What is the hidden tax?

Updated: Aug 29

By Chris Peeks August 27, 2022


What is the hidden tax? I know many of you have heard people discuss it but may not know what it is. Let me try to explain it to you.  


Every year you will hear Twinkle Cavanaugh say "we gave 10 million back to the general fund." No you didn't. You never got any money from the general fund to begin with. So how can you give it back? You can't.


You see the PSC gets all their funding from the utility companies to regulate them. They in turn, like any business, turn the cost over to the rate payer. 


At the end of the year Twinkle gives the excess money to the general fund instead of giving it back to the rate payer so her cronies can build pork projects in north Alabama and the PSC can take credit for it and people in Mobile will never get the the benefit of the money from the hidden tax .


Everyone north of Cullman county are enjoying pork projects on your dime.The higher your power bill rate the higher the hidden tax.


I Believe since Twinkle took office the hidden tax is now over 100 million dollars. The previous two years Lucy Baxley had given 41 million back to the rate payers. Where it belongs.


To make matters worse in this economy they raised your rates two days after the runoff. This has to stop. Vote your conscience and choose the liberterian candidates against Oden and Beeker.This is not a GOP or Democratic thing. This is about doing the right thing.



Chris Peeks

Reporter and Columnist

Alabama Political Contributor

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