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July 11, 2013

Unlicensed roofers getting off easy

NORMAN — I lost my home and a vehicle in the May 20 tornado. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out. You were a Godsend, and I can’t thank you enough.

I am currently a displaced Mooron living in Oklahoma City. (Yeah, you have got to be a Mooron to live in “tornado alley.”) Like many of you, I had my share of offers from the out-of-town roofers that swarmed down on our city. The following are some of the things I found out.

The first thing is all roofers must be licensed through the Construction Industries Board. Second, they must be licensed by the city of Moore. To register with either, one must have General Liability insurance and workers’ comp insurance.

The city of Moore requires a peddler’s license for door-to-door salesmen. The salesman is investigated by OSBI to make sure child molesters, rapist, murders, burglars, wife beaters, etc. (convicted felons) are not knocking at your door.

Third, convicted child molesters, rapists, murders, burglars, wife beaters, etc. (convicted felons) can’t get a license. However, if you don’t register, it is only a misdemeanor and a $500 fine. There is more than $2 billion in work out there.

Now, I am going to tell you a shocker. The governor, the crooked lawyers now turned crooked politicians want these child molesters working on your roofs and peeping in your windows, casing your home out for a future burglary.

Before their conviction, they had to hire a lawyer. Lawyers cost money. Rapists, murders, burglars, wife beaters, etc. (convicted felons) can’t go get a job at McDonalds, Wal-Mart, etc. for minimum wage. They can, however, put a roof on your home without a license.

Comp Source charges 30 cents on every dollar paid for roofers. Now, since many of these child molesters have unpaid legal bills, their crooked lawyers now turned crooked politicians wrote and passed some ineffective and lax laws on purpose.

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