did hypocrite republicans whine about the 150,000 jobs lost due to electric deregulation?
"In the wake of utility deregulation, more than 150,000 utility workers have lost their jobs (about 30 percent of the 1990 utility workforce). Not only have these layoffs affected the well-being of displaced workers, the layoffs mean fewer high-paying jobs in many communities. Utility layoffs also affect the safety and reliability of electric service: with fewer workers on the job, power outages take longer to restore. Consumers reporting outages here nothing but busy signals and answering machines when calling their utility."