A “fresh” Marxist-Communist notion – that consumers should pay bills based on their income, not on what they consume – seems to be making headway in California.
Soviet Communism in California
The idea that users should pay based on what they “can,” not on what they actually used, is the same Marxist-Communist abomination as the destruction of merit. That’s replacing merit with class, race, gender, or other categories ignoring hard work when rewarding individuals.
The deranged Democrats have been pushing the “pay what you can, not what you must” notion for quite some time. California is about to put that into practice now.
Three California power utilities – Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric – put forth a proposal to charge their clients based on the latter’s income, rather than on electricity consumption, The Gateway Pundit reported.
The plan was drafted on the grounds of a new bill of the Democrat-run Californian legislature, which requires that electricity bills in the state be made “simpler.”
According to KTLA, the legislation – Assembly Bill 205 – requires the introduction of “generally simpler bills” and a fixed rate for electricity consumers. If the plan is approved, which seems very likely, the changes on customers’ bills are going to appear as of early 2025.
California's legislature required the State's electric companies to begin charging for electricity based on income. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs". Karl Marx would be proud. https://t.co/nmQriCAB4O pic.twitter.com/dRPXJ1Sx5G
— @amuse (@amuse) April 16, 2023
“California electricity bills will soon be based on income” https://t.co/P8Tl5OLNhQ
— Brian Roemmele (@BrianRoemmele) April 16, 2023
California Going Full Commie: ‘Designing Electricity Rates for An Equitable Energy Transition’
Income-based utility billing is the latest assault on the productive in California.@CaliforniaGlobe https://t.co/ntMVp9fvLM
— Katy Grimes (@KATYSaccitizen) April 16, 2023
The Rich Will Pay for the Poor
As per the proposal, clients earning under $28,000 a year would pay a fixed electricity bill of $15 per month in territories operated by PG&E and Edison and $24 in the territory of SGD&E.
For households making $28,000 – $69,000, the monthly fixed rate for electric bills will be $20 for Edison’s clients, $34 for SDG&E clients, and $30 for PG&E clients.
In the $69,000 – $180,000 bracket, customs will pay $51 per month to Edison and PG&E, $73 per month to SDG&E. For households whose income exceeds $180,000, Edison’s clients will pay $85, SDG&E’s – $128, and PG&E – $92.
According to Edison spokeswoman Kathleen Dunleavy, the communist price structure will boost transparency and give “relief to millions of customers.” The company predicted about 1.2 million lower-income customers will be paying 16%-21% less on their monthly bills.
California to charge for electricity based on income so middle class and above can subsidize the poor for higher prices caused by climate idiocy.
Now you know what the red star on the California flag is for.https://t.co/K9fHYk9GLk
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) April 12, 2023
This article appeared in Mainstpress and has been published here with permission.
Income-based power bill: Make more money, pay more for electricity? New fee proposed – based on income, not on power use. Now on ABC7 https://t.co/AVumlbG5NL
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