California will chase even more residents away with this new communist scheme

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The Blue state exodus has been well documented in recent years.

But the problems in one Blue state are about to get worse.

And California will chase even more residents away with this new communist scheme.

Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, and San Diego Gas & Electric are three major utility companies in California.

The companies are looking into charging customers based on their income levels.

Under a joint proposal they filed for a flat-rate charge based on income, it would cost as little as $15 a month for low-income households and up to $85 more per month for households making more than $180,000 a year.

The income-based proposal is part of the companies’ compliance with legislation passed by the California state government last year that requires these types of plans for utilities.

According to Kathleen Dunleavy with Southern California Edison, fixed charges have always been built into the kilowatt-hours that we use to power appliances and turn on the lights. 

Bills are mostly made up of two things — the kilowatt-hours, or the energy you use, and fixed costs for providing electrical services. 

Fixed costs include things like building and maintaining the electrical grid, providing customer support, energy efficiency programs, and more.

“So what the state has asked the utilities to do is to break out those charges for greater transparency so that when customers look at their bills, you’re going to see that this amount is going to maintain the infrastructure and how my electricity is provided and then this amount represents how much I’m using which is actually going to go down 33%,” Dunleavy said. “Under the proposal, SCE’s approximately 1.2 million lower-income customers would receive an average 16%-21% bill reduction, and about half of SCE’s customers would see lower bills, assuming no change in electricity use. Rates for each unit of electricity consumed (kilowatt-hours) would decrease by about 33% for all residential customers.”

The State is deciding the particulars, including how they’ll determine a customers’ income, which Dunleavy said will be done by a state agency or a third party vendor. 

The California Public Utilities Commission would have to approve the proposal and make a final decision by mid-2024. 

If approved, the fixed-rate bills could be in effect as soon as 2025. 

Critics argue that this is nothing more than California implementing a Marxist agenda under the guise of “equity.” 

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.