Poverty, lifelong slavery designed into economic system

I read your comments in regards to the sale of electrical transmission lines a few weeks back

Dear Editor,

I read your comments in regards to the sale of electrical transmission lines a few weeks back and I had a chance to Google whatever information was available.

Every man woman and child in Alberta will lose $1,000 each on this deal. For me that’s $5,000 and we will all have to pay the owners a return of nine per cent.

People always wonder where poverty comes from and why — it’s designed into the economic system to ensure lifelong slavery. Will the people of Alberta ever be able to escape paying higher electricity to live? No. Where else can you get power?

If the private sector owns your basic needs of survival you will have no options. That’s why we built government — to protect our basic needs.

If you look at the poorest countries you will find basic services are privately owned. Airports, power companies, water, roads, all privately owned in the poorest countries. Ontario is destroyed by high electrical rates. They took apart Ontario Hydro and allowed deregulation.

Alberta has the highest electrical rates with the lowest costs. The greatest profits for private owners. When I turn on my welder its costing me $40 an hour in electricity, I can’t escape that without changing my electrical supply.

The existing government is betraying the people. This should be closely examined and I thank this newspaper for being an independent source of vital information. Thank you

Lyle Dressler,

Sylvan Lake