California is continuing its descent into communism.
The Golden State’s top three electric companies have rolled out their proposal for a fixed-rate electric bill structure based on income.
Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) submitted a joint proposal to the state’s Public Utilities Commission last week laying out how Californians will be charged for their energy use.
The tiered proposal is in accordance with the Democrats’ Assembly Bill 205 requiring fixed rate electric bills and a simpler structure,
SCE said it will benefit approximately 1.2 million of its lower-income customers, who they claim will see their bills drop by 16%-21%.
“That law was intended to lower the amount that residential customers pay per kilowatt hour while increasing transparency with bills,” Kathleen Dunleavy, a spokesperson for Southern California Edison told KTLA on Friday. “This will provide relief to millions of customers.”
Others believe the socialist structure of the electric bills is just pushing California on a slippery slope towards communism.
“What’s next, a proposal for supermarkets that can charge you based on your income for bread and eggs? Also, Best Buy should charge you for a new phone based on your earnings. Airline tickets? There can be three tiers based on earnings,” wrote FrontPage Magazine’s Daniel Greenfield.
The proposal is broken down as follows:
- Households earning less than $28,000 a year would pay a fixed charge of $15 a month on their electric bills in Edison and PG&E territories and $24 a month in SDG&E territory.
- Households with annual income from $28,000 – $69,000 would pay $20 a month in Edison territory, $34 a month in SDG&E territory and $30 a month in PG&E territory.
- Households earning from $69,000 – $180,000 would pay $51 a month in Edison and PG&E territories and $73 a month in SDG&E territory.
- Those with incomes above $180,000 would pay $85 a month in Edison territory, $128 a month in SDG&E territory and $92 a month in PG&E territory.
One familiar with history may recall the similarity between California’s new fixed-rate bill structure and these words of Karl Marx, the founder of communism: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”
No wonder California is seeing the largest exodus of any other state.
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