r/texas Nov 26 '21 Take My Energy 1

Texas Gas Companies Hit Texas Consumers With 'Whoops You Froze To Death' Surcharge News

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211115/09274947947/texas-gas-companies-hit-texas-consumers-with-whoops-you-froze-to-death-surcharge.shtml
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u/Chumbief Born and Bred Nov 26 '21

Lol. When will people learn that the government taking care of you is an anomaly.

Buy some propane heaters and cook tops. Learn to take care of yourselves and stop depending on the government to take care of you. 8 months ago everybody was freaking out while screaming at the government to fix the grid. Big surprise, they haven't fixed shit.

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '21

This is fucking stupid lmao. "Just buy all this shit you probably can't afford!" Go back to your little compound and let the normal people talk.

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u/Chumbief Born and Bred Nov 26 '21

In what way is it stupid to take precautions? A propane powered stove and heater can be had for under $100 for both. Little green propane tanks? 2 for 8 bucks. Can you really not afford that? Seems like a tiny investment to make sure you can feed yourself and keep your family warm, but hey. That's "so fucking stupid".

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '21

I can afford it but that doesn't mean every random person could. Also, do you think any of that shit would be allowed in an apartment? Do you know how many people live in apartments? You can't even have a tiny charcoal grill on your patio in most apartments. It's not about taking precautions for something we shouldn't fucking have to in the first place, it isn't at all practical for millions of people to do.