I don't know if any of you have had to swallow your pride and ask for an extension on paying your bill, but Toledo Edison will not do anything in regards to extending your deadline. Mind you, I wasn't looking to "owe" them, just extend my deadline for another week. They just don't do it and won't do it. I guess they are really getting shafted on past due bills.
Once again, I thought that with all the money spent on bail outs, it would have been better to just take the same amount and give each person over 18 some. Something like $500 or $1000 for each year you are old. 18 years old = $18,000. Sounds crazy at first, but if you temporarily suspend all government programs for this, it makes sense. It puts money into the hands of the consumer. They spend money, the economy grows. If people don't use the money to pay mortgages, etc, then they lose.
What's going on now is people losing houses, most struggling, and yet I still don't see one single additional job.