Monday, March 27, 2006

Bruce Tytler Calls for Investigation of Energy Markets

I spoke to Democratic candidate Bruce Tytler last week, and one of the things that struck me about him is the degree to which the economic needs of the 24th District influence the actions he would like to take as a member of the US House of Representatives. This approach was evident in his ideas about energy policy. He told me,

"High energy costs are hurting businesses. They're hurting households. We see it in our personal budgets. I know local businesses could not expand like they would have liked to because of increased energy costs.

I've talked to some business leaders, and they're not completely convinced that it's all market related. I understand the value of having a free market, but it has to be regulated. I think that was established over 100 years ago when you had the Gilded Age disparities between the rich and the poor and the undue influence that the big corporations had. Markets have to be regulated, and the first thing I'm going to do is investigate the energy market and see what's going on there and why energy costs are so much higher, even in different areas of the state."

More on my talk with Bruce Tytler to come...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tytler tosses in the towel