If anyone has read my posts of late you will have seen and heard me screaming about this economy. With winter looming and yes I know it’s 90 outside this week but with winter looming on the horizon and the large number of homes being heated with Oil here in New England I have been deeply concerned that we have been side tracked with a host of issues that are not as urgent.
For to many the ability to have resources in place to tap and to adjust to the rapid rise in heating costs is just a dream. When you were use to paying under $400 a fill up of oil that would last 4-6 weeks in November- March the shock of $1200-1500 on fixed and shrinking incomes has threatened to create a situation beyond comprehension. In today’s Boston Globe is this story that I quote to start my comments and I want to thank the Massachusetts Delegation and Congressman Ed Markey for taking the bull by the horns. I will though sit and watch to see who wins this struggle before I declare victory for the middle class. Yet what a giant leap forward.
I hope those who read this will like myself contact our congressman and thank them for this effort and also encourage them to follow it through, this is a real life and death situation facing us for many seniors and young families this aid will mean the difference between literally freezing this winter and being able to afford Heat and Food to see them through.
Now don’t think I am not with out further suggestions because I could not miss such an opportunity but why not a Heating oil Subsidy for the Northeast? After all didn’t this congress just pass a rather large Farm Subsidy to help keep farmers safe in tough economic times? I see no difference in the plight of New Englanders facing a winter of huge heating bills and little or no resources to see them through.
Here is the URL for the Article: http://www.boston.com/news/loc…
Don’t forget Call today and say Thank You and tell them to stay on it.
As Usual Just my opinions