posted on Jan, 28 2010 @ 06:12 AM
I've been out of electiricity for weeks up in NY in sub zero temperatures...
wonder, could I be evicted out of my house, because the electric company failed to recreate the area's power line system in an adequate amount of
would they dare impose any kind of penalty against them?
in the area I live in, the power company had just forced another interest free loan from their customers just before we got that cold snap. what I
mean by interest free loan is that they chose to increase their fees, which, well, technically they can't do till they get approval from one of the
comissions, not sure which. but well, the lawmakers somewhere along the line decided that they could go ahead and do the increase, but if the
commission doesn't agree, then they have to pay the money back...
last year's increase didn't go through, they paid the money back...think they did they same thing the year before..
well, the cold snap and the increase didn't jive too well for anyone, not the consumers, not the power company, and not the lawmakers in Richmond who
have gotten tons of calls from angry constituents from the area, who now have about six or so laws up for consideration aimed at this power company.
how much were these bills?? our's was around $500 (and we heat with both fuel oil and electricity), but I've heard stories of $700 bills!! in the
next four months we got a tax cut that we've got to pay back to the fed gov't that will probably be well over a thousand, we've got property taxes
on cars and the house, along with our monthly bills, and now these high electric bills??
if we couldn't pay it, and some fool decided to evict us because of it, I would more than likely tell them where to go! and well....they'd have one
more home in foreclosure to boot! why not, Morgan Stanley and a few other big wigs have decided to eat their loses and shafted their lenders on some
billion dollar properties... what's good for the goose, is also good for the ganders of the world! who knows, I might even go on a nice spending
spree and max out all the credit cards before I hit the bankruptcy court!!
if this lady could truly have afforded the electricity, then well, maybe, the eviction was right, but then, one should be able to chose how one wants
to live.....that's what freedom is....would they making her pay the electric company if she was amish?
but, if she truly couldn't afford it, then well, they are being rather callous, cruel, borderline insane!! if she couldn't afford the electric
bill, then she wouldn't be able move, and ya, it will be real safer for her to be out on the streets, and hey, depending on where she lives,
well.....honey, it's snowing outside! did it mention in the article anything about them referring her to a charity or something that would help her
with the bill....