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What's 'Flo' doing with your insurance premiums?
World Net Daily ^ | Dave Tombers

Posted on 08/16/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Progressive chairman known for promoting drugs, funding ACLU attacks on religion.

Everyone has seen the commercials with the ditzy brunette touting the lowest rates on auto insurance.The company’s name is Progressive.

This company lives up to its name – the same way the far left clings to the term “progressive.”

How so?

Word started to leak out earlier this year, when Forbes reported that the “left-leaning billionaire Peter Lewis,” Progressive’s chairman, got involved in the 2012 election with a $200,000 donation to American Bridge 21st Century, a “liberal upper PAC founded by David Brock of Fox News watchdog Media Matters for America.”

Forbes also reported “Lewis has been bankrolling the effort to legalize marijuana across multiple states for years.”

The Boston Business Journal confirmed the report, noting Lewis donated $525,000 in July for an effort to give voters a ballot question on medical marijuana.

Lewis’ leftist goals have been blasted in a commentary on the Daily Paul website, which criticized Lewis as “your typical rich spoiled kid who took over the company from his father and apparently feels guilty for his success.”

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: autoinsurance; fundingtheleft; insurance; peterlewis; progressive

1 posted on 08/16/2012 8:25:43 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Progressive is a ‘scumbag company’!

Progressive denies it used its lawyers to clear man who killed comedian’s sister

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/progressive-denies-lawyers-clear-man-killed-comedian-sister-article-1.1136648#ixzz23lqCQVIu


2 posted on 08/16/2012 8:31:29 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Impala64ssa

If you don’t happen to subscribe to Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze” newsletter or Web site (GBTV, etc.)....you may not have heard the WORST Progressive story. They actually had one of their lawyers defending a driver....who ran a red light and killed a young woman; a Progressive customer.

All in an attempt to avoid paying on her policy. I s**t you not. Go read about it....it will make your blood boil.


3 posted on 08/16/2012 8:32:58 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Ever see a close-up pic of that broad?

She’s lookin like road kill.
Well, road kill with way, way too much lipstick!

For the first four times or so I saw her, it was cute and amusing.

Now it’s just grating as hell!

Put her, that stupid lizard, and Godzilla in a cage together. Please!


4 posted on 08/16/2012 8:36:03 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: Impala64ssa
I am THRILLED that this story has received the attention that it deserves.

Wil Wheaton (actor on a Star Trek spin off) helped expose Progressive after seeing it on Twitter.

All of this heartache and trouble over $75,000.

5 posted on 08/16/2012 8:44:37 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: djf

I’ve always thought she was ugly as sin, even on camera with all the makeup. I would be amazed to learn that she wasn’t a carpet muncher.


6 posted on 08/16/2012 8:45:59 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Impala64ssa
Lewis is 79 years old, Soros is 82. At what point will we be rid of these public nuisances?
7 posted on 08/16/2012 8:47:26 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: RightOnline
From this great article on Medaite , also screenshots of Progressive's tweets before they were scrubbed:

Basically, Progressive is saying that Matt Fisher’s facts are wrong and that they sent no attorney. He then responded with another blog post, doubling down and giving the name of Progressive attorney he remembers being there.

I guess that’s the end of it, right? It’s now Matt’s word against theirs. Done.

Or, at least, it would be. If this weren’t 2012 and the Fisher family didn’t have the entirety of the Internet on their side. Within an hour of Progressive posting that statement, Internet sleuths went and found the original court records from the trial. And, sure enough…

8 posted on 08/16/2012 8:51:59 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Impala64ssa

These jerks promote using a transmitter to track your driving habits so you can get a lower rate. They say nothing about using the data to cancel your coverage or raise your rates.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 8:57:09 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: KoRn

Progressive could fire her then cut rates across the board by 2% for existing customers.

It would be the greatest advertising cop in history! Their phones would be ringing off the hook, and they’d be able to charge what they want!

Put a fork in her! She’s dun already!


10 posted on 08/16/2012 8:57:19 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: Impala64ssa
It wasn't named 'Progressive' for the heck of it!
11 posted on 08/16/2012 9:15:04 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Lewis is 79 years old, Soros is 82. At what point will we be rid of these public nuisances?

Add Jimmy Carter on that list.


12 posted on 08/16/2012 9:16:54 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: RightOnline
The story is a bit disingenuous. Every insurance company acting on behalf of uninsured or underinsured coverage steps in as the “other” insurance company. That's the way it works. You are now suing your own insurance company, just like you'd sue the other company, because the other driver doesn't carry enough coverage. They're then going to act just like you were not their insured. The company is in it to make money and keep from spending any more money than they have to in order to settle a claim. As a former claims manager I know how it sucks to have to handle something like this, especially when it's a fatality. The thing is, it's still a business just like a bank, bakery, drug store, etc, etc. The idea behind a business is to make money for the stock holders not be everybody’s friend. I do find it hard to believe that they'd even blink at $75k for a fatality though. My guess is there's more to the story than just the brother's version of it.
13 posted on 08/16/2012 9:50:07 PM PDT by Mac n Jac (www.vetsfightingms.org)
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To: RightOnline

I have heard Glenn Beck discuss this tragic case yesterday and today. I immediately called my sister who is a Progressive client and told her about this situation. Bill O. had a segment about Progressive and its founder a few years back. They appear to be homo, drug and Lib friendly.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 9:55:16 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: djf

She made me gag the first time I saw her. But apparently the ads are working.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 10:23:16 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: submarinerswife
Internet justice is a b1tch, isn't it? The public relations fallout is going to be brutal. Pity it won't be enough to sink the company.
16 posted on 08/16/2012 10:32:20 PM PDT by thescourged1
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To: Impala64ssa

17 posted on 08/17/2012 12:04:18 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

That picture is missing McKayla Maroney’s expression.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 12:52:53 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Rule of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: submarinerswife; All
I never listen to Beck but had the radio on briefly and he was talking to the deceased's brother. I was appalled but not surprised.

I may have a friend insured with Progressive; I should pass along the story.

19 posted on 08/17/2012 2:41:57 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 82 days away.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Bump


20 posted on 08/17/2012 4:23:57 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: RightOnline; Impala64ssa

Government Employee Insurance COmpany is the same way.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare
I canceled Geico a few years back, and they're STILL trying to get me back. For laughs, I got a quote from them last week, and they couldn't come close to what I have for a policy now. And the little sales nerd on the other end of the phone kept up with the 'name-brand quality' BS, unable to defend Geico's higher price.
22 posted on 08/17/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by thescourged1
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To: thescourged1

I’ve has Allstate for over 10 years, have their best policy, the Premiere Plus, and no other company can come close to what I’m paying on their best day- $163 for 6 months of 50/100 Bodily Injury Liability.

If you need advice on how to qualify for the best rates;

1) Have a Standard vs a Non-Standard Company

2) Have good credit (yes credit levels assign you into different pricing tears)

3) Have a clean record with at least 5 years driving experience & continuous coverage.

4) Have your Bodily Injury Liability at 50/100 or above

AND BINGO. U’LL BE JUST LIKE ME.


23 posted on 09/09/2012 2:28:13 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: eaglestar

Allstate made a seriously unfavorable impression on me years ago when they bitterly fought tooth-and-nail on what should have been an easy claim on a rear-ender accident my fiancee was involved in. Just sayin’.


24 posted on 09/12/2012 7:20:46 AM PDT by thescourged1
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To: thescourged1

Who are you with now?


25 posted on 09/12/2012 7:25:20 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Missouri Farm Bureau.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 8:20:08 AM PDT by thescourged1
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To: thescourged1

Thanks. I guess that’s a state-limited thing.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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