Massachusetts in Danger of Being Markeyed…

by William Yeatman on March 26, 2012

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Markey [mar-kee] intransitive verb, mar-keyed, mar-keying

  1. To be sold a false bill of goods

Origin:  1976-present; after Rep. Ed Markey (DMassachusetts), ironic rhetorician

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.

Matthew W March 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I don’t understand why Liberals/Greenies keep trying to reinvent cheap electricity !!!
We already have it with coal and nukes !!!!
I can’t afford any more “help”

johnboy March 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm

tired of being “green” to pay more for nothing??

ALibertarian March 27, 2012 at 8:54 am

Oh, she’s just speaking out of both sides of her mouth again. Her constituents are sick of it. It’s time to vote her out and get Tom Keyes in office. What does it tell you when the Senate President is in the closest race in the entire Senate in 2010?

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