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NBC News' Antonia Hylton talks to electricity provider GRIDDY customer Joli Ammons about the astronomical bills Texans are being hit with. Aired on 02/22/2021.
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  • Frischer Fisch
    Frischer Fisch

    In the words of the great Nelson Muns: Ha Ha. You get what your voting for. Republicans and deregulation.

  • Sharon Georgevich
    Sharon Georgevich


  • Sandra Kaiser
    Sandra Kaiser

    unsubscribed from MSNBC! Stoped watching them years ago!

  • O O
    O O

    Lol, antifa did it! Just like they faked the moon landing! Hahahahah bunch of mouth breathers

  • Jaak Savat
    Jaak Savat

    Capitalism on meth where more is never enough and small government without transparency accountability or responsibility

  • Lew Rodd
    Lew Rodd

    They were happy to have the good times but when things got bad they wanted to bail. Texans deserve everything they get for not wanting to be part of the US. the other states should cut them adrift because Texans are nothing but a drag. Texas is bigger and better but the people are dumber and more ignorant, saying that the rest of the US is not much better. BTW where was your god while all of this weather was happening? I forgot their god only gets credit for the good things he is not responsible for the bad things.

  • james caporale
    james caporale

    If Republican pols want the feds to bail out this Texas disaster......first......Cruz and Cornyn need to vote for Bidens 1.9 trillion dollar relief bill....Can"t have it all their own way ...!!!!

  • zammmerjammer

    They failed to winterize 10 years ago because they didn't want to spend the money. But now their customers are expected to pay out the nose for a week of blackouts caused by their failure and that caused damage, suffering, and death. Sounds fair.

  • Ted Chyn
    Ted Chyn

    send the bill to Abbott and Cruz.

  • Chris Young
    Chris Young

    If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

  • Richie Rich
    Richie Rich

    It's ok, your 1% owed republican party will reinstitute debtors prison. Like in the good old days, your 1% masters can take everything back. Then the state can lock you up, until you pay. But you can always work your way to freedom. It'll take awhile at prison pay but you'll be helping your 1% owners, the job CREATORS. Now to get rid of those Pesky Voting Rights... isnets.info/main/dqqcm5uwr6jNh54/v-deo.html Understand how easily your owners play you, they don't share... isnets.info/main/n33Qq5Ns3GfYpdE/v-deo.html

  • Covid Delusion B117
    Covid Delusion B117

    This happens when people didn’t read the fine print You need read the fine print

  • vasily202

    That's the definition of "fiscally republican" and "socially democrat"? Hate everyone. Call everyone lazy. Not want to help the poor and people in need. But as soon as something happens to you, then you demand the help of the government.

  • vasily202

    When it comes time to vote all they think about is racism, caravans of immigrants, hatred, guns, "no government needs to tell me what to do", "their fake Jesus"... As soon as the going gets tough they are all crying and demanding help from people who actually care more about humans than money: democrats.

  • vasily202

    You can't have it both ways. You follow republican criminals who enrich themselves and their friends and families trying to privatize everything and make money over the wellbeing of people. You vote for them. Now when there is a problem you turn to democratic governments to fix. Then after that when things get better, what do you do? Again, hand it to another republican to break everything again.

  • vasily202

    How the republican party manages to swindle a bunch of idiots into voting for them will never seize to baffle me. I don't even blame republican officials for this. They were always upfront about this. They always say they are running for small government. No government intervention. Just power. Use the guns those "demons of democrats" supposedly want to take away from you to keep you warm. You asked for selfish incompetent self serving officials. You got them. What now?

  • cynicalmushroom

    Don't pay those bills. The murderers charging you have no right to even ask for money after what they've done and all the deaths they are responsible for. Texas needs to sue that company for all the money they are attempting to rob from their customers.

  • Wil Castle
    Wil Castle

    I guess stagecoach robberies are passé in Texas.

  • DJ Pomare
    DJ Pomare

    Where are the idiots that protested outside vote counters properties? I bet those MAGATs and Capitol rioters feel frozen and stupid now! Will other Texans hold them responsible? If they like Mexico, Ted Cruz's children should be treated like Mexicans and put in cages and sterilised ...

  • DJ Pomare
    DJ Pomare

    Is there a list of the shareholders who made profits from not updating the Texan power infrastructure? Texans could go protest outside shareholder properties as they did for vote counters. Frozen Texan children, ask your parents if they would still vote for Ted Cruz that did nothing other than go to Mexico? Frozen Texan children, ask your parents if they believed Trump that Climate change is a Chinese hoax?

  • DJ Pomare
    DJ Pomare

    Gas and coal systems also fell over not just the wind power systems. Corporates needed to update the infrastructure but saved money for shareholders instead. The bad news is Texans voted for Traitor Trump's do nothing strategy that he also used for the Covid response. The good news is that it is summer in New Zealand.

  • Don Beadling
    Don Beadling

    Texas Republicans spent too much energy trying to prove The Big Lie, guess a thing or two got by them. Trump supporters, don't forget to drink your Lysol!

  • Gary Gagnon
    Gary Gagnon

    Maybe they should be giving out that power for free, they F...K up, not the people.

  • Tom I
    Tom I

    Wake up call. But they may go back to sleep soon after. To fix the pipes, your taxes will get higher.

  • Sykotik Shadow
    Sykotik Shadow

    Guess someone should've read that fine print better.

  • Rose Harvey
    Rose Harvey


  • David Smith
    David Smith

    Hey, Texas love it or leave it !

  • Franklin Chin Quee
    Franklin Chin Quee

    JUST DISGRACEFUL!!!! These outrageous invoices are the net result of the Texas GOP and its cronies, negligence & incompetence.

  • David Smith
    David Smith

    A MAGA electric bill

  • Becky Boo
    Becky Boo

    I have never seen so much hate for a state or their citizens! I did not realize who many people hate Texans......weird!

  • chocol8milk

    The TX GOP leadership and their constituents wanted to 'own the libs', they actually ended up owning themselves. Hope this is a wake-up call into reality for the folks living in TX. Pay attention to facts/data, and not the standard rhetoric/talking points from the GOP. The reason being is that rhetoric and talking points don't ever lead to sound decisions/results. What happened in TX is a clear example.

  • Salt Daemon
    Salt Daemon


  • EE Ehrenberg
    EE Ehrenberg

    This is what happens when there are no regulations. Big companies can do what they want with out any repercussions.

  • JSN Jsn
    JSN Jsn

    Election laws are grossly violated by 6 Swing States and no one is held accountable! Supreme Court fails to deliver justice to 74M citizens. DEMS aggressively silenced voters frauds. SHAME ON SUPREME COURT ! Raise your VOICES, guys !

  • Alaska Automotive
    Alaska Automotive

    Who cares she should of cut them off without anyone to switch to at those prices. She wasn’t going to need electricity anyway and could of bought enough a nice generator for the electric bill she got. These people are very dependent. And they still are, after everything.

  • The DAWG
    The DAWG

    We find wind power is not reliable and ercot has miss managed power onto grid. The governor shouldn't have to wait for fed to clear more power production. The grid never failed ercot managing power onto grid failed and texas wind turbans don't work in frozen conditions. Funny is it was all invisioned before the storm got here.

  • Shem Siemi
    Shem Siemi

    Ice & Snow how low can you go lol

  • Jorge Stolfi
    Jorge Stolfi

    What are those guys complaining about? They should be proud to help American Capitalism flourish, by being scalped by the private providers of essential services. They should thank God for being born in the Free State of Texas instead of in some oppressive Communist country, like Canada.

  • Susanne Hyde
    Susanne Hyde

    What's happening is criminal !

  • John Heaney
    John Heaney

    Hilarious.....the power companies fail to deliver on their commitment, houses are trashed, people die and then they charge you 10 times extra! Capitalism at its finest! Let’s see how the Republicans can worm their way out of this one.

  • losting3700

    When you see the company’s name, you should’ve known what you signed up

  • Ja Loux
    Ja Loux

    And they’re not going to have to pay a dime of it you dummies. More Republican hate propaganda.

  • C Marq
    C Marq

    Pure greed... that is why some areas shouldn`t be totally private or should at least be heavility regulated or monitored....

  • L J
    L J

    Never set up any bill for automatic withdrawal.

  • Chris Lew
    Chris Lew

    Help from the Governor? He's the reason why they are in this mess.

  • Paul Newton
    Paul Newton

    This is energy hoarding during a disaster and price gouging people in a survival situation. Criminal.

  • Андрей Пушкарь
    Андрей Пушкарь


  • vidsbyme

    Key: They signed up for it just like those who invest in the stock market. They like the cheap rates so also take the high rates! Why should I pay for your electric bill? I have no sympathy. You voted for your state government and you choice your electric company. Go pay for your own decisions.

  • DIY Dad
    DIY Dad

    Griddy or greedy? May be never vote republican again...

  • SDRH2021 SDRH
    SDRH2021 SDRH

    Oh well...love all that freedom & deregulation???

  • Galdrus Lock
    Galdrus Lock

    Wouldn't be republican if you didn't kick people when they are down during a crisis.

  • Ralph York
    Ralph York

    So much winning ... I don't know how you people can stand it.

  • E Land
    E Land

    No they know what UNREGULATED means.

  • My Channel
    My Channel

    Hold Abbot accountable for his criminal negligence!

  • George Wang
    George Wang

    How’s that capitalism working out for you Texas? Maybe some things should be run by the government to avoid scummy practices?

  • Aero FPV
    Aero FPV

    Hey republican Texans .. if this didn't prove hat cancun cruz & electric abbot doesn't give 2 shitz about you then nothing will. Good luck.

  • lexas

    Failed state. The US is a failed state for half its people, by design.

  • Gilles Thouin Jr
    Gilles Thouin Jr

    That’s what happens when people are taught that social programs = communism. Extreme capitalism is as bad for the people as communism would be, ask Texans if the profit margins of those companies helps them pay their bills or have a decent living...

  • North of 54th
    North of 54th

    The Retrumplican way!!! Rich gettin richer poor gettin poorer!!!!!!

  • Woody Norris
    Woody Norris

    I like chocolate cake!

  • Ekrak0ski

    Oh yeah. My electric and gas bills are gonna be a gut punch this month. Not looking forward to receiving them.

  • Umberto Verbita
    Umberto Verbita

    Texans are the most idiotic people in America. Why did you just elect these bunch of GOPs that at the end of the day, they make your life so miserable??? I just do not understand!

  • power driller
    power driller

    This is worse than savage capitalism, it is outright robbery, it is forcing people to pay for a service that was not given. The incompetence and mindless greed of the deregulated Electrical Companies caused all the problems, they should pay for all the suffering, not the People. NEXT TIME VOTE BLUE.

  • Saro Dantra
    Saro Dantra

    Wonder how Fox News will spin this to be the Democrat's fault...

    • Gary Hoelting
      Gary Hoelting

      Larry Kudrow made a speech today ,blamed Biden for Texas mess

  • umbraemilitos

    Texas is welcome to secede now.

  • Eff 2020
    Eff 2020

    I dont feel sorry for you lady...Entergy customers still got a bill after Katrina...even after the government bailouts that were public they still came after customers. Pay up now cry later....you wanted those deep discounts! 😖 Sucks to be you!

  • Fred Flintstone
    Fred Flintstone

    I Don't know what else to say to our republican voter folks.... This is where delusional stupid, finally meets... Actual reality... Maybe, Just say a prayer folks... It's just a God thing... Perhaps.. Texans, are all just bad... And are just being punished... Lol...

  • Mario Tango
    Mario Tango


    • Gary Hoelting
      Gary Hoelting

      lack of winterizing,caused the plants to freeze,nothing freezes in Iowa,and they have 40 percent of their power comes from wind,and it gets pretty cold

  • Humbaba_

    I thought that was what texans agreed too.. when it goes down they pay less, when it goes up they pay more. Well, It went up.

  • ruth depew
    ruth depew

    The up side to the Texas energy scam crisis is that even the intellectually deficient can plainly see the advantage of regulations,

  • george butler
    george butler

    Texas remember the nut job you voted for CANCUN CRUZ he helped deregulate your utilities now you see the aftermath of your bad choices good luck Biden will do his best to bail texas out of their bad decisions i wish you well and hope texans make better choices at the polls

  • Jis Yang
    Jis Yang

    Just like healthcare, don’t you love the capitalism! I want to demand Ted Cruz and Republicans defend capitalism.

  • Vladdys My Daddy
    Vladdys My Daddy

    Dont worry texas, you really owned the libs with your "capitalism". Maybe all that money theyre stealing from you will 'trickle down' in the future 🤣

  • omarr Phillips
    omarr Phillips

    King James Version Revelation 22:18-19 This Book Exodus 24:7 The Book One John 12:43-48 Psalm 95:7 To Day Acts 2:22 Approved of God Ezekiel 20:21 Notwithstanding Light Psalm 119:130 it Deuteronomy 4:39 This Day Daniel 2:22 Light Exodus 20:21 And The People Luke 22:17 And He took The Cup, And Gave Thanks, and said, Take This, and divide it Among yourselves: Luke 24:17 One with Another God is Light 1 John 1:5 No Man Matthew 6:24 Light John 5:35 The Holy Ghost John 20:22 John 1:1 The Word Light Genesis 1:3 Luke 3:21-23 The Holy Ghost Light Psalm 118:27 Another Comforter John 14:16 Acts 7:52 The Just One Light John 1:6-13 Name Zechariah 14:9 His name One Jeremiah 7:11 Is This House, Which is called by My Name, Become A Den of Robbers In your Eyes? Behold, Even I Have Seen it, Saith The Lord. Jeremiah 7:12 Shi'-loh, Jeremiah 7:13 You

  • Elmosweed

    Only 5 people have been impacted by the outage and by next week we will have zero..

  • Sigh

    GRIDDY is something like a middleman. She is not buying her electricity directly from the producer. These middleman companies trick people into signing up and often people think they are buying directly from the producer, until they get hit with a huge bill.

  • jack lucking
    jack lucking

    Well Texas....I guess I would be talking to your Politicians. They caused this mess and give Mr. " I WAS TRYING TO BE A GOOD FATHER " a call and see what he is going to do for you !!!

  • Mimi Bigdy
    Mimi Bigdy

    Anti-science, anti-facts, anti-regulation, anti-infrastructure investment = Republicult-made human disaster.

    • Vin G
      Vin G

      Anti- regulation of guns. Rifle and semi automatic rifles.

  • albert

    Republican incompetence - somebody's got to pay.

  • Shawn Mallett
    Shawn Mallett

    Capitalism at its best.

  • ThE DuCk
    ThE DuCk

    This is what deregulation does to consumers. Regulation is protection. Texas Rep law makers took that REGULATION away and deregulated Texans right into energy bills that are charging thousands of dollars per household that nobody should be expected to pay . Stop electing the people who did this to you .

  • Machkeznho

    further proof of what republicans want to turn this country into, disgusting and inhuman I mean how dare you charge someone a loyal customer for your own gross incompetence and negligence? How about weatherize your equipment and dont let people freeze to death? I say this as someone who's family narrowly dodged casualties (my grandmother and mother) from this storm(the storm was survivable the power being cut for 5 days was not) so yeah why im a proud democrat I vote for basic human decency time to turn this state blue.

  • pinco pallino
    pinco pallino

    Deregulation Deregulation Deregulation. Did you want it?

  • Pamela Wilson
    Pamela Wilson

    Republicans want to use disaster relief money from the federal government to pay some of these bills, because you know, socialism is bad.

  • Wally Censorship
    Wally Censorship

    Welcome to Biden’s America. Higher gas prices. Higher electric bills. Higher unemployment. Higher covid deaths. While foreign countries receive more money paid to them then the American taxpayers

  • Sheila Anne
    Sheila Anne

    Busted is not proper English

  • The Art Van
    The Art Van

    Texas, stop watching Fox..

  • Richard Christie
    Richard Christie

    1:50 Why say "re"emphasise? Emphasise is more correct.

    • MediaPC

      If you speak with enough cconfidence people won't notice you don't understand your own language. Do it enough times and people start to think you're right.

  • Peege Clarke
    Peege Clarke

    Let it gooooo... ... Let it gooooo ... Can't actually open our doooooors....

  • Peege Clarke
    Peege Clarke

    The cover picture on this post , looks like Mr . Rodger ' s frozen dead nieborhood.

  • edward cunha
    edward cunha

    If she voted for the Republicans she did it to herself

  • Shannon Bloom
    Shannon Bloom

    3 weeks ago Governor Abbott held a press conference about an executive order he signed to keep the Federal Government out of Texas Energy. Now these people who voted for their Republican Government want to be bailed out by Federal Tax dollars after screaming and bragging about Living And Dying Free Of Federal Interference In The State Of Texas.

  • Zhixin Tan
    Zhixin Tan

    The yeehaw state for sure

  • Jaime Scott
    Jaime Scott

    Texas accepting a socialistic bailout, now that's rich

    • Faith Norris
      Faith Norris

      Yeah, my dem tax $$ for Republicans need Mabie we should argue over the amount for a few months

  • Tre Flips 21
    Tre Flips 21

    Keep on voting for these crooked politicians Texans. You get what you deserve.

  • Paul Dudley
    Paul Dudley

    Relief money to Texas should NOT be used to pay these huge energy bills. Texans need to figure out who really cares about their well being... Republicans or Democrats.

  • sanjuansteve

    Every single American Republican policy puts fear and greed (fear) before people and planet (including equality and empathy) and no single policy in the world in the modern era is as patently bigoted and of the scale as their continued fight to ban (and register, and “pre-arrest”, etc too) all Muslims (a bigotry-blanket of fear/hate covering all 1.8 billion people of all colors, from all nations, of all ages, of all sexes and sexual preferences, etc). Fear (and the empathy and critical thought it kills) is what separates the right from the left. The fear at the root of ”Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.”-Albert Einstein Liberals hate American Republicans because all of their policies put fear and greed (fear) before people and planet (including equality and empathy). American Republicans hate liberals for the exact same reasons, because they’re afraid we’ll get in the way of their fear and greed. We’re closer to #AmericanCivilWarII than most people believe and just like before our own friends and family members would take up arms against us for not getting on board with their extreme greed and bigotries just like the Confederates in 1865 or the Nazis in 1938. With tuition free education, universal healthcare, a universal basic income (UBI) and internet access for all, we’ll raise the starting point of capitalism from zero, we’ll let you die with no money, to a level of life with dignity, reducing societal daily fears on a massive scale which will free us to welcome the coming automation revolution with open arms rather than fear and great harm. #getALLmoneyOut #EqualityMovement #BLM Call me overly positive, but I think we’re leaving the era of ‘greed is good’ and celebrating wealth and entering an era of altruism and equality. Let’s #AutomateEverything and #SkipToAbundance. #EraOfAltruism #CelebrateSelflessness

  • vangboi05

    Despicable what these companies are doing

  • sanjuansteve

    Pandemics, market crashes, etc show us just how stupid capitalism (with all of the inequalities it empowers) really is. This crisis and others would be much, much easier if we all had universal healthcare, tuition free education, internet for all and a UBI. It would be easier still if we all had home, business and covered parking rooftop solar arrays, electric vehicles, indoor, outdoor and vertical food gardens in every home, business, school, grocery store, restaurant, public park and land, etc and if more of us studied and worked remotely from home. Let’s STOP TRYING TO SAVE CORPORATIONS AND SMALL BUSINESSES with selective bailouts and instead simply put capitalism on hold (mortgages and loans, rent, interest, dividends, late fees, utilities, etc) and launch universal healthcare, a UBI, universal education and internet for all! #NoCorporateBailoutsRequired #TooFarLeft #StillSandersPlatform #DEMEXIT Education is a good investment from an individual, family, community or national perspective and tuition free education will reduce the burden from the root on our medical expenses too for example. Healthcare for all is actually CHEAPER with the insurance industry off of the table along with most of the time lost due to billing among many other reasons. A universal basic income (UBI) is CHEAPER than all of the thousands of individual federal, state and local social safety net programs including things like Social Security and unemployment insurance, etc with all of their budgets, overhead expenses and inefficiencies eliminating the humiliating need for people to lose time to prove their poverty to qualify for aid. Internet for all is a great and necessary investment to give everyone the opportunity to study, search for work, work remotely, etc online. Solar power is CHEAPER and electric vehicles are soon to be CHEAPER to make and already are considerably CHEAPER to maintain and operate, especially if charged from your own solar power. What do you think will happen to crime rates, peace and equality in general after we launch universal healthcare, a universal basic income, universal education and internet for all, raising the starting point of capitalism from zero, we’ll let you die with no money, to a level of life with dignity, reducing societal daily fears on a massive scale and freeing us to welcome the automation revolution with open arms rather than with fear and great harm? 😃 #EqualityMovement #BLM Call me overly positive, but I think we’re leaving the era of ‘greed is good’ and celebrating wealth and entering an #EraOfAltruism and equality. Let’s #AutomateEverything and #SkipToAbundance.

  • David Jefferson
    David Jefferson


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