I guess Congressman Jim Cooper has run out of ways to help Nashville. Lately, he’s started crusading against rural electric co-ops that waste the money of their members. He’s written a big paper titled "Electric Co-operatives: From New Deal to Bad Deal?" that was published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation
, and he sits on a House committee that’s about to drag in two former officials of a co-op that’s in hot water in Texas
"Too many electric co-ops have turned away from their historic role as exciting, pro-consumer organizations and have instead taken on deeply troubling anti-consumer behaviors," Cooper writes in his paper.
Too bad, as Cooper’s office concedes, there aren’t any such electric co-ops in his 5th District. But let’s not be selfish. We’re happy to loan our congressman’s time to help other places.