posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 12:09 PM
Originally posted by projectvxn
Originally posted by xedocodex
reply to post by OptimusSubprime
I thought the Right Wing loved capitalism?
Well...you reap what you sow.
What an asinine comment.
Obviously you don't know how capitalism works.
A company provides goods at a price.
Customer either accepts the price or goes somewhere else.
If the company does something the customer doesn't like then the customer goes somewhere else.
Capitalism doesn't force either the company or the customer to purchase a product or support a policy that either party disagrees with
respectively(only government does that). Geico can pursue any such policy it deems appropriate for doing business and customers can refuse to do
business with Geico in response.
edit on 25-1-2013 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)
Precisely...so why did the OP article characterize GEICO cancelling a policy as ...
strong armed corruption
Or the recipient of the letter, whose policy was cancelled characterize it as this?
Is this the USA or Russia??? GEICO just cancelled my truck insurance because I make parts that are used in the firearms industry
So if the NOW PROVEN FALSE claim is that GEICO was discriminating against gun-owners held true...then it seems that folks see that as "communist"
While those same gun advocates loudly celebrated as "capitalism" a gun shop owner that bragged about not selling to "Obama supporters"???
Gun Shop Owner Banning Obama Supporters
SO...whether or not a company selecting who it sells to based on idealogy appears to be "capitalism" or "communism" dependant on which side of the
fence you sit on???
That DOES appear grossly hypocritical and intellectually dishonest, but sadly standard rhetoric.
Now...maybe folks can scroll back to Page 1 and read that letter again...recieved on Dec. 6th? Lower right hand corner? Before the Newtown shootings.
And they see Snopes where Geico has issued a statement explaining the cancellation had nothing to do with idealogy, but rather the declared "use" of
the truck insured and they plan on issuing the customer a new policy in keeping with the actual "use" of the truck.