Morning Reads for Monday, August 2, 2019 {Labor Day Edition}

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chamblee54
chamblee54

Here is your labor day supplemental list of links.

xdog
xdog

At a guess, Vogtle is already 180 percent paid for.

Will Durant
Will Durant

“Target in-service dates remain unchanged for Plant Vogtle expansion”

That is to say those target dates that have been moved further out, “at a guess” 10 or 12 times.

Next they will announce they are not only on time but under budget (well at least from yesterday’s projections). It is the biggest boondoggle in the state’s history. To even pretend otherwise is foolishness and ratepayers should take it out on every politician that has forced them to participate in this fraud.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Throwing good money after bad is unfortunately too common, but it’s extremely rare at this level of expense and size of group, i.e. it’s more common when the decision-making is vested with an individual or small group, not shareholders, PSC, politicians, customers and the general public. It bears mention yet again, that the more that is spent, the greater the private profit. The longer it goes on, the fewer and fewer real people will ever obtain inn return for what they’re paying now. And of course that the largest users of electricity (we’re No.1 for business) that are currently paying… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Enjoy the holiday and celebrate organized labor’s contribution to higher wages and labor standards, and better working conditions. I goggled “labor day holiday history”, which returned https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history first. I thought that would provide a good history, but it returned “Can’t reach this page”. I figure the Trump administration learned people were reading it, read for themselves and decided it contained fake information, and has taken it down to rewrite it. In other Labor Day news, Trump withdrew from his position freezing federal employee’s wages in 2020 and authorized a 2.6% increase. The raise would have been 3.1% had Trump not… Read more »