Waste Electricity — Government Hates Competition

6 07 2009

Just as governments now want to tax your driving by the mile, because increased fuel efficiency in cars means that governments are seeing declining per-gallon gas tax revenue, Missouri wants to add surcharges to your utility bills if you are efficient with your energy use.  They couch the argument in a lot of flowery language, but I suspect that the reason is just the same — if you use less energy, government gets fewer energy sales tax dollars.


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