January 27th, 2009

forget me nots

I heard about this on the radio this morning. How awful!

Story here: http://tinyurl.com/cd78gw

This is so sad! A 93 year old man froze to death in his own house because he was behind in his power bills and the power company limited his power. What an awful story.

I would think that in the winter, with temperatures like we have here, there could be a way of dealing with situations like this. I don't think it means people should get free power, but I do think there ought to be a delay in a shut off until temperatures are at a safe level.

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