This is a reminder that we are discontinuing our debit card program with US Airways as of September 30, 2012. You can continue to use your card and earn Dividend Miles®1 until that time. You will receive your new Bank of America debit card in August.2 Be sure to activate it when you receive it. Activating your new debit card will not affect your ability to use your US Airways Debit Card through September 30 to continue to earn Dividend Miles. After September 30, only your new Bank of America debit card will work.Well check your cards folks... BoA has started de-activating cards ahead of schedule "accidentally" and they cannot turn them back on. So needless to say, the last 72 hours, when I have all my bills on autopay with my BoA card, is a nightmare... because I dont even have my new card yet...... This is just bad, but at least the service representative in the #cctr offered that when I have to call to get my payment information updated, that I could Three-way BoA, and they can tell them it wasn't my fault.... another day... another poorly executed program roll out in the world of #custserv
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Past 72 Hrs of a Bad #CustomerExperience - Important reminder: The US Airways® debit card program is being discontinued - They Just aren't going to tell you WHEN!!!!!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. – I Corinthians 13:1
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Okay, I took a break from politics for a while, some might say I fell off the edge of the earth, but I must say something....
I am watching Face the Nation, and I am sick of folks saying how good it was during Clinton's years in the WH. We were all paper rich. We were all getting paid in options. Then I seem to recall a "little something" called the Telecom and Internet bomb. Stocks were inflated, people bought stuff against their portfolio, just like the real estate game, and then the bubble burst. Hourly margin calls, business models falling apart, layoffs by the thousands, and stock values tumbling. I lost a cool million from my portfolio in two days...
Lets stop talking about prosperity that was held together with soapy water, and full of hot air. Very much like the pundits and politicians I heard on the Sunday circuit today.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Massachusetts Democrats who thought the victory of Scott Brown in January was a fluke and represented no sign of a revived Republican Party in their state might want to think again.
This week saw a special election for the state senate seat that Mr. Brown gave up when he became a U.S. Senator. The suburban Boston district has been competitive, with Mr. Brown first winning it in a 2003 special election with only 51%.
This time it wasn't even close. GOP State Representative Richard Ross defeated Democrat Peter Smulowitz, an emergency-room physician, with 62% of the vote. Mr. Ross even won Needham, a liberal bastion in the district, by over 200 votes. "The Democratic machine is striking out in Massachusetts," claimed Jennifer Nassour, the state's GOP chairwoman.
Not quite. The highly competitive race for governor has seen Democratic Governor Deval Patrick rebound somewhat from his recent dismal poll numbers. He now leads Republican Charlie Baker, a protégé of former GOP Governor Bill Weld, and state Treasurer Tim Cahill, who left the Democratic Party to run as an independent last year. In a new Rasmussen poll, Mr. Patrick scores 45% support against 31% for his GOP opponent Mr. Baker.
But Mr. Patrick's improvement appears to be based largely on the faltering of Mr. Cahill, who has lately been the subject of GOP attack ads. Mr. Baker, a former health-care executive, is still having trouble putting together the coalition of economic and social conservatives that Mr. Brown assembled. Much of Mr. Cahill's 15% support in polls represents social conservatives who remain put off by Mr. Baker's failure to make overtures to them.
-- John Fund
In the two special elections for the House being held next week, Democrats appear to have thrown in the towel in a Hawaii race where the presence of two Democrats on the ballot looks like it may hand the seat to a Republican.
But in the Pennsylvania coal-mining district once held by the late Jack Murtha, former Murtha aide Mark Critz appears to have made a comeback with a flurry of TV commercials accusing GOP businessman Tim Burns of wanting to raise taxes. A Democratic campaign committee ad accuses Mr. Burns of supporting "a 23% national sales tax" and "corporate tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas." The latest public poll shows Mr. Critz with a 45% to 40% lead.
Mr. Burns says his record has been distorted. He denies he wants to outsource jobs overseas. He also claims any quotes supporting a so-called FAIR tax reform were "taken out of context" and notes that Mr. Critz hasn't pointed out that advocates of a national sales tax want to completely replace the current federal income tax.
That may be, but Mr. Burns's plight shows just how tricky tax reform can be to raise in a hardscrabble blue-collar district where voters are deeply suspicious of change. Republicans have made progress in the race by calling for repeal of ObamaCare, which is viewed with hostility by many of the district's seniors. But the ads blasting Mr. Burns on a national sales tax have erased many of those gains.
Next week we will find out which set of attacks had the most resonance with voters and just how much the Obama health care bill will be a drag on Democratic prospects this fall.
-- John Fund