To the Editor:
If ever there was a time to place all electrical, telephone and cable wires underground in water-resistant conduits, now is that time. With all of the profits the electrical and other companies that use wires to deliver their product are realizing, they have the audacity and gall to claim it would be too expensive to do so. What could possibly be more expensive than the staggering and killing costs endured by homeowners, big and small businesses and entire cities because of falling trees, tripping all of the wiring that delivers life-soaring electricity that provides for life-sustaining heat, light and the preserving of our food?
There is naturally nothing we can do about hurricanes, cyclones, tornadoes or other calamities, but we can halt most of the wasteful devastation incurred by the loss of power that should not have to be in the first place. The time couldn’t be more ripe for the filing of lawsuits against these crazy rich companies to make them see the light (pun intended). How much more pain and devastation are we going to allow them to put us through before they do what they know has to be done? The situation also is raising the costs for insurance companies and creating increased premiums for all of us.
Why doesn’t the government and most of the crafty politicians do what they were elected to do instead of protecting those donor-giving leeches? The rich are protecting and looking out for the rich. Want some action, do you? A clean sweep is necessitated. Haven’t you still had enough? Please wake up from your lethargic coma, because if you don’t act, shame.
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