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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

DTE Tries to BS a Rate Increase

Jan 23, 2023

Southeast Michigan’s power utility, DTE, just sent out a mailer to let electricity users know that if you have increased costs this coming year, it’s your fault. Really?! They say that between 3:00 and 7:00 pm you should use less electricity—because it’s when most people use it! Then, if you do use it, it’s your choice to pay more.

What rubbish! It is DTE and big energy that decided to keep their profits sky-high instead of investing in infrastructure. It is big auto that chooses enormous profits on electric cars over public transit.

So now we should stop using electricity between 3:00 and 7:00 to do necessary stuff like cooking, lights, dinner and laundry in the only hours we are home? Haha and bull! Just call it what it is—a rate increase!