The Rural Electrical Cooperative system is a child of the liberal Roosevelt years. It was pure liberal welfare to electrify the rural areas of the country back in the 1930s. If the Republicans had been in charge it never would have happened. The ironic thing is that the majority of the people who benefited the most from this all became right wing crazies who now would work against such programs for any one else. They still get their welfare checks themselves from the Agricultural subsidies we taxpayers lavish on them. But they are now the biggest enemies of every other assistance program figured out the government.
Now, top it off with objecting to a climate change bill because it will raise their electric rates. I wonder if these people live in the 'bozone' and cant see that climate change will snuff their farms and grazing lands forever. How can anyone be so dense?
My sister Carlota told me that a lot of her friends are reading a novel called "Ultimatum". I downloaded it last night onto my Kindle and started reading. It is about a new Obama type President who takes office a few decades in the future and is faced with an impending disaster of climate change that has been kept from the public. Florida is already under water and it will only get worse. The reason for it being everyone not wanting to make sacrifices.
Cue the Electrical Co-ops......They will oppose the climate change bill because their electricity will cost more.
Are we doomed?