18-03 12:58 PM   #41 
  - I heard that this morning and thought the same thing  tom_paine   Aug-18-03 05:02 PM   #45 
  - Kick  Junkdrawer   Aug-18-03 06:33 PM   #46 
 

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