Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Hot Issue

It's no secret that electricity bills have doubled and in some cases, tripled. Just since last summer. With approximately 4 million residents in the Houston area, there is a significant percentage of folks who live on fixed incomes. Some live on just their monthly social security check while others may have other additional income. The point is that each and every dollar is accounted for. Many can't pay their March and April electric bills.

And now, here comes summer.

I predict that dozens of older Houstonians will die this year before any drastic action is taken. I don't have the answer. And I don't know whether it will have to be some level of government or the power companies themselves. But nobody will do anything until deaths occur from the excessive heat. Once the politicians see some of their important voting constituency disappearing, maybe they will take some action.

8 comments:

scott w said...

I am afraid you arae correct, sir.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

And my heat has been kicking on all day.
I see you,
JJ

Trudging said...

Yeah my heat is kicking on too. It is probably true that folks have to die before anything happens

AAwoken said...

I made a resolution a while back to never, ever live somewhere where normal weather (everything but massive acts of God) could kill me by just being exposed. I doubt I will be able to keep this resolution but so far....(knock on wood).

AAwoken said...

I made a resolution a while back to never, ever live somewhere where normal weather (everything but massive acts of God) could kill me by just being exposed. I doubt I will be able to keep this resolution but so far....(knock on wood).

Lex-Sunshine said...

If you come up with any solutions let me know....... the AC has been on WAY too often for April and we're not even started on summer.....

Daily Piglet said...

I hate hearing those stories each summer and winter. I think we need to "review" how we treat our older generation. There are other countries that take very good care of the elders. I think it's respect.

Houston is oppressively hot in the summer. I can't handle temperature extremes. And just so you all know, the Carolinas have four seasons.

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