First, a quote from a post by Norm Farrell noting the prescience of the good folks from the Wilderness Committee speaking way back in 2009:
...“Private power coming from so-called ‘run of river’ projects comes mostly at the wrong time of year for British Columbians, is costing us far above market rates, and threatens our rivers and streams. Ratepayers are already on the hook for $31 billion [$56 billion as of March 2015] in energy agreements to the likes of General Electric. The BC government’s decision to order Hydro to buy even more of this power is irrational and unacceptable,” said Wilderness Committee campaign director Joe Foy...
Next, this wee bit from 'Citizens For Tax Justice' via Reuters, published today:
The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday...
...The conglomerate General Electric has booked $119 billion offshore in 18 tax havens, software firm Microsoft is holding $108.3 billion in five tax haven subsidiaries and drug company Pfizer is holding $74 billion in 151 subsidiaries, the study said...
Aren't you glad we destroying our public utility, not to mention our rivers and streams to privatize the profits for a massive hydra-headed-tax-scofflaw that is 'independent?