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Texas Lt. Gov: Citizens With $17K Electric Bills Shouldn’t Have “Gambled”

Many Texans are still struggling in the aftermath of last week’s weather and power disaster. The Republicans in pwoer have been less than empathetic. Governor Greg Abbott tried to blame the issues on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ted Cruz tried to take off for a tropical vacation.

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But the most insensitive lawmaker might be Attorney General Dan Patrick. Patrick feels no sympathy for Texans who are now looking at electrical bills in the thousands. According to him, those citizens shouldn’t have been taking a gamble on low prices.

Patrick made the comments during an appearance on Harris Faulkner’s Fox News show. He told the host, “I saw the story about the high bills. Let me explain that. We have in Texas, you can choose your energy plan and most people have a fixed rate. If they had a fixed rate per kilowatt hour, their rates aren’t going up.”

The Lieutenant Governor continued, “But the people who are getting those big bills are people who gambled on a very, very low rate. But I’ve told those folks, do not panic. We are going to figure that out.”

Patrick concluded, “But going forward, people need to read the fine print in those kinds of bills and we may even end that type of variable plan because people were surprised.”

Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of the Fox News network:



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