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GM to offer free car insurance
CNN Money ^ | 7/7/11 | Peter Valdes-Dapena

Posted on 07/07/2011 11:50:43 AM PDT by Nachum

NEW YORK--To spur sales, General Motors is offering a year's worth of car insurance along with any new GM car purchased in the states of Washington or Oregon. (Snip) The insurance -- part of a marketing test that will run through Sept. 6 -- includes both liability and physical damage coverage, GM said, and exceeds the minimum requirements in the two states. Oregon and Washington were chosen for the program because GM hasn't been gaining market share in those states as quickly as it would like, GM spokesman Tom Henderson said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: free; gm; insurance; offer
Oh, this well end well.
1 posted on 07/07/2011 11:50:46 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

uhh huh...

Note to GM. your crap stinks and no one wants it. Polshing it just makes it a shiny turd.


2 posted on 07/07/2011 11:54:03 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Nachum

uhh huh...

Note to GM. your crap stinks and no one wants it. Polishing it just makes it a shiny turd.


3 posted on 07/07/2011 11:54:08 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Nachum
GM to offer free car insurance....

At taxpayer expense.

4 posted on 07/07/2011 11:54:39 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Nachum

Let’s see if I get this right:

1. I pay taxes.
2. I pay my own insurance.
3. Some of my taxes went to bail out a car company that uses overpaid corrupt union labor that can’t build vehicles with any lasting value
4. More of my taxes are going to pay to insure these vehicles.

The revolution is coming, and I volunteer to operate the guillotine.


5 posted on 07/07/2011 11:54:43 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Nachum

Government Motors attempts to hurt another industry (insurance).

Of course, it is difficult to be sympathetic to insurnace companies...


6 posted on 07/07/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Nachum

>>> GM to offer free car insurance

That brilliant move should pull them out of the financial hot trouble!!!!11!1Eleventy...../s

Seriously, can’t we the people fire whoever came up with this idea, without their compensation?

Or whenever GM Insurance has to pay up, it is deducted from these geniuses’ salaries/compensation packages?


7 posted on 07/07/2011 11:56:46 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Nachum

Likely a gubmint/aka ploy to takeover auto insurance now...

Semper marxism!


8 posted on 07/07/2011 11:56:55 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: cableguymn

Mythbusters Polishing a Turd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiJ9fy1qSFI


9 posted on 07/07/2011 11:57:23 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Nachum
"We want to give residents of Oregon and Washington another reason to discover Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles," said Chris Perry, U.S. vice president of General Motors Marketing.
 
Wow!  Why don't you just issue them a "Discover American Taxpayer" credit card as well?

10 posted on 07/07/2011 11:59:37 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Nachum

Pretty funny. Nothing is free.


11 posted on 07/07/2011 12:00:05 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Nachum

This is so far from legal that 0bama et al will work really hard to figure out yet another way around laws.

Good. The stock market is sensing that 0bama is turning into a flaming goofball and that he is becoming eminently beatable. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone!


12 posted on 07/07/2011 12:01:01 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired of being seen as idiots, the American people went to the polls in 2008 and removed all doubt.)
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To: Nachum

What a deal if you have three or four DUI’s on your record!


13 posted on 07/07/2011 12:02:53 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Nachum

Car Insurance waivers?!!!!..... What a concept...


14 posted on 07/07/2011 12:03:53 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Sounds to me like Obamacarinsurance.


15 posted on 07/07/2011 12:03:58 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Vendome
This looks like, walks like, and talks like, an engineered plot for Obamacare and it's mandate issue.

Greasing the precident slope if ya know............

Why not free gas? Think about it!

16 posted on 07/07/2011 12:04:01 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Nachum

backed by the full faith and credit of...uh...well, never mind...


17 posted on 07/07/2011 12:04:45 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Nachum

I am boycotting GM and Chrysler forever because of their immoral actions in having the company nationalized, stiffing the rightful claimants on their assets, and sticking the American people with the bill. There is no situation in which I would buy, rent, or accept any GM product ever again. I don’t deal with crooks; that corrupt company is dead to me.

As for insurance, if any real company forms a connection with GM, I will drop any policy I have with them and boycott that company forever too. I closed my accounts with Citi and B of A, among others, after the TARP fiasco, and I’m willing to put insurance companies on the permanent boycott list too.


18 posted on 07/07/2011 12:05:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Nachum

Your tax dollars at work. So nice of you to purchase car insurance for the libs in WA and OR so they will buy Government Motors cars instead of Prius and Leaf autos.


19 posted on 07/07/2011 12:09:24 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Pollster1

“The insurance coverage is offered “at no additional cost,” according to GM (GM, Fortune 500). and will be provided by MetLife Auto & Home.”

there you have it. MetLife. welcome to my poop list.


20 posted on 07/07/2011 12:11:20 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t own a GM prodect now or for the rest of my life time - at least 45 years to go (I hope) even if it was all free.


21 posted on 07/07/2011 12:16:52 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: Nachum

so if a person has to sue GM they will be able to sue the federal government and obama personally.

will GM claim sovereign immunity?

this just sounds illegal.


22 posted on 07/07/2011 12:23:14 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cableguymn
Note to GM. your crap stinks and no one wants it. Polishing it just makes it a shiny turd.

You are apparently wrong. The Chevrolet Cruze was the #1 selling passenger car in the US in June. The Chevrolet Malibu was the #2 selling passenger car in June. They both beat the Corolla, Civic, Accord, Camry and all others.

What has been very difficult for GM is the West Coast (Left Coast). They haven't been able to break through there as they have in the more sane parts of the country. Note that this offer is only in Washington and Oregon. The west coast has been a difficult place for both GM and Ford. This has to do with the mindset of the type of people who live in these two states. California is probably too large to try this in and it might be that regulations make it difficult to enact there. This is just a marketing mechanism to see if they can break through the pig headed mindset that is so prevalent in these two states.
23 posted on 07/07/2011 12:25:24 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: truthguy

How many of those cruz and malibu’s where bought by government?


24 posted on 07/07/2011 12:29:52 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Nachum

Communism is advanced cancer:

This 6-minute video is from a retired US Army Lt. General and Green Beret. He provides vital information that has come as a result of decades in military service.

Watch this bone chilling video and then forward to everyone you know.

http://www.morningstartv.com/oak-initiative/marxism-america


25 posted on 07/07/2011 12:31:42 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: cableguymn
Or by rental companies?

Only someone with no principles would buy a GM car.

26 posted on 07/07/2011 12:35:08 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Nachum

No kidding. So government motors offers “free” car insurance on a car they manufacture. Will they deny anyone based on their driving record? And if a sucker oops customer has to make a claim, who will pay the claim?
Will the customer have to sue obama motors when the insurance arm denies the claim?
Will obamamotors send the customer a crappy calender at Christmas time?


27 posted on 07/07/2011 1:10:22 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Nachum

Okayyy...

Let’s look at who they’re trying to attract. The average individual already has insurance that generally exceeds the state minimums, and isn’t going to cancel it just to take advantage of the offer so...


28 posted on 07/07/2011 1:15:10 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Nachum

The US Government is giving speculators a chance to short GM stock a second time.

GM has until election day 2012 to get its act together. After that, GM stock will go down the toilet.


29 posted on 07/07/2011 1:15:51 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Nachum

Deag GM.
Your government sponsored cars stink.
Nobody wants them.
Free insurance is just like polishing a turd.
When you’re done, it’s still a turd.


30 posted on 07/07/2011 1:19:18 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (2012 is the opportunity to get rid of Obama and his Empire of Lies.)
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To: Pollster1

“I am boycotting GM and Chrysler forever because of their immoral actions in having the company nationalized, stiffing the rightful claimants on their assets, and sticking the American people with the bill. There is no situation in which I would buy, rent, or accept any GM product ever again. I don’t deal with crooks; that corrupt company is dead to me.”

Me too...I’ve bought two Durangos over the last few years. I’m done with Marx Motors...


31 posted on 07/07/2011 1:24:55 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper
“I am boycotting GM and Chrysler forever because of their immoral actions in having the company nationalized,

Are you also going to boycott all of the various financial institutions who took government bailout money? These companies took far more money than what GM and Chrysler took. And besides, the deal the government offered GM was the only deal in town. It was either that or liquidation. So what would you have chosen?
32 posted on 07/07/2011 1:45:35 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Nachum

-GM Auto Insurance Claims Best Practices-

Customer calling: Finally! I got a claim.

Claim Rep answering: GM aqui. Imprima al dos. Abren la puerta en Internet. GM es el Guapo! Le siento, pero...

Customer: Huh? My GM car was in an accident. Acci-den-tay.

Claim Rep: No feex. Es mandatorio que Ud. compran un nuevo GM! Abren el Internet. Nuevo autos. GM es el Guapo!

Customer: Hey. Ah, never mind. No puedo ganar! (Hangs up)

Claim Rep: GM aqui, por todo el futuro.


33 posted on 07/07/2011 2:03:21 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: cableguymn

Yep, Met Life is now on my permanent boycott list. I am not a current customer, so I can’t cancel a policy, but I will never consider doing business with them again.


34 posted on 07/07/2011 2:03:27 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Nachum

I have a sister in Oregon.

I ought to have her find me a small apartment to rent in her town; an apartment with a lease that permits a sublease.

Then I could briefly set-up a residence there and buy a new Chevy (not a Volt, sorry GM).

Then I could sublease the apartment, using my sister’s network of friends and church associates, with agreement from that tenant that I will continue to get mail there, which they will forward to me.

At least for one year I’d save about $3 thousand. In the following years just buying Oregon auto insurance instead of New Jersey auto insurance would probably save a mint as well.


35 posted on 07/07/2011 2:06:26 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: truthguy

Yep...already doing it.


36 posted on 07/07/2011 2:06:32 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: cableguymn

Future Call to GM Insurance:
Hello
Yeah, ah, I been involved in an auto theft.
OK, Right, I need some info.
Right, what you need?
Vehicle, Vin number etc
2012 Cadillac, purple, Vin Number? I have the license plate #.
Can you further describe vehicle?
Yes, had the spinner rims.
What is the nature of your loss?
Ah, well, seems car disappeared from front of my house.
Did you pay your car payment on time?
Car payments, umm, well, let me think.
OK, while you are thinking, any idea where the car might be?
Yeah, it is two blocks over in a alley. Seems someone burned it up, I believe they used Chevron Gas.
Why Chevron Gas?
Because that is the only gas station close to here.
Ah, hold on while we call 911.
You calling the police on me?
You got a guilty consience?
Me, no Obama says he was going to buy my car, so here is his chance.
Click.


37 posted on 07/07/2011 2:07:02 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: truthguy
"Note to GM. your crap stinks and no one wants it. Polishing it just makes it a shiny turd."

You are apparently wrong. The Chevrolet Cruze was the #1 selling passenger car in the US in June. The Chevrolet Malibu was the #2 selling passenger car in June. They both beat the Corolla, Civic, Accord, Camry and all others.

It wasn't my post, so I won't argue. Suggested correction:
"Note to GM. Your crap stinks even if some people want it. Polishing it just makes it a shiny turd.

I imagine everyone honest will be satisfied with that compromise (unless we have a GM-paid troll here pretending that the crap produced by that massively corrupt company is worth having). If we do have a paid GM troll, I don't expect that his posts will help the company. FR has critical thinkers who both do the research and have moral values. I doubt that many on FR would deal with GM any more willingly than they would buy an implausibly cheap computer that "fell off the back of a truck", even ignoring the fact that with GM the prices are about the same as from a reputable company.

GM delenda est.

38 posted on 07/07/2011 2:11:42 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Nachum

GM is offering “free insurance”?!!!Heh heh.

WTF?!!!

YOU AND I ARE PAYING THE PREMIUMS OF THOSE DRIVERS!!!!!!!!!!


39 posted on 07/07/2011 2:12:11 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: cableguymn

Mark my Cruze as bought by a FReeper.
I LOVE it.


40 posted on 07/07/2011 2:17:53 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sir Napsalot

Just what an Obamunist Company teetering on the brink should do.

ASBORB A TRILLION DOLLARS IN POTENTIAL LIABILITIES, to get a couple of billion in sales.

What the hell, it’s not THEIR money, eh?


41 posted on 07/07/2011 2:40:10 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Nachum
General Motors is offering a year's worth of car insurance along with any new GM car purchased in the states of Washington or Oregon.

Wow! Free insurance? That should make me forget that they share the same political vision as Adolph Hitler...not.

42 posted on 07/07/2011 3:28:52 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Da Coyote

Well spoken.


43 posted on 07/07/2011 5:22:26 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: nascarnation; All

Anyone who buys a car from GM is a not a conservative.. Obama thanks you for your support.


44 posted on 07/07/2011 6:00:52 PM PDT by KevinDavis (No true Conservative would buy a car from GM...)
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To: KevinDavis

I’ve got a lot of skin in the deal.
Worked there for 42 yrs.
With Soc Sec looking dubious, I gotta buy what pays the bills.


45 posted on 07/07/2011 6:03:53 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nachum

I am paying for this O’Buthead $hit. Stop this nonsense.


46 posted on 07/07/2011 6:08:52 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: Nachum

I am paying for this O’Buthead $hit. Stop this nonsense.


47 posted on 07/07/2011 6:08:58 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: nascarnation; All

So you work for the Federal Government now???


48 posted on 07/07/2011 6:22:27 PM PDT by KevinDavis (No true Conservative would buy a car from GM...)
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To: KevinDavis

If receiving Social Security means you work for the Fed Gov, then yes I do.

I never really thought of it that way though.


49 posted on 07/07/2011 6:26:33 PM PDT by nascarnation
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