Comments on: Texas Safety Inspections are no joke http://angie.p1b.us/2008/02/02/texas-safety-inspections-are-no-joke/ Because I Can Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:50:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.2 By: richard http://angie.p1b.us/2008/02/02/texas-safety-inspections-are-no-joke/comment-page-1/#comment-1277 richard Wed, 30 Apr 2008 15:05:10 +0000 http://angie.p1b.us/2008/02/02/texas-safety-inspections-are-no-joke/#comment-1277 Too bad to hear Texas is one of the 18 states left still pulling that old boondoggle of safety inspections on its citizens. Anyone who studies safety inspection research will discover all they are good for is making money for mechanics, state officials, vendors of inspection equipment, and car dealers. They are a classic "golden fleece'' government program that some states just will not give up because so many people make money off of them. Your story is typical. Shop around. Better yet move to Oklahoma where the legislature had the guts to get rid of safety inspections all together some years back. During debate on HB 1081,the OK bill to get rid of safety inspections a state House member quipped, "Ronald Reagan was right: the closest thing to immortality on Earth is a government program." Too bad to hear Texas is one of the 18 states left still pulling that old boondoggle of safety inspections on its citizens. Anyone who studies safety inspection research will discover all they are good for is making money for mechanics, state officials, vendors of inspection equipment, and car dealers. They are a classic “golden fleece” government program that some states just will not give up because so many people make money off of them. Your story is typical. Shop around. Better yet move to Oklahoma where the legislature had the guts to get rid of safety inspections all together some years back. During debate on HB 1081,the OK bill to get rid of safety inspections a state House member quipped, “Ronald Reagan was right: the closest thing to immortality on Earth is a government program.”

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