Critics are scorching the billionaire proprietor of the Dallas Cowboys for “hitting the jackpot” together with his pure gasoline costs amid a record-breaking winter storm that left Texans shivering — and dying — with out warmth and electrical energy.
Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones is almost all shareholder of the publicly traded Comstock Resources Inc., a shale driller working in Texas and Louisiana. Investors whooped it up in a convention name over the rocketing gasoline costs spurred by hovering demand within the frigid South.
“This week is like hitting the jackpot with a few of these unimaginable costs,” Comstock President and Chief Financial Officer Roland Burns stated on the decision Wednesday, Bloomberg reported. “Frankly, we had been in a position to promote at super-premium costs for a cloth quantity of manufacturing.”
Such reveling struck many as, as a minimum, insensitive.
Jones is “doing what he’s at all times executed: attempting to money in,” grumbled Sports Illustrated author Michael Rosenberg.
Jones was glad to take pleasure in a $325 million taxpayer subsidy for the AT&T Stadium that hosts his workforce, famous Rosenberg. “Now you see how Jones is treating Texans of their time of want. We can name this a betrayal.”
“It is unimaginable to rearrange a good transaction when one celebration is in it for love and the opposite is in it for cash,” Rosenberg added. “If all of the clothes out of the blue disappeared from the state, Jones would begin promoting Cowboys sweatshirts for $1,000 every.”
Robert Reich, who was President Bill Clinton’s labor secretary, famous that “billionaires profiting off of human struggling is a characteristic, not a bug, of our rigged system.”
As his fellow Texans suffered and even died as a result of state’s energy outages, Jerry Jones’ pure gasoline firm was gloating about “hitting the jackpot” due to skyrocketing gasoline costs.Billionaires profiting off of human struggling is a characteristic, not a bug, of our rigged system.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 20, 2021
Comstock had already ramped up manufacturing in anticipation of pure gasoline costs climbing. It’s now grabbing “super-premium costs” as excessive as $179 per thousand cubic toes. The identical pure gasoline final quarter was promoting for a mean of $2.40 per thousand cubic toes, reported National Public Radio.
So the businesses that did not spend money on winterizing their tools profit from a spike in costs ensuing from their very own negligence. Meanwhile, the individuals they serve freeze to loss of life of their houses and burn furnishings to boil water to drink. pic.twitter.com/Nek4bWnAhA— Father of Wagons #BillsMafia (@FatherOfWagons) February 19, 2021
A girl and her baby died in a automobile attempting to maintain heat.Jerry Jones and Texas Republicans undoubtedly made a killing— TrumpNeck (@Francis_3) February 19, 2021
They cannot do a rattling factor about it. This is precisely what our Texas politicians wished: a grid freed from federal regulation, in order that they may revenue.Nevermind Texans are struggling whereas these asshats stuff their pockets. 🙄— Fancy Boots (@TexasFancyBoots) February 19, 2021
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