posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 03:02 AM
Raleigh, N.C. — Imagine your power bill going up by $200 a month.
Progress Energy spokesman Mike Hughes said Thursday that it's a possibility under President Barack Obama's energy plan that narrowly passed the U.S.
House of Representatives last week
So this hasn't yet come to pass into society, however it has passed in the House of Reps. Imagine your utilites being used against you. Under the
new bill, prices are speculated to rise up to an extra $200 a month. Who could afford this? And yet again... it is "for our own good" .... So we
will have cleaner air to breath right? I Wonder how long it will be before air is taxed per inhalation /exhalation.
At this rate, the only people with electricity will be politicians. Good way to control a populace?
While yes, people can live without electricity, it would indeed be the end of society as we have come to enjoy it. Link to story with video
The bill also includes a consumer protection to keep down energy prices.But Hughes said it does not add up."If there are fundamental changes to
national policy, particularly as it pertains to electricity, then the cost is going up," he said.Hughes said that because there is no proven
technology to meet the proposed federal standards, it's unclear how high rates might go. Based on congressional debate, Hughes said it could be
Edit for working link.
[edit on 3-7-2009 by Haiku]