In propping up Constellation, don't let BGE customers fall

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No wonder Constellation Energy CEO Mayo Shattuck wanted to merge two years ago with FPL Group of Florida. Full Story
Fabby

Woodstock, MD

#1 Sep 17, 2008
It's Maryland's monopoly powered Democrat legislature & governors that created this mess. They created energy deregulation in MD. They blocked the PEPCO merger, blocked the FPL merger. If either of those had occurred, Constellation would be able to survive on its own and possibly with a larger company, rates might be lower on average folks. But no, they created this mess instead.

Shame on you politicians. I have friends who will lose jobs thanks to your phony political grandstanding, and yes, I am referring specifically to Gov. Martin O'Malley, the phony Grandstander in Chief of the poor at the expense of working peoples' jobs. He's a friend of the poor alright, by creating MORE of THEM!

And no, I don't have much respect for Mayo Shattuck either. The man has spent the last 10 years kicking the tires on GOLDEN PARACHUTES! What a scumbag.

And if the Baltimore Ravens still employ Shattuck's wife as a cheerleader, I recommend (as Baltimore Ravens season ticket holder), that they FIRE HER AZZ and give SHATTUCK a taste of his OWN medicine!
truth

Gwynn Oak, MD

#2 Sep 17, 2008
They should deprivatize BG&E and let a Public Service Commission run it. Shadduck shoud be fired for incompetence and given no bonuses or golden parachutes. I think Mayo is Ehrlich's buddy as well. It doesn't matter whether the poiticians are Democrats or Republicans, both parties will give the public the shaft.
Rages

Baltimore, MD

#3 Sep 17, 2008
The price of energy is going to be the least of our worries. Once the economy collapses, demand will be so low it's irrelevent. People without jobs can't afford any price. Firms are shedding people at an alarming rate and the dominoes are falling. The bank runs start with the next collapse.
Brian in Phoenix

Triangle, VA

#4 Sep 17, 2008
Hats off to the pro business MD Legislature again. CEG needed a merger and they said....no.

Wow, if they run this state any better, we'll have 0 Fortune 500 companies, just give them time.
Surf52

Woodstock, MD

#5 Sep 17, 2008
Don't let BGE customers fall? I thought they already did.
B-more

Catonsville, MD

#6 Sep 17, 2008
The State of Maryland should re-regulate power generation in Maryland starting with buying BGE from Constellation Energy Group and creating a new public/private consortium to run it. After creating the new BGE, we can invest in new solar, wind, and nuclear power plants in Maryland and reap the benefits without having to pay for Constellation's losses on the energy futures market. Let Mayo take a cut in pay to pay for their losses.
Fabby

Woodstock, MD

#7 Sep 17, 2008
Sorry, but the State of Maryland ALREADY changed REGULATION of Constellation/BGE under the Democrat controlled legislature and F'd it up, for lack of a better word. The Democrat state legislature has made your bed for you and its legally enforceable, so go sleep in it damnit! Your only right at this point is to vote Maryland Democrats OUT of office this November!

Meanwhile, guess who was out partying while Rome was burning this past week?

Yep, O'Malleys March recently performed at the preview of a new downtown Baltimore bar, according to another Baltimore Sun article.

Obviously, the governor is very concerned. HAHA!
johnn

Washington, DC

#8 Sep 18, 2008
so in other words tax payers are about to get screwed again,thanks martin omalley,you#*?@..
reader

Mount Airy, MD

#9 Sep 18, 2008
maybe marty yo'malley and the peoples democratic republic of maryland can byy constellation energy? then they can really run it into the ground.
Unbelievable

Baltimore, MD

#11 Sep 18, 2008
Everything O'Malley touches turns into a disaster, but he keeps singing the same old tune....It's all Ehrlich's fault. Impeach O'Malley NOW before it is too late.
Yu Gotabe Jo King

San Francisco, CA

#12 Sep 19, 2008
Brian in Phoenix:

I guess Maryland having the highest per capita income, a AAA bond rating, and lower than average tax rates is bad for business on your planet. If so...

Why don't you move to California where the Republican Governator Rules? It has over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies AND extremely high taxes, a 7.7% unemployment rate, and the worst bond rating in the nation. Good luck.
Brian in Phoenix wrote:
Hats off to the pro business MD Legislature again. CEG needed a merger and they said....no.
Wow, if they run this state any better, we'll have 0 Fortune 500 companies, just give them time.
Yu Gotabe Jo King

San Francisco, CA

#13 Sep 19, 2008
We could have bought BGE with the rebate we just received. We still can. Thanks for the idea.
reader wrote:
maybe marty yo'malley and the peoples democratic republic of maryland can byy constellation energy? then they can really run it into the ground.
Yu Gotabe Jo King

San Francisco, CA

#14 Sep 19, 2008
Why don't you stick to the facts and the truth.

The truth: many of the Democratic legislators voted against deregulation but not one Republican. The Republican Party (which was in bed with Ken Lay and Enron) ALL VOTED in favor of it (The House by a vote of 95-34 and in the Senate by a vote of 34-13).

We can do something about it but it has nothing to do with voting Republican (except for maybe EJ Pipkin).

It is called reregulation or state-ownership. Fear the Turtle!

Fabby wrote:
Sorry, but the State of Maryland ALREADY changed REGULATION of Constellation/BGE under the Democrat controlled legislature and F'd it up, for lack of a better word. The Democrat state legislature has made your bed for you and its legally enforceable, so go sleep in it damnit! Your only right at this point is to vote Maryland Democrats OUT of office this November!
Meanwhile, guess who was out partying while Rome was burning this past week?
Yep, O'Malleys March recently performed at the preview of a new downtown Baltimore bar, according to another Baltimore Sun article.
Obviously, the governor is very concerned. HAHA!
reader

Mount Airy, MD

#15 Sep 20, 2008
how much will marty yo'malley and the democratic legislators ( including that faux republican fat e.j. pipkin) get from buffett for passing this deal?
ALL politicians, at all levels are crooks, thinking of only themselves, family, and supporters.
IMMRDIATELY ARREST AND DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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