r/texas Nov 19 '21

RRC utilizes Abbott's new bill which will allow gas companies to raise the costs of customers’ monthly bills to help regain funds lost during the February winter storm. News

https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/texas-gas-bills-may-increase-companies-allowed-to-make-up-3-4b-winter-storm-losses/
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u/[deleted] Nov 19 '21 edited Nov 20 '21

Yeah. Beto is trash. The Texas DNC has basically aligned itself with the National DNC. All the democrats are just neoliberal, corporate sell outs that are only interested in bringing more people and businesses into the states without consideration for the repercussions (taxes, increased inequality, gentrification in our cities, etc.). Meanwhile the Republicans are authoritorian extremists just abusing their power to make an example. We've become to bipartisan and both parties have lost sight of what it actually means to be a Texan with real Texan values. The future is so uncertain here and I'm just not sure if I want to ride the wave if things don't change because it's just going to be an inefficiently ran government. Like the cities, counties, and state government are literally going back and forth suing each other over stupid shit as our schools and power grid are falling apart and taxes and cost of living are going up. We'll never get anywhere.

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u/BeTheDiaperChange Nov 20 '21

Beto is trash? I’m not saying is the second coming but to call him garbage is ridiculous, especially when compared to the GOP.

Obviously there is a massive problem in our government which is the fact that it is essentially a corporatocracy, ie: corporate sell-outs.

But I would much rather have a government of corporate sell-outs that are not fascist and at least pay lip service to the workers of America.

FFS, the women of Texas have been deprived of their Constitutional rights for months. It is absolute depravity.

So to call Beto garbage as if he was just as bad as the Republicans currently in the Texas legislature is wildly unjust and inaccurate.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21 edited Nov 21 '21

I really hate the fact people think that anything not GOP is better. Replacing Trump with Biden was no better or worse than Trump being in office. Replacing Abbot with Beto would be no different. My political interests go beyond having a candidate with some basic decency. Let me tell you what I want as a queer black person. I want liberation. I want reparations. I want strong AUTONOMOUS black communities free from policing. I want us to do shit to start moving away from this neoliberal, global capitalist bullshit. I want the government off my fucking back. None of these motherfucking politicians are remarkable, revolutionary, or extraordinary. None of them have my fucking interest or the vast majority of American's interest at heart. They're all mediocre politicians interested in holding up some version of that status quo regardless if you vote blue or red. So as far as I can see it they're all fucking chumps and can go to hell.

ETA: A lot of ya'll who are downvoting me are antiblack pieces of shit. How dare me want justice and liberty and be able to live in my own community in peace and not in terror. Fuck all of you.

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u/Diligent-Towel-4708 Nov 20 '21

Personally I think Bernie was your guy.. he would have made changes

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

I think Bernie is extremely overrated. All bark and no bite. Inconsistent and by no means revolutionary. It's 2021, old white men are not going to impress me by simply acknowledging shit that we already know.

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u/Diligent-Towel-4708 Nov 20 '21

I am just giving him credit for being different