Maybe Washington could learn a thing or two.
Energy Committee Ranking Member Sean Williams today joined with Sen. John Fonfara (D-1),the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and residential consumers at a Hartford press conference opposing legislation seeking to re-regulate our state’s electricity market.
Representative Williams noted that more than 140,000 Connecticut rate-payers have signed up with competetive electricity suplliers, finding savings of more than 10% over the regulated utility rate. Williams and company stressed that customers wanted CHOICES when purchasing electricity, rather than state government deciding for them pointing to a stack of more than 800 consumer emails generated through the website http://www.nomoremonopoliesct.com/.
What does all this mean? Well it means that capitalism needs to remain alive and kicking here in Connecticut. It means that you know how to spend your money better than the government does. It means that we cannot allow the government to control our lives, even a miniscule amount more than they are now.
It means that market freedoms are essential freedoms- and when those disappear, so does the American dream.
In a time when the Beltway is tightening regulations that force consumers into government controlled entities, it is good to know that at least some sensible minds in Hartford are trying to protect the important choices of the residents of Connecticut.
Sean Williams website can be seen here.