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A $750 Electric Bill! Thank You Barry O!

Has anyone read their most recent electric bill?

If you haven't, get ready for a nice big surprise in your mailbox.

Holy high energy costs!

The rates recently almost doubled and the high costs are all being blamed on a really bad, cold winter.

That is a bunch of bologna being spewed by the media.

Natural gas costs naturally rise with bad bitter cold winters, but since when do electric bills skyrocket in the winter time?

What are people doing, running the AC in the middle of a snowstorm?

Obviously not.

The higher energy costs are all directly attributed to the Commander in Chief's restrictive, ideological, irrational energy policies based upon, "Global Warming," detritus.

What's crazy is that I actually cut my usage last month by almost 50%, knowing that the rates were going to skyrocket - but my bill was still about $300 higher than normal.

February has always been the lowest electric bill I have had to pay all year at my business for almost a decade straight.

Not this year because of quackery like this:


http://youtu.be/fVW9g9JVCY4

But...

I must seriously say thanks to Barry. If he did not provoke me to recently change the way I do business, I would have about $6,000 less in my bank account next year.

Being poked and prodded with a $750 electric bill has made me change the way I operate, and the results are even better than before...doing more and making more money with less power.

A bad winter that results in damaged branches seems bad at first, but in the long run, the stress makes the trees stronger than before after adapting to the current climate.




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HEY ALL GOOD fact or assertion But it's the cost of money

A fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

Drill Drill, coal coal coal making sense,
is like trying to pretend Sarah had a 120 IQ never going to happen, at best actress.

If as many are at Daily Paul a logical thinker you can't rule out the importance of global warming!
Stupid, and whats the rush to burn it. we will always be able to.(our kids)

It's the banks and money!!! look at what going on with food prices, Banker and oil company getting you to take you eyes off the real problem

Ron Paul has always been right on the money and our Freedoms

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?

If you have natural gas

then you have a furnace that has a blower that uses electricity.
Our electric bill is always higher when our gas bill is higher (in the winter) because of the blower.

It is the same kind of blower your evaporator uses for your Air Conditioning system which also consumes electricity. Of course you have to add the compressor running to that cost too.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

My bill skyrocketed by 40%! But it was due to fraud

My bill skyrocketed by 40% in Dec and Jan! But it was due to fraud on the part of the supplier. I got a cold-call in September, offering a really cheap rate. Naturally I said yes. No other terms were mentioned, but since I had changed suppliers like gloves, I figured it was safe.

Not so. This supplier did not mention its 2-month clause, after which time it could raise rates to whatever it wanted. Nor did it mention a $200 cancellation fee. I found out about a class-action suit agains the firm for false advertising.

I cancelled but didn't get a $200 bill from them, probably because they have enough trouble. But I sure overpaid for two months! Finally, this month's bill is back to normal, albeit higher than I'd like.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Starve the beast!

If you believe there is suppression of essentially free forms of energy, which if brought to fruition, would destroy those entities that profit from the burning of fossilized vegetation, you're right. But now comes along the internet, and information power that fights suppression asserts itself. The low-energy-nuclear-reation (LENR) applications are burgeoning out and here is a list of what will be the death of high electric bills, (check 'em out):http://www.e-catworld.com/2014/02/companies-and-organizations-involved-in-lenr-research/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+e-catworld%2FVBsS+%28E-Cat+World%29

My bill $25-$35 month all year around in a 2000 Sq Ft Home

Its call being responsible and how I did.

To get the most bang for dollar is to insulate your attic at less 2.5 ft or more - I insulate the attic with the help of my brother, replace your fridge(I have a simple 20cu fridge with no ice/water), replace your water-heater with a tank-less water-heater and seal every crack with chalk or foam.

My fridge and tank-less is 10 years old. The money I save after 1-2 years I replace the windows myself with the help of my brother. And I just replace a 38 year ago Ac/Heater.

Just 3 months ago the temp drop to 23F but inside the house was 58F with no heater on that a 35F different. I usually keep the temp at 64F-66F just to take the chill out of the air. That's here in California.

Like Ron Paul said American people need to be responsible.

brrrrrr...

:-)

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Thank the Fed and Goldman

The free money from the Fed given to the banksters have allowed them to buy up most of corporate America and they love public utilities aka the giant vampire squid has it's tentacles in your pocket thanks to a corrupt fed..

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

I was mailed a $653 surprise!

I was mailed a $653 surprise!

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” – Samuel Adams

Have to look at the over all picture follow the money

Just because he says something doesn't make it a lie(well most of the time)

But follow the money
This is just the banks using the public perception
Even my grand-kids know the amount of dollars needed to buy something
Food, gas what ever is going to go up because the Dollar isn't worth as much.
Can you say Printing

or look no one when to jail so whats to worry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_electricity_crisis

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?

AS WRONG AS WE KNOW IT IS its here to say

This is double speak for more printing and who get the money BANKERS
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=...

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?

the Califoinia enegy deal broke a bunch of small companys I know

all that the news did is kind of report it..
and everyone that got rich is spending your money

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?

You realize that in 2008,

You realize that in 2008, Obama said he was going to do those things, but never actually did them? I love the reporting...

Here is Obama's energy policy highlights:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_policy_of_the_Obama_admi...

Nothing I see there would cause the price of coal to skyrocket.

Moreover, employment in the coal industry is the highest it has been in 15 years, which suggests that coal production is way up.

Here is politifact:
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/sep/...

Again, the proposed regulations haven't even taken effect yet.

I'd suspect that the rising costs have much more to do with state regulations (if any), increased demand, and the fact that coal has become a huge part of the American export economy. I believe (not sure where I read it) that coal exports doubled from 2012 to 2013...

It is fun to hate on Obama, but the drivel that the OP is trying to push down our throats should be soundly rejected.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

sorry wont buy it.

Are you going to tell me that HIS EPA had nothing to do with the closing of over 150 coal plants since 2010 or that a 150 less coal plants on the market would not cause the price of electricity to rise?

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

If the 150 plants is really

If the 150 plants is really the case, why is coal production the highest it has been in 15 years?

Moreover, think about that statistic. 150 plants since 2010. Not 2013. IF the plants have been closed 4 years ago, why are we only seeing the huge rise in pries all of a sudden?

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

not all in 2010

That would be between 2010 and 2013, not all in 2010.
That in no way is the ONLY cause just low hanging fruit.
Increasing required ethanol in fuel is huge as well or the absence of many off shore oil rigs, locking energy companies out of many public lands, onerous regulations on existing production. One could right a book. Allowing HIS EPA to regulate co2 as a pollutant WTF?!?
That is what plants breath?!?!
There is no way Obammy is not behind higher energy prices.
The assertion is absurd.
You are welcome to try and prove it. I'll listen, to a point.

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

What I am saying is why is

What I am saying is why is the increase so sudden if the decline took place over years. Read and think...

The rule the EPA proposed about the increased ethanol in fuel is just a proposition. It has not been enacted yet.

In regards to "locking energy companies out of places"...firstly, many of the energy depositories in the US are controlled at the state level. Secondly, oil production, energy production, gas production is up, up, up since Obama took office, and up up up since 2013 AFAIK.

The regulations on CO2..which NEW ones are you talking about.

BTW, think about this. Energy costs were super high in November and December as well. Yet any new regulations would only have taken affect in January.

I am sure Obama has some small part in increasing energy prices. But the government's ability to manipulate energy prices is VASTLY overstated (especially the federal government).

I love how you just make the assumption that OBama has to be behind it. No, you don't bother waiting for the facts.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

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NOT on board with fracking

A whole 'nother thread for that topic.

FYI, it appears to me, at

FYI, it appears to me, at least, that the concerns regarding fracking aren't legitimate. Yes, it has environmental damage, but no more so than many other types of energy generation.

But I will fully admit that I don't care much about the subject and have not done intense research on it!

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

From what I looked at if it

From what I looked at if it is done correctly there is not much damage but if you get sloppy or do things wrong ie crack a casing into the water table you can have big problems on your hand very fast.

Of course there are massive corporate interests on either side so objective info is hard to come by.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Cyril's picture

I didn't know His Highness not only is a Constitutional scholar,

I didn't know that His Highness Barack Hussein Obama II, not only is a Constitutional scholar, but also has a PhD in Economics !

FUDGE !

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

how do you get people to buy something that makes no economic

sense? you drive up the cost of what they currently buy. So all the work Obama and friends did shutting down coal power plants it what you get. And now you see how the Solyndra scam works.

I am tired of getting screwed by these parasites and they're using my own money to do it.

Oh no, you used the C

Oh no, you used the C word...Coal.

Burning a few logs in the fireplace today is akin to practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in the 17th century.

Anyone read the new EPA regulations against wood burning stoves?

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2013/10/02/epa-bans-most-wood-...

Coal?

150 coal power plants have been shut down in the United States since 2010.

The Sierra Club brags about it...

http://content.sierraclub.org/coal/150-plants-retired

Now that reality has hit them in the wallet, I wonder what they think of their utopian vision now?

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

My bill

in Cali was $425, of which I pay 2/3. Thanks Obama.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

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Liberty, Betty, does not mean you get free heat

Mine was $140.

Of which I paid every penny because that is what I used.

I pay 2/3

because there are two houses on my property. The person in the little house pays 1/3.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

O.o

Although your statement is dead on as accuracy goes.

Your time and place of use seems to imply a defense on Obammies approach to the private use of natural energy sources.

As if instead of complaining about the purposefully self destructive energy policy of our current tyrant she should shut up and use less?

Say it isn't so O.O

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

Next month is going to be

Next month is going to be even worse. The rates have already gone up compared to last month and everything will be blamed on the weather down south.

Please keep in mind this fact...

The lowest electric bills of the year for most Americans (business owners included) come in the first three months of January, February and March.

Electric bills most often peak in the summer months.

Just imagine what your electric bill is going to be come June, July and August.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

hahaha WHA?

what crazy state you live in. cheapest bill in january phffff. round these parts (washington) we have 300 bills in January and 50 dollar bills in June July and august. of course were a bunch of cofee drinking hippies that dont have A/C never really gets hott enough for long enough to justify the expense. ohhh except the other summer during the great fan shortage, every fan in western Washington was sold.

meow

I live in UT and turn on my

I live in UT and turn on my AC maybe 2-3 days in the summer and our temps regular break 100 deg. We also have massive trees over our house that are prob 100 years old and give plenty of shade.

Our neighbor sold his house to renovate it and the cut down the beautiful trees in their yard. It was tragic to see and the new people living there are going to have a crappy summer.

Idiots.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Glad I had all the trees around our house cut

Live near augusta G.A.and we just went through one of the worst ice storms in the last 20 years. At least three of my neighbors have major roof damage. I have a very efficient air conditioning unit, and last year most months I was just paying 80 dollars a month on electricity, pay more during winter months. Believe me insulation and an efficient air conditioning nit counts way more than trees in the yard adding random shade.