Quote: Originally Posted by pgs
See , you just proved my point , now run along .
Oh pity the poor LIE-berals as all their policies collapse into the dirt in disgrace! Its why they are so obsessed with talking about the allegedly wonderful future they claim their electric toys will bring us if only we will swallow our disgust and support LIE-berals one more time! All their past promises have been exposed as LIES so now they bait and switch and offer up this last delusional offer of electric toy cars- but the do NOT want to talk about the COST! LIE-berals are really only fixated on how much money they can skim off the electric car “business” that exists ONLY due to govt bribery! WE are NOT supposed to ask about all the previous LIE-beral messes such as:
Here is another article illustrating the troubling results of selfish LIE-beral policy. With some comments of my own in brackets):
Hydro customer debt and disconnections soar under Kathleen Wynne
By James Wallace. Published: December 22, 2017. Updated: December 22, 2017 6:54 PM EST
Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ Opinion/ Columnists
New numbers posted by the Ontario Energy Board paint a painful picture of how hydro customers have fared under Kathleen Wynne’s government.
During the past four years, under Wynne’s watch, there’s been a 19% increase in residential hydro disconnections, a 28% increase in arrears and a 40% increase in customer debt owed to provincial electricity distributors.
Over the same time period, those utilities saw just a 4% increase in new customers.
The numbers depressingly illustrate the degree to which Ontarians have increasingly struggled to pay their hydro bills.
They also nakedly expose the fact there’s nothing “fair” about the way the Liberals are treating hydro customers. That’s a political lie and a fiction perpetuated by a desperate government that’s resorted to marketing slogans in place of sound policy to address the mess they’ve made.
Here’s what the numbers show:
In 2013, Ontario electricity distributors cumulatively had 4,416,713 customers, a number that grew to almost 4,598,314 customers in 2016 — a 4% increase over four years;
The number of accounts disconnected for non-payment grew almost 19% from 49,130 to 58,286 over the same period;
The number of accounts in arrears increased 28% from 307,822 to 392,963;
And the amount of arrears debt owed by customers increased a staggering 40% from $96,461,640 to $134,885,199.
Clearly, a growing number of Ontarians struggled under the Wynne government to pay their hydro bills over that time.
“The numbers are quite staggering,” said PC energy critic Todd Smith. “Things are not getting better under the Liberals.”
(The problem is govt tax inflation- water rates up 9 percent unless its an election year when its ONLY 4 percent. Hydro rates doubled in 10 years- with only a 25 percent decrease this for this year only- with more price increases slated for after the 2018 election. With residential property taxes soaring as much as 25 percent and business taxes doubling or tripling in one year thanks to SCREWED UP market value assessment policy. LIE-berals drive up costs rapidly so they can buy civil service Hog votes- but our incomes do not rise nearly as fast as LIE-beral greed! LIE-berals buy votes and cling to power at any price!)
(It does not help that too many of us have been forced into retirement- taking the company buyout that is better than nothing- but that limited one time funding DOES NOT provide the sort of return on investment that can pay for LIE-beral GREED! We cannot afford LIE-beral policy that drives govt costs while we live on fixed incomes, frozen wages and reduced hours of work! LIE-berals have exactly the same set of vile values as the Pigs in the book Animal Farm!)
In fact, he said, former Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter predicted with “Kreskin-like” accuracy, back in 2011, that this would happen.
At the time, McCarter raised red flags over the Liberal government’s decision to spend billions of dollars on wind and solar power projects without proper oversight.
“While this helped these projects get off the ground quickly, their high cost will add significantly to ratepayers’ electricity bills in the future,” McCarter predicted at the time, a suggestion the Liberals scoffed at.
The consequence, over the past four years, has been escalating hydro bill problems for consumers rooted in a flawed, mismanaged and ideological Liberal government plan that wasted billions of dollars promoting and overpaying for unneeded green energy.
(In another act of insane greed Hydro One wants us to “pre-pay” for electricity!)
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And although the Liberals have introduced plans to limit disconnections and reduce rates by 25%, the reduction is temporary, will cost future customers $4 billion and rates are poised to skyrocket after the 2018 election. It does nothing to address growing consumer debt.
“Unless something is done to actually lower the cost to generate and produce electricity in three to four years you’re going see these numbers spike again,” Smith said.
(What Smith and others are telling us is that LIE-beral greed is creating a two level economy like something out of a sci fi novel- where a privileged few live well and others- the deprived “Morlocks” starve in the dark!)
The real-world consequence is that families across the province are struggling with record debt and growing difficulty paying their bills, said Nipissing Conservative MP Vic Fedeli.
(With LIE-berals importing tens of thousands of Muslims with multiple children they cannot pay for and with more teeming thousands of illegals coming her at LIE-beral invitation and this muddled immigration will suck govt revenue like DRACULA!)
Fedeli said families are in his northern constituency office on an almost daily basis looking for help to deal with hydro bills.
“Here we are a couple of days before Christmas and we’ve got people in here,” Fedeli said. “We have families who absolutely have to decide whether they can heat or eat.”
“That’s real,” he said. “This falls directly at the feet of Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal government of Ontario.”
A request for comment from Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault’s office was referred to Hydro One.
Meanwhile, the Liberals continue to pump out “Fair Hydro Plan” propaganda suggesting they actually have a plan.
(LIE-berals do have a plan- anybody who cannot pay to live in THEIR Ontari-owe can LEAVE!)
“Ontario is lowering electricity bills for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness,” says a current post on the Thibeault’s Energy Ministry’s website under the title “Ontario is cutting electricity bills.”
For many Ontario families this holiday season, it sure as hell doesn’t seem that way.
jawallace at postmedia