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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Choose the candidate who favors low bills
Fellow Virginians, why are we upset about the new regulations President Obama wants to impose on coal-fired electric plants while Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe gets only a whimper of protests for supporting the same measures?
Well, look at last year’s electric bill: It will never be that low again.
Simply multiply a cold month’s bill by 1.15 — for example, $600 x 1.15= $690. That’s what Obama’s new rules will do to monthly electric bills.
Mississippi Power’s rates rose 15 percent last year — and will rise 3 percent more this year — to cover the costs of having a new plant adhere to Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Many Southwest Virginia residents use electric heat due to the lack of natural gas lines nearby.
Please don’t just shake your head and say, “There’s nothing I can do.”
This Nov. 5 you have a vote. Why not choose Ken Cuccinelli for governor because he is leading the fight against higher electric bills that the Obama/McAuliffe ticket will present you with?
Give Sarvis a turn in the last debate
Robert Sarvis, Virginia’s Libertarian candidate for governor, has been rising in the polls.
In several of the most recent polls, his numbers go above 10 percent. However, he was still denied a spot in the last gubernatorial debate, to take place on Oct. 24 at Virginia Tech.
The decision to exclude Sarvis from the debate has the outward semblance of objectivity, but is in fact going to eliminate differing opinions, at the expense of the people of Virginia, who deserve to hear from all the candidates.
WDBJ and Virginia Tech will be enabling a future where two ruling parties are coddled while other viewpoints are excluded from the discussion.
There is still time for Virginia Tech and co-sponsor WDBJ 7 to change their decision.
If you want to hear Robert Sarvis debate Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe, now is the time to let the debate organizers hear from you.
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