posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 01:11 PM
The funny thing is that US Power Utilities already do this same thing. You get charged for the Electricity that you do not use as well as charged for
the Electricity that you do use.
If you purposely restrict your Electricity usage, your Power Utility Bill does not go down, but could actually go up!
On my Monthly Statement it is called "Supply Service Energy Block" and it is twice what my "Energy Usage Charge" is a month.
The US Power Utilities also charge you a monthly for "Energy Conservation Charge".
So, the Saudis want to get in on the same action. It's like when AT&T charges the equivalent of $50 billion dollars for SMS Text Messages equivalent
to a $20 Internet Connection...so all of the Phone Companies jump on the bandwagon to do the same, because they all like the sound of those kind of
profits ($50 billion dollars of revenue for $20 a month in Infrastructure costs? Name me one industry that has that kind of markup? The next closest
is Black Gold, a.k.a. Printer Ink, which has a far greater markup than Black Oil or Gold.).
It's greed and since the US Power Utilities are doing it, the Saudis want to do it to...and they will. Next they will make Oil a Service rather than
a Product, and charge a Monthly Rate regardless of whether you use it or not.
If someone can nickel and dime you to death, they will.