Markey [mar-kee] intransitive verb, mar-keyed, mar-keying
- To be sold a false bill of goods
On a routine Google News search, I encountered the headline: “Mass. Bill Aims to Ease High Cost of Electricity.” At first glance, this seemed like welcome news. After all, electricity rates in Massachusetts are among the highest in the country.
According to news accounts, however, the method by which State Senate President Therese Murray’s legislation would lower electricity bills is…to make electricity more expensive! Specifically, the legislation would double the amount of costly, intermittent “green” energy that must be provided by utilities serving the State.
I’ve no idea how Sen. Murray will rationalize the discrepancy between her expressed intent (lowering electricity costs) and her preferred means to this end (raising electricity costs). I’ll update this blog when I find out.