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February 11, 2011

Mandatory Insurance for Dogs

Posted by Dave Blount at February 11, 2011 11:10 AM

What's next for government overreach, if Big Government is able to force us to buy medical insurance per ObamaCare? How about forcing us to buy insurance for our pets?

State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon (D-San Antonio) has introduced a bill that would require any Texan who owns a male dog which weighs 20 pounds or more and is not neutered to have an insurance policy covering injuries or damage caused by that dog when it is off the leash or out of the dog's yard, 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports. …
"This does not in any way penalize dogs, or prevent people from enjoying the benefits of dog ownership," she said.

Of course it does. Anything the government makes more expensive and complicated through regulation, it to some extent prevents. This why as Big Government grows still more gargantuan with every passing day, our lives get correspondingly smaller.

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Even dogs are fed up with overregulation.

On a tip from J.