Let me say it again. The Connecticut General Assembly is RESPONSIBLE for the MASSIVE INCREASE in your ELECTRIC RATES.
The other thing I have been saying all along is that when the legislature implemented a half-assed deregulation bill that was destined to elevate our generation rates back in 1998, it as due in large part to the fact that most of the legislature were too ignorant or uninformed to even understand the issue. They meddled with a system they were either too arrogant to respect, or too stupid to comprehend. In many respects, a combination of both, I'm afraid.
It is therefore, somewhat amusing to see today's entry over at Capitol Watch detail how a member of the legislature, probably one of those who voted for deregulation back then, asked a non-partisan research office why the rates were so high now. The answer could have been one word: "YOU."
I recommend that everyone who has the time check out this report. It is proof positive that our legislature will never decline an opportunity to mess with things it does not understand while promising great things to the public it has no idea of how to achieve.
Back then we were told how their actions would cut our rates. Check out your electric bill this month to see how that worked out.
Now legislative Democrats apparently want to give energy assistance this winter to those who can't afford it. Well, that might be nearly all of us. If it weren't for these torpid idiots in the first place, many wouldn't need energy assistance. They have kicked taxpayers overboard in ten-foot waves and want us to celebrate them because they tossed us a little life preserver.
Thanks legislative Democrats! But if you really want to give energy assistance to CT residents you can stop screwing around with market systems you are too stupid to understand.