2009 Spain Electrical Bill
Pure suit and tie robbery
There have been recent changes to the electrical bill that spaniards receive. Originally the bills were once every two months, but starting February 2009 they are billing once a month. AND they have hiked up the rates officially 15%. That's officially, but in practice it looks like the bill has doubled.
Here is my bill for just 1 month usage:
It is 78 Euros for just one month. We are talking 78Euros for one month for a tiny studio apartment for a single working person who is not home half the time!!!!! Other people with actually families have received $300 Euro charges.
My landlord first announced the amount to me over the phone. Then when she came to collect the money, she goes: "¿Se te ha pasado el disgusto?" ( i.e. Have you gotten over it?.)
This is pure suit & tie robbery . These companies executives are the highest paid, then they go asking the government for help using our tax money and the government just turns one cheek and shows them the other cheek. The spanish government are a bunch of bumholes!
Put the bill in perspective: The highest imaginable prices, for a country that has the highest unemployment rate 17% ANYWHERE in Europe. The lowest salaries ANYWHERE in the western world. The HIGHEST home prices ANYWHERE with the exception of Manhattan!!