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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 08:56 AM

There is NOTHING better than unfettered capitalism 👀




As much as leftists hate to hear it, there are no systems better than unregulated capitalism, which is why Texans are getting $20,000 electricity bills but no electricity during a deadly freeze.


Sad thing is - they will be shocked and cold, thirsty and maybe dead, and going to go fund me to pay these ridiculous bills that deregulation and unfettered greed have wrought on them - and vote for the same people that did this to them again and again.

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Reply There is NOTHING better than unfettered capitalism 👀 (Original post)
Soph0571 Feb 2021 OP
Blue Owl Feb 2021 #1
Liberal In Texas Feb 2021 #2
JanMichael Feb 2021 #4
Fullduplexxx Feb 2021 #3
Shermann Feb 2021 #5
gab13by13 Feb 2021 #6
Liberal In Texas Feb 2021 #7
Claire Oh Nette Feb 2021 #10
sop Feb 2021 #8
Shermann Feb 2021 #9

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 08:58 AM

1. Right into Jerry Jones' pocket!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 08:59 AM

2. Just to be clear and accurate. Not all Texans are getting this absurd bills.

It's for people who got sucked in by a company called Gridy. Variable rates are cheaper normally, but when something happens like this they go through the roof.

We, and most Texans, have a company and plan with a fixed rate you lock in every year or two.

Variable rate utilities should be illegal.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:04 AM

3. and vote for the same people that did this to them again and again.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:22 AM

5. Having no regulation kicks ass

...right up to the point where it kicks YOUR ass.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:30 AM

6. Capitalism is only for the poor,

crony capitalism is for the rich. Privatize the profits, socialize the costs. I saw Abbott declare that Texas was going to winterize its energy sector, with taxpayer dollars. That's like if a Walmart burned down in a city and the city made the residents pay to rebuild the Walmart.

There is no difference.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:36 AM

7. They like socialism when it benefits corporations and the rich. n/t

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 12:03 PM

10. Follow the money

Seems to me Jerry Jones and others of his ilk who boasted about his windfall ought to pay those bills. They can do so and still retain a small profit.

Sick bastards.

If they continue to vote people into government who do not believe in government, we'll have more of this. Climate change is real. Addressing climate change is infrastructure. The Republican party refuses to govern, and they are penny wise and pound foolish.

Get out the vote.

I hope Beto runs for Governor.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:39 AM

8. Whenever some corporate pirate says "there are no systems better than unregulated capitalism,"

they need to answer one simple question: "better for who, exactly?" Laissez faire, dog-eat-dog, unregulated, free market capitalists always measure economic gains differently than you or me. We need a new definition for "better."

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Response to sop (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 11:48 AM

9. Better from the vantage point at the top of the pyramid nt

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