posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 11:28 PM
Oh boy, there's so much disinfo in the OP that I have to come back from retirement too, here are some real verifiable facts:
Fuel prices were increased by 15% on January 1st and people are protesting in certain regions, how are they protesting?, well they are closing
highways making innocent people lose their time and ironically some expensive fuel too.
Electricity rates will be increased around 4% for industries, 3% for commerce and 2.6% for high consumption homes, where I live that means more than
850 KwH per month.
We are billed every two months, here's the breakdown of my latest bill due January 7th, the price of the KwH increases with consumption:
Price per KwH
001 to 150 KwH: 0.793 pesos (0.039 USD)
151 to 300 KwH: 0.956 pesos (0.047 USD)
301 and above: 2.802 pesos (0.140 USD)
Where did the OP came up with his alleged 50% increase?, that is something I really would like to know, I assume he just don't know how to read the
rates in the bill, since I don't use more than 850KwH per month the effective increase was zero, nada.
The rant about the new "property tax" is also way wrong, if someone sells his home no government is going to keep the increase in the price of the
property, that's absurd, this is how it works, say you have a real state company and you purchase some land very cheap because it didn't have basic
services and infrastructure, later the government develop that area and you make a building in your property using the new infrastructure, that's when
you will have to pay a one time fee, this is nothing new and it's already been used for many years in other states, the thing is that Mexico City now
is an state and they need to finish their very first local constitution this month, so people over there are freaking out with topics that are common
Having said that maybe you are wondering why people is protesting, looting, etc. Well, it's a complex thing for sure, but something important to keep
in mind is that some areas in Mexico are heavily subsidized, they had been receiving handouts from the government for decades, so when you try to make
them pay real market prices they just go nuts, OP being a good example with his civil war scenarios, bloodshed on the streets, etc.