There should be a law.......

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Real Estate Agent with AllMountainRealty.com

Years ago while driving through Florida a stone fell from a bridge and cracked my windshield. It was a scary thing and I was upset about the obvious expense. But then a co-worker from Florida told me about a law that allowed me to make a claim and get reimbursed. I made the claim, filled out the forms, and got a check. I thought gee, This is a state standing behind their commitment to provide safe roads. I was happy.

Now I am writing this post because I have some time on my hands. I have that time on my hands because the glass doctor is replacing my windshield. Yes that's right ! And here there is no law. So instead of tax cuts and convoluted formulas that leave us all thinking that the other guy is getting over and finding loop holes in the tax code, why not have rebate laws!!

If a failure of a govt service causes you to have an expense then they pay. Nail in the tire, they pay. Windshield broken they pay. On hold for more than x amount of time to a govt agency then a 10 percent rebate on what ever you are about to right a check for. I felt good about Florida for a long time when they replaced my windshield. I would like to feel good again about my local politicians.

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Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Wow, I use to live  in Florida as well and I loved the law.  I worked in a dealership that when hail storms broke windshields it was a service buz

Shelton

Jun 02, 2009 09:54 AM #1
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Richard Weeks
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Charlie,

What I great story.

I like you proposal for that new law.  The only problem is that it makes sense, and it is easy to read and understand. 

Jun 02, 2009 10:06 AM #2
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Fran Gaspari
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Charlie,

Problem IS...They is us...!!! LOL, Thanks,   Fran

Jun 02, 2009 10:10 AM #3
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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You can choose to carry a zero deductible on comprehensive, and that takes care of the problem. :)

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Jun 02, 2009 03:16 PM #4
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Charlie -A government that holds itself responsible? Now what kind of gullible to you take me for? ;^)

Jun 02, 2009 05:25 PM #5
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Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
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How do we hold our representatives accountable? It's called elections. If keep re-electing the same people we will continue to get the same results. I'm not talking about the President. It's the rest of them. Both state and federal. We get what we vote for.

Jun 02, 2009 08:26 PM #6
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I agree with Kathy.  People do not inform themselves as to what their elected officials are doing, and continue to vote for them year after year, even if they aren't doing a good job.  Kinda like the Wall Street CEO's, do a bad job and get a big bonus.  I too live in FL and didn't know the state paid for cracked windshields, I thought it was paid for through my insurance mandated by the legislature.  They're the ones I call when I have that issue.  If the state pays I'd rather see the money going to something like emissions control or auto saftey, such as regular inspections. 

Jun 03, 2009 09:01 AM #7
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Terry - it appears that the state only pays to fix windshields that it is responsible for the breakage. For anything else, you are on your own.

Jun 03, 2009 05:49 PM #8
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