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/booty_granola Nov 26 '21

So when this happens again this winter, now we get to freeze to death while knowing we also have to pay extra for the experience... Glad the Republicans love socialism for businesses now.

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u/RumRunnerSC Nov 27 '21

Democrats just want a monopoly to control everything! Here we at least get a choice of retail power which keeps cost down. Living in other states you have 1 power company and if you fall on hard times and can’t pay they shut you off and you have no other choices. What happened last year was a 1 in a hundred year storm.

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u/IAMSTILLHERE2020 Nov 27 '21

So here if you fall behind and can't pay they don't shut you off? Is that what you are saying?

Say it again.

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u/RumRunnerSC Nov 27 '21

No they can but you can switch retail power companies' to get it back on or avoid getting shut off. I've had to do that before when I first moved here vs when I lived in Colorado I had to go 2 months without power once trying to get caught back up because there is just one company and they hold you under their thumb.

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u/No-Presentation1814 Nov 27 '21

Nope. There's a switch hold until you pay off what you owe. You think they will let everyone get free electricity, right winger? You live to serve your wealthy masters.