Tuesday, January 27, 2009
WHAT A TRAGEDY
I only heard part of the newscast. A 93 year old gentleman died in Michigan. That's probably not that unusual. A 93 year old gentleman, at the end of his days, passed away. I'm sure his family is grieving tonight. As well they should be. I'm sad to say, I know very little about this gentleman. I learned that man died a slow painful death. Neighbors discovered his body on January 17. They said the indoor temperature was below 32 degrees. The story goes on, a city utility worker had installed a "limiter" device to restrict the use of electricity at Schur's home on January 13. The device limits power reaching a home and blows out like a fuse if consumption rises past a set level. Power is not restored until the device is reset. Is this sad? It's an outrage. This 93 year old man couldn't pay his electric bill. I don't know if his is the case, where he had to choose prescription medicine over utilities, or perhaps food over utilities. But what has happened? How can we spend billions of dollars to bail out conglomerates, and let a 93 year old man freeze to death?