Let's all hope the governor has the wisdom to veto the mandatory car insurance boondoggle being pushed by the legislature until it has been discussed in public hearings.
The legislature should never pass legislation which forces people to surrender property (money) without first being absolutely sure it is necessary. Being certain is what public hearings can accomplish. Being certain is where mandatory insurance fails the test. Who needs it? Does it accomplish its intended purpose? Is there a better way? We have lived for a decade without mandatory insurance. We have lived quite well without it. Why go back to forced "protection" payments?
Insurance doesn't save money overall. It makes profits for insurance companies. Have our legislators been approached by these companies? Sure they have. What company with a profitable product wouldn't want the purchase of that product to be made mandatory? It's a salesman's dream.
The legislature, except those voting against like Ms Gomez, should be ashamed of this scam.
ANOTHER 'NO' FOR MANDATORY CAR INSURANCE
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