Saturday, March 04, 2006

UnAmerican activities

Via ennis on -

Believe it or not - trying to pay off your debt in a hurry is an unAmerican Terrorist Activity and gets you in trouble with the Department of Homeland Security.

See this Scripps Howard newsitem. The Soehnges decided to pay down some debt on their credit card.

They paid down some debt. The balance on their JCPenney Platinum MasterCard had gotten to an unhealthy level. So they sent in a large payment, a check for $6,522.

After sending in the check, they checked online to see if their account had been duly credited. They learned that the check had arrived, but the amount available for credit on their account hadn't changed.

So Deana Soehnge called the credit-card company. Then Walter called.

"When you mess with my money, I want to know why," he said.

They both learned the same astounding piece of information about the little things that can set the threat sensors to beeping and blinking.

They were told, as they moved up the managerial ladder at the call center, that the amount they had sent in was much larger than their normal monthly payment. And if the increase hits a certain percentage higher than that normal payment, Homeland Security has to be notified. And the money doesn't move until the threat alert is lifted.

When the Federal Government is $7 trillion in debt, one must do one's patriotic duty and follow its example.