Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shamed residents who were using electricity on Sunday, even though the city is experiencing record-breaking heat waves.
It’s almost 3 p.m. Time to turn off major appliances, set the thermostat to 78 degrees (or use a fan instead), turn off excess lights and unplug any appliances you’re not using.
We need every Californian to help conserve energy. Please do your part. #FlexAlert
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) September 6, 2020
Because of the record-setting heat and ongoing wildfires, residents have been using more electricity to cool their homes, increasing stress on the power grid and triggering several blackouts.
But as many users pointed out, the fault doesn’t lie with Los Angeles’s citizens; it lies with Garcetti and the other Democrats who have forced the city to adopt socialist energy policies.
Socialism sucks. With Biden-Harris, this train wreck of an energy policy is coming to your state too.
Their new slogan: if you want to live without air conditioning—vote Democrat. https://t.co/jPzBnLWaee
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 7, 2020
We pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, and what we receive for those tax dollars are riots condoned by the city, and an insufficient energy grid to deal with the super-unpredictable fact that it gets f***ing hot in summer in CA https://t.co/4vzmfuZLJ6
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 7, 2020
Here’s what a highly regulated, government dictated energy system gets you… weakness, failure and danger. https://t.co/lrN2EwCSOt
— Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli (@HomelandKen) September 7, 2020
This is a daily ritual in Somalia, Venezuela, Cuba, every socialist shithole in the world. Thank you, @TheDemocrats https://t.co/LUpC7inZVw
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 7, 2020