Monday, September 22, 2008

Houstonians may be Forced to Pay for Rebuilding Electric Grid

A hurricane hit the Gulf Coast. We'll just call it Hurricane Ike. You shelter in place because the city told you too. Maybe your house didn't sustain any damage...or maybe it's completely gone. You've been without electricity and water for anywhere from a day to who know's how long, 1 or 2, maybe 3 weeks. And now the electric company will most likely pass the cost of rebuilding its infrastructure on to you. Because you don't have shit else to deal with it.

This is capitalism at its worst. Hooray for deregulation of utilities. If you aren't pissed off, then you aren't paying attention...and maybe that's because you are trying to rebuild after a hurricane ripped apart your life. Nice Centerpoint, really nice.

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