Friday, January 23, 2009

A Socialist Plea From My Local Utility Company

Why create wealth when you can just redistribute it?

When my wife handed me this letter from our local utility company, I exploded.

I have an idea for you, SMUD - how about YOU take a look at YOUR internal processes, and figure out how YOU can become more efficient! It is a recession, after all.

Then YOU are welcome to pass on YOUR savings to the customers YOU deem to be in need.

That way, you won't have to bother customers like ME - just a small time entrepreneur working his ass off to get a business or two off the ground.

You want new jobs to bring us out of this crap?

Then just leave us alone - please, everyone - I'm looking at you too, Federal government! Just let us be - we'll figure out ways to create new jobs - innovation comes from the ground up, NOT from the top down.

And SMUD - don't EVER send a socialist letter like this to my house again. God help me, if I actually had children, and my hypothetical son or daughter opened this letter, and was exposed to this level of mind pollution. Might as well send us an envelope laced with anthrax.

So I, Brett the Commodity Blogger, am hereby calling for all SMUD customers to turn down their thermostats, or just turn them off altogether, and let us unite to combat socialism by freezing our collective asses off.

And with that, I sign off from my home office, where the current indoor temperature is 51 degrees.


messtime said...

Cool down Brett. There is nothing "socialist" about the letter. This is actually a good program because it allows any party (person) to volunteerily give back who may have been helped in the past by this program and is now doing better. If the electric company said it was mandatory for you to give then your reaction would be justified. Let like minded people help each other out if they want to. You help out the efficient people who agree with you if you want to and let the inefficient people help each other out if they want to.

RBM said...

I agree with Bret! Tell the company to get its shit together and drop rates. It will help the poor and people like messtime can give even more to the poor.

Of course I'm assuming that messtime tithes at least 10% of his income to the poor or his church.

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