Greatest Generation’s Last Fight?

August 3, 2009

The ‘Greatest Generation’ may have enough left for one more fight.

Baltimore Gas & Electric’s request for an expedited regulatory review of its smart meter installation program ran into the third rail of American politics last week — the AARP.

AARP Maryland filed a letter of opposition to the fast-track process asking for a full hearing, according to the Baltimore Sun (July 28).

The Sun reported:

“The problem is what’s not in the filing,” said AARP Maryland’s advocacy director, Hank Greenberg. “There are a lot of questions that need to be answered.”

Only with an evidentiary hearing, with sworn witnesses and testimony by experts, would the public be “able to substantiate whether there are savings and whether some of the claims in the filing can be verified and backed up,” he said.

In its letter, AARP also raises concerns about a “time-of-use” pricing scheme also included in BGE’s filing. The utility proposed charging about 16 cents per kilowatt-hour from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays from June through September and 10 cents for other times during that period.

Not only should AARP be concerned about smart meters — a.k.a., energy rationing via high prices — the seniors’ advocacy group ought to be concerned about the Waxman-Markey climate bill now being considered in the Senate.

While Waxman-Markey will raise energy prices for seniors (and everyone else), it won’t increase their fixed retirement incomes.

One Response to “Greatest Generation’s Last Fight?”

  1. dublds Says:

    Well how else are you going to control the population if you can’t turn off heat to the elderly in the dead of winter? Right, by charging them more for electricity than they can afford to pay out of their bankrupt Social Security benefits.

    Standard climate elitism at work here. History’s biggest embarassment of a generation, the Baby Boomers, after squandering the monetary and political capital of their parents on drugs and communism, now seek to quietly put them out of their misery while they sleep by turning off their heat. And they’ll justify it to themselves by acting like they’re saving the world just like their parents did. But sadly they’re only surrendering to the same threat their parents fought, and as it turns out they’re not even going to get to do that without a fight. Praise be to the greatest generation, long past their years, stepping up to challenge the bankrupt doublespeak of the GW alarmists. Even as their worthless kids and grandkids submit willingly.

    “One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all”.

    The people who remember THAT America will fight to the end for it. The rest of us will never know it. Instead we’ll choose to freeze those people death next winter as a offering to Gaia…

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