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skoalyman Donating Member (751 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 08:37 AM
Response to Reply #32
34. "The system is working the way it is supposed to work,"
of course it is ass back wards :think:
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  -Deregulation Jolts Texas Electric Bills underpants  Jul-17-08 07:15 AM   #0 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Jul-17-08 07:21 AM   #1 
  - How is everybody reading this article? Do you all have paid subscriptions?  pnwmom   Jul-17-08 11:53 AM   #80 
     - You can read the full article by going through this link.  tencats   Jul-17-08 12:08 PM   #84 
     - Linky  peacock   Jul-17-08 12:18 PM   #85 
     - Thank you! n/t  pnwmom   Jul-17-08 12:20 PM   #87 
     - Just saw this. Glad the link was posted!!!  Solly Mack   Jul-17-08 02:02 PM   #107 
        - DEREGULATION AND FREE TRADE, JUST THEFT  YEBBA   Jul-17-08 02:07 PM   #108 
  - Whenever big business is in favor of deregulation  hobbit709   Jul-17-08 07:26 AM   #2 
  - Absolutely! Deregulation means nobody looking over their shoulders  ThomCat   Jul-17-08 07:37 AM   #9 
     - My Dad used to call it "teacher's out of the room"  louis-t   Jul-17-08 12:31 PM   #90 
        - naw, they just demand tort protection for the corpos n/t  MisterP   Jul-17-08 10:17 PM   #133 
  - All those republican red necks now paying huge electricity bills.  fasttense   Jul-17-08 07:30 AM   #3 
  - Not all Texans are republican. I for one am not. I have seen  starchimes   Jul-17-08 07:44 AM   #13 
  - Everything in TX is bigger including thier electricity !  Truth4Justice   Jul-17-08 07:49 AM   #15 
  - But, T. Bone Pickens is coming to the rescue!!!!  Dr.Phool   Jul-17-08 08:06 AM   #20 
  - Since Pickens was the financier of swiftboating Kerry  desktop   Jul-17-08 08:27 AM   #31 
  - Texas is one of the states that might be turning blue AGAIN.  fudge stripe cookays   Jul-17-08 09:37 AM   #49 
  - Of course they are, their from Texas n/t  raebrek   Jul-17-08 01:22 PM   #101 
  - LittleMan lost Travis County, and won Harris and Dallas by  TomInTib   Jul-17-08 02:25 PM   #111 
  - To paraphrase Johnny Cash.....  AnneD   Jul-17-08 07:34 PM   #127 
     - You go girl.  fudge stripe cookays   Jul-18-08 05:27 AM   #137 
        - We're just doing....  AnneD   Jul-18-08 10:29 AM   #144 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-17-08 09:50 AM   #53 
  - Don't you know??  WriteDown   Jul-17-08 09:53 AM   #54 
  - You get the State Gov you deserve!  AlbertCat   Jul-17-08 10:25 AM   #58 
  - Yeah? And what about all the millions of NON-Republican Texan voters?  brentspeak   Jul-17-08 11:26 AM   #71 
  - Actually, the rural areas are the strong Republican areas.  Lone_Star_Dem   Jul-17-08 11:29 AM   #74 
  - You might as well kick in a few more dollars and buy solar for that much $.  FREEWILL56   Jul-18-08 01:30 AM   #136 
  - All Texans should keep that in mind when they vote in Nov!  napi21   Jul-17-08 07:31 AM   #4 
  - Something like 20% of Texas high school grads needed remedial classes their first semester  underpants   Jul-17-08 07:33 AM   #5 
  - Texas just passed new English standards that 99% of Teachers opposed  desktop   Jul-17-08 07:54 AM   #17 
     - Welcome to DU  underpants   Jul-17-08 08:16 AM   #27 
  - My comment back in 2000 when W got "chosen"  hobbit709   Jul-17-08 07:34 AM   #6 
  - Ironic  wilt the stilt   Jul-17-08 07:42 AM   #11 
     - I don't wish Texas would succeed from the union (there are  rebel with a cause   Jul-17-08 01:07 PM   #98 
     - Obviously you cannot distinguish REAL TEXANS from FAUX TEXANS.....  AnneD   Jul-17-08 08:19 PM   #130 
  - Suprise, Suprise! (Gomer Pyle voice) nt.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Jul-17-08 07:36 AM   #7 
  - Citizen's arrest, citizen's arrest! (same voice) /nt  mwb970   Jul-17-08 09:31 AM   #48 
  - Can I get me a uneeform? (Ernest T. Bass voice) /nt  paparush   Jul-17-08 12:33 PM   #91 
  - I think you are short one, surprise, surprise, surprise.  raebrek   Jul-17-08 01:26 PM   #102 
  - Mine is $200 this month.  alarimer   Jul-17-08 07:37 AM   #8 
  - It's not even August yet. I can't imagine what that'll look like when AC season arrives  HereSince1628   Jul-17-08 08:00 AM   #18 
  - This is Texas  awoke_in_2003   Jul-17-08 11:03 AM   #65 
     - Texas has 5 seasons the normal 4 plus August. Without AC Aug is apocolyptic  HereSince1628   Jul-17-08 09:31 PM   #132 
        - The one pay of is  awoke_in_2003   Jul-18-08 05:51 AM   #140 
  - Consider yourself lucky -  TBF   Jul-17-08 08:12 AM   #24 
  - my house, houston suburbs alos, 2500 sf, last month's bill: $460  elehhhhna   Jul-17-08 09:22 AM   #45 
  - My mom bought those thermal drapes  margotb822   Jul-17-08 11:33 AM   #75 
  - Yes, I've made sure the windows -  TBF   Jul-17-08 01:37 PM   #106 
  - 16 cents a kWh! I just checked my SMUD bill- thier higher summer rate is $0.0929/kwh  LeftyMom   Jul-17-08 11:41 AM   #77 
  - where do you live? and can you send me some electricity?  elehhhhna   Jul-17-08 01:01 PM   #95 
     - Sacramento. And you'll have to pay for shipping.  LeftyMom   Jul-17-08 01:20 PM   #100 
  - We have First Choice power - and it looks like I need to be doing  TBF   Jul-17-08 01:29 PM   #104 
  - These are the rates for Garland, TX  starchimes   Jul-17-08 02:46 PM   #113 
  - Here in Southern Illinois we have the best of both worlds.  rebel with a cause   Jul-17-08 01:18 PM   #99 
  - NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THAT  spag68   Jul-17-08 10:48 PM   #135 
  - My apartment is about 500 square feet.  alarimer   Jul-18-08 07:29 AM   #142 
  - And that is for about 450 Sq feet probably.  Skink   Jul-17-08 12:19 PM   #86 
  - Maestro, cue the strings!  DemoTex   Jul-17-08 07:42 AM   #10 
  - Deregulation & Privatization = bendover & take it in the ass!!! n.t  groovedaddy   Jul-17-08 07:43 AM   #12 
  - The RAYGUN MANTRA! n/t  cmt928   Jul-17-08 08:21 AM   #30 
  - System is working just as it should...  HereSince1628   Jul-17-08 07:48 AM   #14 
  - DING!  underpants   Jul-17-08 07:50 AM   #16 
  - Energy deregulation: Making lives better everywhere  Frank Cannon   Jul-17-08 08:04 AM   #19 
  - Inelasticity of demand  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-17-08 08:07 AM   #21 
  - it works perfectly for the right people...  Blue_Tires   Jul-17-08 08:33 AM   #33 
  - So deregulation was to drive prices lower, instead lower priced companies went out of business...  notadmblnd   Jul-17-08 08:07 AM   #22 
  - Remember all those bumper stickers throughout the south, esp. in Texass, during the 70's...  TooBigaTent   Jul-17-08 08:10 AM   #23 
  - It wouldn't hurt us any more than it would hurt those in Jersey.  igil   Jul-17-08 03:16 PM   #117 
  - Don't remember those.  fudge stripe cookays   Jul-18-08 05:31 AM   #138 
  - Many Texas consumers feel competition in the state's energy markets has been a costly failure  Xipe Totec   Jul-17-08 08:12 AM   #25 
  - Soounds like abuncha WHINERS to me  underpants   Jul-17-08 08:18 AM   #29 
  - they failed and stole from the poor business and everybody  lovuian   Jul-17-08 11:37 AM   #76 
  - Texas has the highest property insurance rate in country because no regulation  desktop   Jul-17-08 08:14 AM   #26 
  - All aspects of Energy Need to be Nationalized  Phred42   Jul-17-08 08:17 AM   #28 
  - That may sound like a good idea, but look what's happening here in New York.  hedgehog   Jul-17-08 10:19 AM   #57 
  - Rule of Thumb....wherever a Republican is in charge, the citizenry, in general, gets screwed  Riddler   Jul-17-08 08:28 AM   #32 
  - "The system is working the way it is supposed to work,"  skoalyman   Jul-17-08 08:37 AM   #34 
     - No, he was telling the truth  brentspeak   Jul-17-08 11:28 AM   #73 
  - The Dems need to raise the GOP De-Regulation as a campaign issue.  mod mom   Jul-17-08 08:54 AM   #35 
  - They need to raise it a tactical way  harun   Jul-17-08 09:55 AM   #55 
  - Hard to do that when the Dems have been complicit  depakid   Jul-17-08 04:24 PM   #119 
     - Certainly the DLC have but this is a chance for Obama to use "change in Washington"  mod mom   Jul-17-08 04:54 PM   #121 
  - Competition .....  Trajan   Jul-17-08 08:55 AM   #36 
  - We have the same problem in Maryland  LibertyLover   Jul-17-08 08:57 AM   #37 
  - NW PA, had my home insulated and cut usage in half, but,  vickiss   Jul-17-08 02:09 PM   #109 
  - Texas energy companies were happy to stick it to California in 2000  Deny and Shred   Jul-17-08 08:58 AM   #38 
  - Deregulation and "at will" employment practices  kingofalldems   Jul-17-08 09:06 AM   #39 
  - It's not so much that they "got tricked"  RedLetterRev   Jul-17-08 01:03 PM   #96 
     - Thank you.  twominuteshate   Jul-17-08 07:57 PM   #129 
        - Not a problem  RedLetterRev   Jul-17-08 09:31 PM   #131 
  - Deregulation is based on a false assumption that the rich who control  jwirr   Jul-17-08 09:07 AM   #40 
  - Exactly. I'm sure we're all familiar with the devout belief that the Rich are just better people  Indenturedebtor   Jul-17-08 10:47 AM   #60 
     - Those who believe that have not been paying attention. nt  jwirr   Jul-17-08 02:47 PM   #114 
        - Or they've been paying attention to the wrong things  Indenturedebtor   Jul-17-08 03:01 PM   #115 
  - Two words should strike fear in any ordinary person's heart:  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-17-08 09:09 AM   #41 
  - Yikes! I pay $0.065 per kwh  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-17-08 09:09 AM   #42 
  - Yeah that is outrageous  underpants   Jul-17-08 09:43 AM   #50 
  - Republican Free Markets Mean -  paparush   Jul-17-08 09:12 AM   #43 
  - The DECIDER said you can start by  oldskool   Jul-17-08 09:19 AM   #44 
  - Where's Enron when you need them?  Tab   Jul-17-08 09:25 AM   #46 
  - Chalk up another victory for the Dictator Bush!!  BlueJac   Jul-17-08 09:27 AM   #47 
  - My sympathies to the Dem Texans  Neo   Jul-17-08 09:50 AM   #51 
  - Thanks. My electric bill is outrageous this summer; been super hot so far.  sparosnare   Jul-17-08 12:29 PM   #89 
  - When are Repub's going to realize this individual freedom they  harun   Jul-17-08 09:50 AM   #52 
  - Yep. It has been news in Texas for some time.  Maestro   Jul-17-08 09:56 AM   #56 
  - I knew this crap was coming around the bend....  Javaman   Jul-17-08 10:39 AM   #59 
  - Smart move there Javaman  underpants   Jul-17-08 11:05 AM   #66 
  - Enron redux...k&r  whistle   Jul-17-08 10:47 AM   #61 
  - Gee, just like in California  PatGund   Jul-17-08 10:48 AM   #62 
  - Now the rethugs in Cali are trying to claim that the reason prices went up  MindPilot   Jul-17-08 03:04 PM   #116 
  - dupe  PatGund   Jul-17-08 10:48 AM   #63 
  - Deregulation is one of the biggest boondoggles foisted on the public  Politicub   Jul-17-08 10:58 AM   #64 
  - To all the red Texans....HAHA!  Gamey   Jul-17-08 11:17 AM   #67 
  - We need Eco Entreprenuer friendly laws  TheCoxwain   Jul-17-08 11:20 AM   #68 
  - of course the system is working as it should - repugs want the corporations to  samsingh   Jul-17-08 11:21 AM   #69 
  - I live in a suburb of Dallas...  FloriTexan   Jul-17-08 11:21 AM   #70 
  - Welcome to DU  underpants   Jul-17-08 11:56 AM   #82 
  - Look at this way....not only is it a license to steal for the energy  ooglymoogly   Jul-17-08 11:26 AM   #72 
  - color me not shocked.  unpossibles   Jul-17-08 11:41 AM   #78 
  - Yeah, the system's working the way King thinks it should:  damntexdem   Jul-17-08 11:51 AM   #79 
  - It always turns into a Southern = Repub thing to dance on...  4_TN_TITANS   Jul-17-08 11:54 AM   #81 
  - I disagree  liberal1973   Jul-18-08 05:38 AM   #139 
  - Phil Gramm told Phil King that y'all are a bunch of whiners and would get over it in time. //nt  Overseas   Jul-17-08 12:01 PM   #83 
  - Yep. Those high electric prices are just a mental thing.  OnionPatch   Jul-17-08 06:39 PM   #124 
  - Whenever you hear the word "choices" from repugs...  louis-t   Jul-17-08 12:26 PM   #88 
  - Deregulation = Higher consumer prices Get it now people?  benld74   Jul-17-08 12:36 PM   #92 
  - If they really thought deregulation would lower prices,  lurky   Jul-17-08 12:41 PM   #93 
  - Maybe they are just true believers  underpants   Jul-17-08 12:59 PM   #94 
  - Dereg= Corporate free-for all, price fixing, and massive violations of  elehhhhna   Jul-17-08 01:04 PM   #97 
  - Hey freepers--How do you explain this?  kingofalldems   Jul-17-08 01:27 PM   #103 
  - i just got from Houston on tuesday, i visited some friends and they told me their  chimpsrsmarter   Jul-17-08 01:33 PM   #105 
  - It is Enron all over again---plus they are using high prices as excuse to build more NUKES!  McCamy Taylor   Jul-17-08 02:12 PM   #110 
  - Yep...  YvonneCa   Jul-17-08 10:33 PM   #134 
  - "Many Texas officials believe that their system will work out best for consumers in the long run."  Hardhead   Jul-17-08 02:38 PM   #112 
  - Ah, my hubby's business-partners/friends in Tejas ...  Maat   Jul-17-08 03:54 PM   #118 
  - This country is deregulating itself into the poorhouse  peanut2010   Jul-17-08 04:45 PM   #120 
  - My house is about 4900 sq ft and my bill comes to about $1100/mo.  Scooter24   Jul-17-08 05:32 PM   #122 
  - I do the averaging plan thru TXU  rainbow4321   Jul-17-08 06:19 PM   #123 
  - I never understood  MadMaddie   Jul-17-08 07:03 PM   #125 
  - I don't ever remember cheap electricity in Texas n/t  Skittles   Jul-17-08 07:24 PM   #126 
  - Why all the Texas bashing in this thread?  twominuteshate   Jul-17-08 07:49 PM   #128 
  - Eh just taking shots at the Lone Star state  underpants   Jul-18-08 07:35 AM   #143 
  - That's a tough break for Texans that voted Democrat ...  Sentinel Chicken   Jul-18-08 06:39 AM   #141 
 

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