Texas Auto Insurance Increase Takes Effect

The state of Texas upped the minimum amount of required auto insurance beginning Tuesday. Full Story
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JDH

Dallas, TX

#22 Apr 2, 2008
Just another reason for me to go with out my meds or food. If I can't drive, I can't work, and if I can't afford gas or Ins. I can't drive. FUBAR
Dee

Dallas, TX

#23 Apr 2, 2008
Susan wrote:
So what happens when they stop making money off us little people? Who will they hit up then when we have all lost our homes, cars and the ability to make it.
Have they given that any thought? I doubt greed is the problem here and it is for the people already and have and not for those of us trying to make an earnest living. It is slowly being stolen from us. We never get to vote on what more taxes and increases we have to absorb we just get told do it or pay the fines for not being insured or for loosing jobs.
I'm one frustrated person among many.
I like your question about what are they going to do after they suck us all dry, good question. If any of these people had studies biology they would know that the best parasites are those that take what they want and need without killing their hosts. After all what good is it to the parasite if they kill the host and then don't have anything left to feed on. Well if this is what big business and corrupt corporation is going to do to the common hardworking person, I hope they get what's coming to them.
Charles Miller

Omaha, NE

#24 Apr 2, 2008
We only have ourselves to blame for the high cost of fuel, health and auto insurance, and the poor economy. We have allowed our elected officials to give themselves raises, bow to big business lobbiest, and lie to us about everything they do.
When we vote for our next President in 2008, we will not be voting for a good leader but for the lessor of evils that we have been led to believe from their lies will hurt us the least. It's time for the American people to stand up and vote these liars and cheats out of office and take our government back.While we pay $3.50 to $5.00 a gallon for gas,$2,500.00 to $5,000.00 for insurance deductibles the CEOs and boards of directors for these companies are lining their pockets with multi-million salaries and laughing at us for being stupid enough to take their crap.
Get a grip folks, we're being taken over by a socialist society of big business and politics. Don't you just love the freeking ACLU?
American Tax Payer

United States

#25 Apr 2, 2008
All of this can be blamed right back on the American Government. Want some finger pointing???? I point right to Washington DC. The feds drill the oil executives and their reply…..not our fault!!!! GIVE ME A BREAK.

Since automobiles have been invented, the only choice we have been given to drive is the oil digging gas guzzling combustion engine. The oil companies know this and they are taking full 100% advantage of it.

Having said this,…. the insurance companies will follow right in the American Government’s footsteps. Raising rates to recoup the funds not only for the crooks that rob the American people who follow the rules set forth on bogus claims but also for a war we should not even be in. No wonder all the prices are going up, we have to fund a war, to blow it up only to raise prices on everything to rebuild what we blew up……

IT’S A VISOUS CIRCLE, AND WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL. This should be a Government that is afraid of the American people, not the American people afraid of the government.
EricDallas

Denton, TX

#26 Apr 2, 2008
Maybe if it wasn't a law that we had to have it, the insurance companies would try really hard to get your business, like with low rates. You should be responsible for your actions. If you want insurance you should have it, but if you take the chance, then let the lawyers take everything you have. Government shouldn't try to protect us like this. That is not their purpose. But, since most of you think it is better to give up some of your rights, we have insurance laws, and seatbelt laws and everything else eventually. Insurance should be tax deductible 100% since it is a law that we have to have it.
EricDallas

Denton, TX

#27 Apr 2, 2008
AMEN TAXPAYER! When does it stop? Maybe if we had a really horrible depression, the government couldn't waste money, and people that are in congress just to make a dime would not be able to make it. We would be forced to have honest people working for us again. We could see the urban thieves for what they really are, because when the government handouts stop, they are going to come kicking down your door, bet you liberals will wish you had a gun then. Oh those illegals are here now with no money, and they are hungry, why didn't anyone think about that in 2008? You have laws that prevent you from owning any farm animals in the city, so you can't even have a chicken for food.

Oh what a civil unrest we will have when the money is gone. Bet we don't get a debit mastercard like katrina "Victims" did.

Does no one care about the children anymore? We are not preparing them at all for the day that will eventually come. They can't even can food. That are so screwed.

does someone

Memphis, TN

#28 Apr 2, 2008
great, now i need to know if someone knows the dart route from pleasant grove to down town dallas. haha.
Jill

Waltham, MA

#29 Apr 2, 2008
Anyone remember who the largest political contibutors in Texas are? Amyone surprised that Texas pays among the highest rates in the US for all types of insurance? Many thanks to our trusted public officials!
Wonder Why

United States

#30 Apr 2, 2008
Bush is an OIL Man, Cheney is an OIL Man and Haliburton is in there so you know who to thank for the gas prices, Remember when and how you voted this time. How the insurance it a Texas problem. A lot of uninsured and the ones that don't pay insurance makes the ones that do pay for their share. The State of Texas needs to Throw the book at the ones without insurance. Same without drivers license. I lived in Texas and I know how it is.

“Why not !!!”

Since: Mar 08

Dallas Texas

#31 Apr 3, 2008
does someone wrote:
great, now i need to know if someone knows the dart route from pleasant grove to down town dallas. haha.
LOL....yeah. the 165 takes you downtown. I say every summer for the last couple of years I will start catching the train to work to save money....yeah right....still haven't done it and the insurance and gas companies know there are millions of people just like me. It's a shame.
Dee

Dallas, TX

#32 Apr 3, 2008
EricDallas wrote:
Maybe if it wasn't a law that we had to have it, the insurance companies would try really hard to get your business, like with low rates. You should be responsible for your actions. If you want insurance you should have it, but if you take the chance, then let the lawyers take everything you have. Government shouldn't try to protect us like this. That is not their purpose. But, since most of you think it is better to give up some of your rights, we have insurance laws, and seatbelt laws and everything else eventually. Insurance should be tax deductible 100% since it is a law that we have to have it.
I like your idea about making car insurance tax deductibl, excellent idea - of course there would probably have to be some stipulation such as you can only claim the deduction if you haven't been at fault in an accident that year! They should go ahead and do it for medical insurance as well if you haven't filed any claims. I hate forking out money every month "just in case". Of course if something happens you want the insurance, but until something does happenen it's just money out the door with nothing to show for it.

Since: Mar 08

Dallas, TX

#33 Apr 4, 2008
Wonder Why wrote:
A lot of uninsured and the ones that don't pay insurance makes the ones that do pay for their share. The State of Texas needs to Throw the book at the ones without insurance. Same without drivers license. I lived in Texas and I know how it is.
Apparently you don't. They already throw the book at us - by making us choose between car insurance or rent. I can pay my insurance and then I can't complete my rent payment - then I get evicted - but hey, my car's insured. I do not drive without insurance yet, but when I do it won't be because I am irresponsible and just don't wanna pay. It'll be because I CAN'T pay. It's mandatory but so is eating, so is feeding my kids, so is having a roof over their heads. Tough choices, buddy. Hope YOU never have to make them.

Not ALL uninsured drivers are illegal or lazy or irresponsible. Some of us just don't have a friggin' CHOICE!!
Get Real

Addison, TX

#34 Apr 4, 2008
Spare me the sob story Rekrats. It is people like you that are a source of the problem. If you cannot afford the maintenance of a car then you should NOT have one. If you think insurance is expensive what will you do if you are at fault in an accident? What will you do after having to pay the cost for non insurance, being sued for medical and damage, etc. Bet it will be more than the 30 bucks a month for liability.
Dee

United States

#35 Apr 4, 2008
Rekrats wrote:
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Apparently you don't. They already throw the book at us - by making us choose between car insurance or rent. I can pay my insurance and then I can't complete my rent payment - then I get evicted - but hey, my car's insured. I do not drive without insurance yet, but when I do it won't be because I am irresponsible and just don't wanna pay. It'll be because I CAN'T pay. It's mandatory but so is eating, so is feeding my kids, so is having a roof over their heads. Tough choices, buddy. Hope YOU never have to make them.
Not ALL uninsured drivers are illegal or lazy or irresponsible. Some of us just don't have a friggin' CHOICE!!
Not saying this to be mean or anything, but you could always get rid of the internet and your computer and use the library, that should give you a few extra bucks to put towards the rent and insurance. Everyone in the middle class is strapped for cash because of the way things are these days - the rich are only getting richer off of making everyone else poor, it's pathetic really. They're all just looking for a reason to wring some extra cash out of you too.

Since: Mar 08

Dallas, TX

#36 Apr 22, 2008
Get Real wrote:
Spare me the sob story Rekrats. It is people like you that are a source of the problem. If you cannot afford the maintenance of a car then you should NOT have one. If you think insurance is expensive what will you do if you are at fault in an accident? What will you do after having to pay the cost for non insurance, being sued for medical and damage, etc. Bet it will be more than the 30 bucks a month for liability.
Ah well, it has been awhile since I was on here, but I could not resist a reply here... you think I should get rid of my car because I can't afford insurance? Well, then, I would not be able to go to work. And my children and I would then be forced into a state-run homeless shelter where we'd be living off taxpayer money while I searched for employment within walking distance and state-funded childcare. Interesting... get rid of my car so that society can take care of my family on the taxpayer's dime... because I can't afford increased insurance rates.

Sob story, indeed. Get REAL, my friend. It's a choice, and if we all made the choice you are suggesting, I think this country would be even worse off than it is now.

(BTW, I borrowed money from a relative to prevent my insurance from being dropped... off the hook for one more month.)

Since: Mar 08

Dallas, TX

#37 Apr 22, 2008
Dee wrote:
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Not saying this to be mean or anything, but you could always get rid of the internet and your computer and use the library, that should give you a few extra bucks to put towards the rent and insurance. Everyone in the middle class is strapped for cash because of the way things are these days - the rich are only getting richer off of making everyone else poor, it's pathetic really. They're all just looking for a reason to wring some extra cash out of you too.
I haven't paid for the internet in a LONG time. I can't afford that, cable or even a home telephone. Not trying to illicit sympathy, just making a point - not everyone who is online is there because they pay for internet. I LOVE the library. I also love my friend who lets me access the internet from HER house. Heck, I don't even have a working computer in my house, so yeah, I'm not spending money there!

(And I know you're not being mean - thanks for the suggestion, I appreciate that.)
gassy grey

United States

#38 Aug 4, 2008
insurance does not need to be based on someones credit. that is soooooooo stupid. so i am a single parent and my insurance was just increased a $100 more a month on top of the $100 i paid. utilities have skyrocketed! everything goes up, up and up. so what a**holes do we need to vote out of office for this stupid law. make the illegals purchase insurance for one year in order to cross the border. do not issue them a license unless they have insurance for at least one year! someone needs to wake up and take of the people that are legal AMERICANS and stop dancing around the damn illegals. they have more rights and benefits than me and my children who have a legal right. i hate to beg for food for my kids, but that is what it is coming to.
bleeding money

Fort Worth, TX

#39 Aug 4, 2008
Great! Like I wasn't paying too much for insurance already?!!!
marty

Fort Worth, TX

#40 Jan 3, 2011
hay someone get a petitions started for the insurance rate hike we do have the right for that the Goverment or states cant stop you from doing that yet . it hard to buy gas for your cars today the oil company,s are getting richer.everyone loseing there homes. groceries are getting higher. every one needs to send perry our Gov. the petitions. i dont not know how to start 1 are i would be the first 1. now it was red light spying on you.they put up what next. your rights are being taken away from us every day. also send a petitions to washington. about the high gas. prices. if americans cant get to work they dont get your tax money to blow and spend on there luxury liveing in washington.
OOOOO

Carthage, IN

#41 Jan 4, 2011
If you steers and kweers quit driving like imbeciles and hitting each other, then your insurance rates would not go up.....

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