Texas Electric Bills Were $28 Billion Higher Under Deregulation



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Aug 6, 2014
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What I can say is deregulation in Indiana Natural Gas energy resulted in lower rates than the national average.
If you live in Indiana, you want Natural Gas. It isn't even close.
Here it is very common for folks to have Gas heat, water heaters and even clothes dryers. with the only use of electricity is lights and appliances.
Deregulation worked in Indiana for sure.
For what cost was this achieved? The main point is that these lower rates shouldn't impact the infrastructure maintenance.

My state has the second lowest electric rates in the nation.

It doesn't impact the maintenance of the equipment.

You're right. The lower bills shouldn't impact maintenance on the equipment.

Natural gas is cheap in my state too. We aren't talking about natural gas. We're talking about the higher electric bills that the people in Texas are facing because of deregulation and privatization.


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Ya..............short term memories.
President Dwight Eisenhower called TVA "creeping socialism," while President Ronald Reagan criticized it as an example of big government. Republicans from Barry Goldwater to Newt Gingrich have pointed to the TVA as an example of where the private sector could provide services more cheaply and effectively than bureaucrats.

Except that never happens.
I don't think it should be privatized. In fact, since the privatization of utilities the service has increased in price almost immediately and customer service/response declined.
Yes. I already pointed that out somewhere in here. Prices about tripled. People need to stop trying to bust up monopolies and just let them form, and regulate them, but most voters are too stupid to bother with reading up on issues, which is why I advocate for literacy tests and civics tests to get a voter ID card; if people can't be bothered to learn simple stuff like who does what in our levels of govts. then they can stay home and play with themselves on elections days and stay the hell out of the way.
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