Ah, Texas!

Can’t regulate freedumb

Sweet, sweet relief

Something ain’t right deep in the heart of Texas:

Texas will not fix ERCOT’s $16 billion power billing mistake

Texas’ utility regulator had an opportunity Friday to eliminate some of the $16 billion that the state’s grid operator erroneously overcharged power companies during last month’s deadly winter storm — but the board of the Public Utility Commission chose not to do so.

Here’s the instructive passage, in which you know, Know, KNOW you are in the lone star:

“I totally get how it looks like you’re protecting consumers [by readjusting electric prices],” [PUC Chair Arthur D’Andrea] said Friday during a PUC meeting. “But I promise you you’re not.”

D’Andrea added that a retroactive decision would have winners and losers: “You don’t know who you’re hurting. And you think you’re protecting the consumer and it turns out you’re bankrupting [someone else].”

“…like a poor, inn’cent corpor, er, corpa, er bidness,” he didn’t add.

Y’all got ripped off, Texans, by yer lack o’ regulation. Now just wait fer Gubnor Abbott t’ kill y’all by removing pandemic regulations for freedumb.

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13 Responses to Ah, Texas!

  1. Redhand says:

    Wait a minute! The charge was in error and they’re not going to fix it!?

    Even for Texas, this is effing incredible!

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  2. “we cannot, in good conscience return the money the stolen in the bank robbery…it’s all cash and we cannot determine just whose bank account the money was stolen from, so we’re just going to keep it.”

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  3. CalicoJack says:

    Profits are people, too, my friend.

    Jack

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  4. Jimmy T says:

    I’m so glad I live in the other America…

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  5. skinnydennis says:

    Texas should secede from itself.

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  6. spotthedog says:

    Gubnor wants everybody back to work NOW, so they can pay their utility bills!

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  7. Dennis Cole says:

    Suckers, er, caveat emptor. “Next time be sure to read the fine print before choosing a crappy plan!”
    -Lt Gov Dan Patrick.

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  8. E.A. Blair says:

    A boy asked his dad who won the Mexican-American War. His father said, “Well, who got Texas?” The boy thought for a moment and saud, “So Mexico won?”

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  9. Ten Bears says:

    I have to admit I was looking forward to my proud deplorable, stereotypical faux news watching 86 year old trumper mother freaking out on her blog, but she had no power for three days. Be interesting to see if they try to bill her for power she couldn’t use because it was unavailable.

    It may actually open her eyes …

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  10. pagan in repose says:

    Texas is making Kansas look bad in the repulican, (I seem to miss that ‘b’ every once and then) race to jump into the abyss. And yes, it does stare back at you if you look.

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