Funny, I never got a chance to vote on whether I wanted PG&E to monopolize my power options.
Pretending to be a “Tax-Payers Right to Vote Act” PG&E has launched a California initiative (Prop 16) in the June election that will further $olidify their monopoly control, disingenuously calling it a “right to vote act” that raises the bar upon entry, and allows them to u$e divide-and-conquer tactic$ to prevent any local municipality from competing with them. It’s a Trojan Horse operation by the people who are bringing you – whether you like it or not – “Smart Meters” that aren’t smart or even the slightest bit secure from hacking. “Smart Meters” that can increase their revenue at the touch of a button. From the Fresno Bee:
How badly does PG&E want you and 15 million other Californians as customers?
Not badly enough to roll back its rates — which are among the highest in the nation — by cutting bureaucracy and trimming its chief executive’s $5 million annual compensation.
Not badly enough to do something about the frequent blackouts endured by ratepayers.
But PG&E is willing to spend tens of millions of dollars, skirt fair-play regulations and deceive voters. And it created Proposition 16 in the hope of using a constitutional hammer to nail you down once and for all.
They hate the fact that some cities (Palo Alto famously did this years ago with both electric and water) buy energy in bulk at discounted rates and re-sell it to residents without a markup, so PG&E is sending $25 million to $35 million this year to convince voters to have fewer choices – and if it passes the initiative would require two-thirds of the voters in an area to approve an alternative energy option, raising the threshold for cities and municipalities to compete against them.
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates used physical force yesterday to remove Mark Toney, Executive Director of The Utility Reform Network, who interrupted a PG&;E-sponsored meeting at the David Brower Center to protest Proposition 16, a PG&E-sponsored statewide measure on the June ballot.
(Photos by Luke Thomas)
Why are Leftists always so violent and deranged?