from BS Bill
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should be allowed out in public
Back in June of this year, BullShit Bill Bennett the redneck asshole from Cranbrook manages to offend at least fifty percent of civilized folks he addresses said that a 26% rate hike for BC Hydro was unacceptable. In papers that used to be Canned Waste properties the headline read.......
Energy Minister Bill Bennett says efforts are underway to reduce potential 26-per-cent hike
Thus I found it cute this morning when Bluster Bill announced that the rates would be rising 25.5%, talk about finessing the numbers rather than just outright lying, which is also a common BC LIEberal tactic.
Now when I went back to see what Crusty Clark and Boorish Bill were saying this spring and summer, I realized that initially the secret/confidential leaked paper from BC Hydro wanted the whole 26% in two years, I have to admit that this is a reduction after all, even though the quoted 25.5% is still really too cute for words.
However, Bill's math still isn't all that good, because actually the percentage raise in each of five years comes out more like 28%, but hey, let's not quibble over a measly 3.5%, after all, I guess I'll also be having a $35 per month surcharge added next month because I don't want an effing dumb meter. I still don't understand how Ontario, a province that managed to lose a billion dollars on failed gas generating plants, managed to get three times as many dumb meters as we did for the same price. When you look at it that way the Ontario version of Libs is still over a billion dollars ahead of our business wizards.
Just think how low our rates could be if we didn't have to buy Rape of the River IPP power and sell it for half or a third or less of what we buy it for. Or even better, if we didn't have to build an eight billiion (probably 30 billion by the time it is built) Site C dam so we can subsidize private energy companies to give away natural gas and maybe blow up Prince Rupert or Kitimat.
I also found it interesting to learn that PEI built the Confederation Bridge, which traverses thirteen kilometers of sometimes pretty violent ocean that also freezes, for a quarter or so of the price of our ice bomb bridge over the Fraser and the Golden Ears white elephant bridge. I even watched a Frontiers of Construction documentary about the construction of that bridge and it was a colossal and challenging project (which apparently also works very well in most conditions other than hurricanes).
Gawd almighty I hate the stooopid, greedy and slimey BC government...........