NY Times’ Kristoff: Utility customers require auxiliary generators because of tax cuts for the rich. “Half-a-century of tax cuts focused on the wealthiest Americans leave us with third-rate public services, leading the wealthy to develop inefficient private workarounds.” Ummm, most electric utilities are private companies and NOT financed by tax money so this argument is flat out wrong. Maybe tax cuts for the rich are also responsible for the declining intellectual level of newspaper pundits too, eh?

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13 Comments on "NY Times’ Kristoff: Utility customers require auxiliary generators because of tax cuts for the rich"

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poppajoe49
November 28, 2012 9:18 pm

Damn BOA, you put my whole argument in the OP.
You are right, if electric companies were government owned, you would be paying about $5 a KW hour for electric instead of $0.15.
BTW, those “inefficient private workarounds” are generally propane powered backup generators that automatically power up the entire house, so “inefficient” doesn’t really accurately describe them.
Kristoff should try doing a little something called research before he opens his mouth and removes all doubt as to his stupidity.

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Not so silent
November 28, 2012 11:26 pm

He works for the NYT….Research is verbotten and stupidity is required.

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I'm With STUPID
November 29, 2012 2:10 am

Th NY Times left wing extremist propaganda machine is good at forecasting what the democrats talking points are and that is it.

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Joe Redfield
November 29, 2012 8:26 am

The NYT also has its own on-site electrical generator, but apparently it’s hidden in the basement so the editorial staff doesn’t know about it. Either that, or they are too lazy to check.

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Navyvet2
November 29, 2012 9:40 am

Why research? Just make shit up like they always do. The readers of the NYT are idiots and especially vulnerable to bullshit because they think they are smart. Intellectual? Yes. Smart? NWF!

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November 29, 2012 4:12 am

Don’t worry, Barry will be driving up all of our energy prices and scarcity with his draconian legislation on how the stuff is produced.

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I'm With STUPID
November 29, 2012 4:42 am

One day, we’ll all look back at the fiscal cliff and laugh and laugh and laugh and then boil another shoe.

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November 29, 2012 7:12 am

ooooh filet of sole.

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November 29, 2012 8:45 am

I have a generator that I can fire up whenever I don’t have power available, for whatever reason. It doesn’t fire up automatically, I have to get up off my butt, walk over to the panel, and push the button. And trust me, I’m not wealthy.

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Navyvet2
November 29, 2012 9:42 am

Push the button? Wow! You must be one of those privileged rich people. I have to pull a starter cord on my generator.

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December 1, 2012 6:04 pm

It’s installed in the RV that I live in. 5500 watt, sequential multi-port electronic fuel injected V-Twin! YEAH!

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I'm With STUPID
November 29, 2012 9:04 am

The rich don’t invest capital into the infrastructure of business communities that corporations and businesses are abandoning.
Class warfare = refugee rich

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Extirpates
December 1, 2012 11:39 am

Kristoff is not ashamed to display abysmal ignorance to anybody/everybody.

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