Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When tax hikes go unnoticed

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Veteran political reporter Tom Crawford wonders why some pols who talk about raising taxes get tarred and feathered while others get away scot-free:

The members of the Public Service Commission, who also run for office statewide, will take a vote later this year to allow Georgia Power Co. to raise its electricity rates by more than $1 billion. That $1 billion will come out of the wallets of every Georgia Power customer as surely as if some politician had raised their taxes.

There don’t seem to be many people getting upset about it, however. There have been some who showed up at PSC hearings to express concerns about such a large rate increase, but I haven’t seen any Tea Party protests and no one is threatening to throw any PSC members out of office.

Read the rest of his take here.

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