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  • gogators!
  • The Legend

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    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Socialism at work in the US
« on: February 23, 2021, 01:29:17 am »
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Instead of returning from a beach vacation to Mexico this weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and some photographers helped distribute bottled water Saturday to Texans who still don't have potable water a week after an unusually long and frigid winter storm ground the state to a halt. On Sunday, Cruz posted photos of himself slicing brisket and posing with uniformed law enforcement officers, for Houston firefighters and other first responders.

While Cruz was out in the suddenly warm Houston sunshine and enduring even more mockery for his short-lived Cancun getaway, this time on SNL Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was continuing to raise money for Texans and, on Saturday, distributing food at the Houston Food Bank with Reps. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas).

On Sunday night, she reported that her fundraising effort, launched Thursday, hit the $5 million mark.

I hope some of that money goes to the Texans who were hit with electric bills that were as high as $17,000 for one week of electricity.


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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Socialism at work in the US
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 07:16:20 am »
I hope some of that money goes to the Texans who were hit with electric bills that were as high as $17,000 for one week of electricity.

Well, I hope not!

Those people chose to enroll in "Griddy" which sells power at wholesale rates, that generally saves a bit of money but there is a known risk.  In the event of a mass power cut, the wholesale rate shoots into the stratosphere, as it has done in this case.

These people were gambling it wouldn't happen, and now they have to pay. 

US taxpayer money should not pay people's gambling debts.  Especially since that money will just go directly into the pockets of the very people who created these flaws in the Texas grid system.


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    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Socialism at work in the US
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 07:45:21 pm »
Well, I hope not!

Those people chose to enroll in "Griddy" which sells power at wholesale rates, that generally saves a bit of money but there is a known risk.  In the event of a mass power cut, the wholesale rate shoots into the stratosphere, as it has done in this case.

These people were gambling it wouldn't happen, and now they have to pay. 

US taxpayer money should not pay people's gambling debts.  Especially since that money will just go directly into the pockets of the very people who created these flaws in the Texas grid system.
I doubt most of the customers knew the risk or at least how great it could be.