Vote No on Question 4
Until today I was a bit indifferent about Cellucci/Harshbarger. After
having read what I did today, I think it is IMPERATIVE to get Cellucci
OUT. Send this note to EVERYONE as soon as possible!
Cellucci appears to support question 4. Ralph Nader calls Question 4
"possibly the biggest ripoff in Massachusetts history". With good
Question 4 basically asks the voters if they approve of the Mass
deregulation law recently passed. You MUST VOTE NO! Here's why:
The bill makes the taxpayers of Mass foot the bill for bad
investments by Boston Edison , Northeast Utilities, etc. To the tune
of $3000 each!
It deregulates controls on building NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. Want one of
those in your back yard.
In other states, similar measures were taken, and the failed
investments were either charged to the utility stockholders or split
Think: The utilities are pounding us with TV ads saying vote yes. Are
they doing it for public interest or big profits? No surprise here!
Visit http://www.stopthebailout.com to get the info. Learn what state
reps split 2 million from utilities to pass this law. Attached is a
short Q & A from that site.
What is deregulation and why is it happening?
Customers in Massachusetts pay electric rates nearly 50% above the
national average. Until March 1st, depending on where you lived or
worked, it was decided for you which electricity company was yours.
Now, ratepayers in Massachusetts have the right to choose which
company provides power to their home or business. Bringing competition
to electricity should have brought down rates a lot -- many thought by
as much as 30% to 40% below what we currently pay.
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