Mr. Pilgrim,

Your letter in the Times shines with insight. People can’t afford 3 or 4 bucks more for home heating bills. Or any other bill.

However communist or socialist your idea might be, you’re right. The State should regulate private businesses like Atmos Energy to protect ‘grandma and grandpa.’ Maybe even protect ‘baby jane’ and her sister ‘sally.’

Now that you’ve jumped off the capitalism bandwagon, welcome to the real world where people have always been living on the edge of economic extinction.

Government isn’t the problem. You know that since you are Representative Carl Rogers right hand man under the Gold Dome, don’t you? Or would you like to blame Carl for the Federal, State, Local, and personal budget crisis?

Any way. well done, Jim.