The Texas energy nightmare is a warning sign of what could happen nationwide, unless working people actively begin the fight for a different society. Capitalism has failed to address climate disaster & created an infrastructure nightmare for most of us & profits for a few.

After having subjected millions of ordinary people to the misery of days of freezing temperatures & having caused deaths, the millionaires & billionaires are shameless enough to demand that working people pay massive electricity bills.

We need a democratically planned economy, a socialist economy.

And we need to fight:

- For immediate emergency funding for working people in Texas, paid for by the for-profit utility corporations who created this crisis

- Cancel all utility bills for working people, struggling small businesses.

- Take these energy companies into democratic public ownership.

- For criminal charges against the energy execs who caused untold misery through profit-driven recklessness

- Ted Cruz must resign


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During the time that Washington state has grown to have the most unequal tax structure in the nation, providing a tax haven to big business and billionaires while instituting and repeatedly renewing and extending hundreds of corporate tax breaks,

while also doubling down on regressive taxes likes sales, use, property, and vehicle taxes, which disproportionately fall on working people and people living on fixed incomes:

- Democrats have controlled the governor’s mansion 30 out of 30 years

- Democrats have controlled the Senate 20 out of 30 years
- Democrats have controlled the House 23 out of 30 years
- Democrats have controlled all three centers of government power (“trifectas”) for 15 of those 30 years

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