Sunday, November 07, 2010

The amazing thing about this story

Is, it's in the reliably leftie Denver Post. "Rising fees for utilities may be slowing recovery, economists say"

Welll, duuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Wait, needs a little more: duuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. There.
Even in one of the most contentious election cycles in recent history, most politicians agree on one thing: It's a mistake to raise taxes during an economic recession or early in a recovery.
Make it most Republican politicians, and I might agree.
But equally mandatory fees have quietly and relentlessly crept up in Colorado and across the nation, and economists say they could be slowing the economic recovery. . . .
Read the whole thing. It kind of dribbles off into a discussion of the reasonableness of pay raises for utility workers during a recession. But notice how three little initials are never mentioned with regard to Xcel, the power company: A. G. W. The adoption of belief in it sparked unnecessary initiatives like conversion of coal-fired plants to gas, "investment" in "renewables," etc. Idiots.

Update: Forgot I wrote this same story (a little more angrily, no doubt) a while ago.

Update II: What enviros will say to this piece: Well, duuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh. But they'll add that it's life or death so, suck it up, Shriner.

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