Friday, December 16, 2022

Well Florida, you’re getting what you wanted

We're a month removed from the election, and things continue to go exactly as you would expect. But there are always consequences.

The governor has already taken issue with a few school boards who have (in his opinion) violated the absurdity that is "don't say gay" and because he has a political axe to grind with these counties over other things, he'll surely go hard after them. But the thing is he hasn't said HOW they violated it. It's just his opinion on a poorly written piece of legislation. And don't miss that law suits are ongoing because the law is vague… as always.

Meanwhile, his "anti woke" legislation had its day in court. At the heart of it was the judge asking lawyers to define "woke"…their answer was, essentially, "anything we don't agree with" … which isn't much of a legal argument, and again underscores these poorly written things that are all about bluster.

He continues to harass and harangue companies about their politics, including Disney in spite of the change in leadership.

And then there's this nugget. He wants to sue the manufacturers of covid drugs because…reasons! I think he said something about side effects that impact Floridians. Which is inane. And don't worry he's going to put together a grand jury to investigate … or perhaps to essentially make things up to support his position. Your tax dollars at work, ladies and gents!

Let's not forget the mortgage crisis we have in the state. Insurance rates are high. Insurers leave the state regularly. It's been an ongoing problem for many years.

But the legislature "fixed it" in a one-week special session! And the governor is all in.

What does it do? It raises rates. Takes away many deductions you get for storm proofing. Limits what the public adjustors can do. Changes how the rules work for contractors and what they can bill. And eliminates our ability to sue if the insurer decides not to pay out enough,  or at all.

In the end it means homeowners will find insurance unaffordable in addition to the housing already being unaffordable. It can't end well.

So we're getting exactly what you would think … and don't worry, it will get worse. 

And eventually impact you directly.

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