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WARNING: Excessive Government Coming Your Way

Break down of surcharges coming to our utility bills.


My Dear Constituents,

You should be you aware of two bills in the Maryland General Assembly that will increase your utility bills. I am sick and tired of government dictating how you have to spend the money you have worked hard to earn.    

HB 89 Gas Companies - Rate Regulation - Infrastructure Replacement Surcharge passed the House and the Senate last week. I stood up and implored my colleagues to vote NO because the charge will hurt the average Marylander and the economy.  By voting NO to HB 89, I continued my fight against excessive government intervention in our lives. Sadly, this bill represents another bailout for gas companies who have failed to invest in their infrastructure, forcing us to foot the bill.  

Another piece of legislation that I am disappointed to report will have a surcharge attached to it is HB 226 – Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013.  HB 226 attaches a $1.50 charge on to your utility bill for the pleasure of having clean energy. Now $1.50 may not sound like a lot; however, the Democratic Leadership has furtively defined the “average residential customer” as anyone who uses 1,000 kWh or less of electricity per month.  

However, if you use more than 1,000kWh, say you use 1,500 kWh per month, you will end up paying $2.25 per month a 50% increase. Only the government can take away your money, give it someone else, and not call it stealing. I say keep your money, and spend it the way you see fit.

These are fees that you do not want and you do not need! I will continue to fight burdensome fees, as well as overwrought regulations that impede economic growth and prosperity.

With your help, we can win this fight!

Glen

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Terry February 14, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Agreed! And, it should be noted that several areas of this country, as well as several foreign countries have already abandoned wind power due to the excessive cost to replace parts for the windmills, which apparently wear out pretty quick. Windmills in the Atlantic Ocean? No thought given to hurricanes, 40 to 80 foot waves, aircraft flying too low in an emergency, ships and smaller craft losing power and drifting into the windmills, multiple failures of windmills creating blackouts? Oh, I forgot.....we are talking about a Governor, and others in Annapolis, that are intent on making a name for themselves. They've ALREADY made a name for themselves and it cannot be printed here!
Steve February 15, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Which foreign countries have abandoned wind power?
f250 redneck February 15, 2013 at 04:50 PM
The reality is that the European wind experience is increasingly colored by gross failure, economic problems related to unsustainable subsidies, curtailment of subsidies and citizen revolt.
f250 redneck February 15, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Denmark to abandon future onshore wind farms in the country
1ke February 16, 2013 at 03:03 PM
You're right, Glen. It doesn't sound like much. Good point.
Steve February 16, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Does anybody take this guy seriously? http://harfobama.wordpress.com/tag/glen-glass/
John February 16, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Anything coming from a website called "Harford for Obama" is either satire or a joke.
Adam Obest February 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
It's definitely a joke John. Even in Councilmanic District F where 44% are Dems and 35% are GOP's, they still voted 50% for Romney and 47% for Obama. People in Harford County are sick of the out of control government spending in DC and Annapolis.

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