So I’m in Texas freezing my ass off because my electricity has been out for three days. The reason is “deregulation.” Yep, “Deregulation,” that thing the Republicans have been pushing down our throats to get power out of We The People hands, and into the We The Rich hands. Ronald Reagan gave us our first look at deregulation by deregulating the banking system which ended up costing We The People a shit load of money after the S&L Crisis of 1988. If you don’t remember the S&L Crisis I’ll just remind you that it cost the tax-payers billions to bail out the failed banks who took advantage of deregulation and instead of doing loans as they were designed, started doing things with insurance products and stock options which still can’t be defined. The bottom line is the rich bastards walked away with their profits and we paid their bill. Yep, Deregulation.
Electricity use to be a government program, but deregulation allowed it not to be. Plain and simple. Rich Boy Investors took over the job and made lots of money, for in Gods Country, that’s all that matters. Of course they were more worried about their profit margins and so instead of spending the money it took to be ready for a once in a lifetime event like we are presently experience here in Texas, they said, “Fuck it, let them freeze if they think they are cutting into my profits.”
So here we are in Texas and the governor who should be solving the electrical grid shutdown is doing… nothing but blaming it on the liberals. WTF! Instead of confronting a problem with truth and facts, it’s blame, blame, blame, which, takes the focus off of the real problem: profits over safety for the 99%.
Enough is enough. It’s time we protect the people, not the profits.
~~ Dr TV Boogie