cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Governor Walker signed a bill that rolls back the changes made to the auto insurance we buy. The association that represents trial attorneys, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, through its spokesperson said, “This is a really sad day for automobile insurance consumers”. If the trial attorneys think it is a bad day for us consumers, then I must assume the roll back was a very good thing.
This is the law that was passed raising the limits that we had to purchase and that permitted attorneys to “stack” the coverage we might have on as many as three vehicles in order to go after bigger payouts. Virtually all its provisions assured larger payouts which meant bigger contingent fees for the trial attorneys.
This was a trial attorney’s gift from the former Governor and the Democratic Party that dominated the state, and was seen as raising costs for everyone who buys such coverage. Walker had included this roll back in his campaign promises and I am grateful that he fulfilled that one.
This roll back was passed while the fourteen Democrat Senators were absent from the state, but that wouldn’t have changed the outcome.