At the moment, Texas is the home of caveat emptor …. with a VENGEANCE!
I hear that “they” (the government there) intend to make the companies who profited from this give (some of) it back. Eventually. Maybe.
Paranoia about the federal government and greed is how Republicans got Texas into this mess.
You can pay a fixed price while they run your energy safely and efficiently because they are forced to adhere to strict safety regulations by the government, or you can bend over for some privatized profiteering.
No extra charge for the ice cubes of undrinkable water. . . ./S
No. They prefer their citizens freezing to death.
The joys of the free market unlike that mean regulated government controlled utility. The ones that can’t empty your bank acct and have to still give you services – SOCIALISM!! Most should have done like Ted Crud and emptied their accounts and gone to Cancun!
They’ve been looking for donations. They should ask the utility companies, they gave plenty of money to Texas politicians.
Texas man gets energy bill for $16,752! How’s that for cheap energy!!! https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/texas-storm-electric-bills.html
Great toon, but being picky, how about ‘Greed Old Deal’?
Love it! A lot of folks who live in pithole blue states criticizing a state they have never lived in. Okay, I could mention California and Oregon because I have lived there, but who wants to rub salt.
Stop voting for lying thieving republicans, ya smucks.
Yo, M Bill. I have never lived in a state that doesn’t give a rat’s behind about the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens. Yes, that means that I don’t live in Texas.
Capitalism at its best, enjoy that “freedom”
I also heard the companies will make their customers pay over a period of years so they won’t lose money. (I cannot cite a source as it was said on a program.)
I like the revised title of the Green bill…….Greed bill!!!!
The DemoRats Greed bill is full of PORK…..it is a pig sty of a bill!!!!
I remember their tourism campaign of years gone by: “Texas! It’s like a whole ’nother country!”
The cold snap that Texas experienced was unprecedented. But, that’s just the way it is and will be during our current climate change. Some of the residents got the advantage of the wholesale price so for most of the time their electric bill was incredibly low. But, with the cold came a hike in prices into the thousands. They could’ve used another method of figuring their bill which, though higher in price, would be a stable price without the price hike.
Not really, the same states that don’t finance their kids education are very proud of their independence. They are, however, the states that take the most federal money— supplied in larger percentage by the states that they distain as socialist.
We are living the results of the Republican experiment to rid America of government. Even St. Ronnie told us that government is always the problem, never the solution. (Kind of funny how anarchists are so interested in running for office…)
Texas decided against “job-killing regulations”. So energy companies were allowed to make their own choices. And they chose not to spend money to winterize their equipment.
But that’s only one provable consequence of the “strategy” of killing off government as much as possible. We ended the last administration with an Acting Director of Homeland Security, an Acting Attorney General, an inactive CDC, and an Acting Secretary of Defense, among other jobs either unfilled or filled by actors. The result? A pandemic response that reads: “Kill them all and let God sort them out.” A massive computer hack into many departments of the federal government, led by our butt-buddy Vlad. An economy in shambles, and an electorate that has been lied to by a tinpot dictator with delusions of godhood, the result of which requires hundreds of millions of tax dollars to secure state legislatures and the Capitol.
We have tried the experiment. We were warned that chaos and incompetence would never succeed. It has failed. I suggest competence.
They don’t want to “pay government”, but they’ll eagerly accept federal assistance… their version of “transfer of wealth”: transfer federal taxpayer’s money into the pockets of rich power company executives, who share it with the politicians they bribe, while their citizens suffer…
Texas republicans want to take the emergency money to pay the homeowners bills instead of dealing with the price gouging.
$11,000 for six days of electricity for one home seems a bit pricey
Good grief, and the troll likes to lie about “cancel culture”. Put up anything remotely similar on a RW site and you’re banned as soon as you touch the “ENTER” key.
Why reward trolls? MB is not here for discussion, he’s here for verbal violence. Ignore him.
Montana Swill might or might not be here for “verbal violence” (although I have known toddlers with far more command of words being used as weapons than he/she/it has ever exhibited), and, yes, he/she/it isn’t worth bothering with or paying attention to, in ordinary times. But, y’see, there’s this pandemic thing, and people tend to get kinda bored………..