Why won’t Shumlin give your money back?
It’s a predictable stunt. Promise one thing. Do another.
It’s typical of the way liberals think, and govern. It may be your money. But they know how to spend it better than you do.
Ten years ago Vermont ratepayers were forced to bail out Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS). Ratepayers were told that if CVPS was ever sold or merged with another utility, the money ($21 Million. Yes, $21,000,000 – more than $150 per household) would be returned to the ratepayers who bailed them out.
That was then.
This is now.
Governor Shumlin’s Public Service Commission has negotiated a deal that would allow CVPS to merge with Green Mountain Power. And what about that promise to return the money to the ratepayers?
Call it Governor Shumlin’s ‘Tax the Ratepayers’ plan. And don’t take my word for it… see for yourself.
Instead of returning the money to the ratepayers, the Governor will allow the utility to “invest” the ratepayer’s money in “efficiency programs.” Even worse, the utility will be allowed to incorporate the $21 million into their “rate base.” Under Vermont law, the higher the rate base, the more a utility is allowed to charge its customers. That means higher energy prices for you.
The ratepayers (you) will be taking it on the chin twice. (In his own words, watch to Governor say that “we can handle” (meaning you) a 10% rate increase)
And what was Governor Shumlin’s response when he got caught rigging this little sweetheart deal? First he called it a “great value for the ratepayers.” Then, in an attempt to distance himself from the deal his Public Service Commission brokered, he said, “I’m managing all kind of issues. I don’t get into the weeds about every detail.”
We’re fighting back, and we’d like you to join the cause.
Our candidate for Governor, Randy Brock, is leading the charge against Governor Shumlin’s ‘Tax the Ratepayers’ scheme.
But he can’t do it alone. In order to win this battle, and win the election in November, Randy needs the help of theVermont Republican Party. And to help elect Randy and others who will side with cash-strapped, overtaxed Vermonters, we need your help.
It comes down to this.
We believe you are the best judge of how to spend your money.
We believe a promise made is a promise that should be kept.
Please donate today and help us turn up the heat on Governor Shumlin and expose his ‘Tax the Ratepayers’ scheme.
It’s your money. Make them give it back.
Jack Lindley, Chairman
P.S. It’s your money. Make them give it back.
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