Guilty by association.
My home and auto policies are Progressive, I give them money and have, to date, got nothing in return.
Krogers',where I do most of my grocery shopping was just voted "Most Progressive". They do support SNAP, WIC,and what we call "The Bridge Card". Buy a case of pop, dump it out, get cash for the bottle returns.
I just bought some Progresso Soup. And ate it up ,yum, with my left hand, leaning on my right elbow.
I am under employed (in my opinion) in a state that fully took advantage of an overpowered Union...didn't work out so swell.
I laughed, back in November, 2008 when there were claims, " we ain't gonna have no cell phone bill". Now I'm paying their bills.
Just after the election in 08 I found myself short on the rent money, owned too many assets that no one would/could buy, and ended up on a 5 month, what do we crackers call it ?... camping trip. I blame myself, but I'm certain if the alleged Liberal Media hadn't been screaming "the Sky Is Falling!" to shed a darker shadow on what that bad old "W" and his GOP cronies did, and how the new guy was packin silver bullets of Hope, My phone would have rang twice as much. During this time I had a bad case of Bleeding when I urinated, couldn't get a dime for medicaid even though I had paid tens and tens of thousands of dollars in state and federal taxes,my employees had paid their share also, turns out I didn't have a child out of wedlock, was Male and call me suspicious but I'm also Euro-Pale. Turns out it was Cancer. Too Bad for me. You're thinking, If I may be so presumptive, " Obama Care Would have came to the rescue"...really...now where would I get the money for the premium, the co-pays, and the deductible. I will bet now that everyone is forced into this communist style program, these product's prices will hit the roof. Now if you believe volume will make the product cheaper, you are indeed a dreamer. Every time a car model sells like crazy, the price gets raised. The capitalists amongst us do make the jobs and themoney that flows., Then again, Billy from up the street just got kicked out of his trailer house, left it a mess man, 4 guys got jobs cleaning up that sh!#. Then they left broken beer bottles out in the street. Well, they made progress.
Now, I live just a little out of the madness of Detroit society, and their highly ethical government. I was personally progressive and with a ton of luck and a ridiculous amount of personal strife I was able to get "back on my feet". This place is full of crackers who preach and advertise all of the expected; Equal Oppurtunity Employment, Equal Oppurtunity Housing , Affirmative Action, etc.. Driving around with their little somewhat faded bumper stickers of Hope and Change. My neighbor, a Negro', Noir, Black, African American, I just call him Jim, said " I should have moved here a long time ago.". He's right, though most of these liberal snobs don't talk to him. I must be the progressive one here in Crackerville.
Now you're gonna call me a racist, well I am. I discriminate the Human Race. I attempt not to pre judge anyone, but damn you guys make it tough. Predictable, and I don't care what shade of pigment is in your skin, though I have had some unsettling experiences with "gingers"...sorry other"gingers" ...I said the G word. I guess I wont run for POTUS. I might be too Progressive.
I think all of us need to be accountable and responsible for our own actions, shouting your rightuousness from the roof top does not make you rightuous, it might cure you of your guilts , why are you guilty? That can only truly be answered fully, truthfully, in our own conscience. I beg of you, " Quit Being So Predictable". At least throughout this Holiday Season. Give, but not to the able, Love All,Trust Few, and if you get a chance, teach a man to fish. You and He will be making great progress. You will be Progressive.