Sunday, January 26, 2014

Utility companies are unlawfully allowed to "EXTORT" cash from our poorest residents "up front" as an eligibility requirement for the "federal entitlement" LIHEAP grant!!!

LIHEAP and the "Energy Partnership" is just another scheme on paper "to help" but continues to reach fewer and fewer of the "most needy" families . . . Some of Pittsburgh's poorest families are NOT getting the help they need to heat their homes this winter because the program is FLAWED (DOES NOT REQUIRE THE UTILITY COMPANIES TO HELP ALL HOUSEHOLDS ON LOW INCOMES AND AT RISK OF FUEL POVERTY). Utility companies are unlawfully allowed to "EXTORT" cash from our poorest residents "up front" as an eligibility requirement for the "federal entitlement" LIHEAP grant!!! And, our "paper messiah" BLACK leaders turn a "blind eye" despite promising to "do something" when they campaigned for office (little more than a year ago) . . . . In fact, I don't recall Ed Gainey (our State Rep) saying anything "that directly addressed this issue" since the campaign. Remember Ed Gainey said "he wanted to replaced Joe Preston because he didn't do enough concerning UTILITIES . . . ."

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