In today's society with the highest rate of UNEMPLOYED, we have the big dogs trying to get richer while WE continue to STRUGGLE and get POORER. Help me to URGE the deciding people to vote AGAINST utility increases from SWEPCO. For SWEPCO customers, they are wanting to raise the rates by $12/month/per household! Do you REALIZE how much MORE money this would be for them?!?!?! I would have started this process sooner, but we JUST NOW got our power restored after being WITHOUT A/C that we have PAID FOR
I am an unemployed FT student that was terminated due to being sick. That company tried covering it up and fought my unemployment claim for 3 months. Then, my food stamps were at the $200/month rate until they figured in my unemployment and dropped it down to $35/month. All of our other utilities have gone up 'due to gas prices'...DOUBLED. How do we expect ANYONE to make it AND afford the newly mandated rates coming of having insurance premiums to our LAW OF LIVING? Now, this was at the end of my unemployment term against that last employer and WHAT FOOD I DO HAVE, I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT if it was not LEFT TO ROT and RUIN at the hands of these MAJOR MONEY HOGS. . .UPDATE: 9/30/12: Woke up again WITHOUT power. Called at 7:20 & 8:30 to both times saying restoration was at 10:30AM. Woke up at 12:37PM to NO power still. I called back, spoke with rep about same instances and there was one house @ end of the street WITH power. She said there was a tree down on the line & that house was on a separate breaker. THIS makes the 2nd time we've had to ARGUE our points of fairness to them due to their games with playing with electricity. IF there WAS a tree down, then WHY did our power come back on IMMEDIATELY after I hung up? I brought up the price increases and she said I needed to address the commission THIS petition is going to. I informed her REAL quick that there are actions being taken for STOPPING THIS already.