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Feel Good Legislation

Dear Source:
It was interesting, at best, to listen to Hill, Serville, Russell, and James pandering on the senate floor to the voting public on WAPA rate increases. Serville sent ill-advised legislation to appropriate from an unknown funding source(s) $20 million and $25 million respectively for WAPA LEAC moratorium and for 'relief' to the 'suffering constituents' to bring their bills back to the level they were before the last increase. Fortunately the senate did not pass these emotionally charged bills.
I find it curious to hear how concerned they are about 'us' and how much money we have to pay for increases in energy since all of them supported ACT 6905 in the eleventh hour of the last session of the 26th Legislature as pointed out by Senate President Usie Richards on the senate floor. Senator Richards also commented the 'feel good' WAPA millions legislation was meant to negate their passing of ACT 6905 in an election year since the proposed appropriated funds would never trickle down to the rate paying public. Like we'd ever forget ACT 6905!
It is obvious the recall four still believe we have short memories and will not remember come November 2008. It is also interesting how often Senator Richards has to correct Russell on the distortion of facts as spoken by Russell on the senate floor. And then, come Saturday on his radio diatribe Russell repeats the exact same distorted facts! With the exception of the senate minority, the rest of our senators seem to 'get it' and are not trying to trick the public.
Jill Lange
Christiansted, St. Croix

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