Friday, April 20, 2012
Bank of America supports Obama, not America
This is a bit of a departure for me, but I want to pass on the information I just picked up from PJ Media. Evidently, Bank of America is dropping McMillan Group International as a customer - a customer of over twelve years - because they have become too involved with firearms.
It doesn't matter that they have been supplying our military with rifles and other tools to enable them to function better and keep each other safer when in combat. It doesn't matter that McMillan's rifles have been saving lives in combat for some years now, in the form of the M40 sniper rifle (taking out muslim snipers in the Middle East, as well as towel heads preparing to fire RPGs, emplacing IEDs, sitting in ambush, etc.). Bank of America has decided to make a political statement - once again, as they have done this before - attempting to damage a company which makes a significant contribution to getting our boys back home safely.
But that's not all. They also support little Barry Homobama by processing campaign contributions - many from illegal foreign sources and illegal domestic sources, as Barry has shut off the filters that would keep those donations from being processed. And B of A is permitting this to happen.
"Bank of America was the recipient of well over 100 billion dollars in federal money. They are also one of just two vendors processing payments for Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, employing a system that disables safeguards against illegal foreign donations. Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the site of the Democratic Nation Convention in September." [For "federal money" substitute "with YOUR tax dollars".]
And the NRA is playing patty-cake with B of A, claiming that there is no issue here:
"In a conversation with Douglas K. Bland, a BoA Senior Vice President, NRA-ILA was assured that there was no such anti-gun policy.
Mr. Bland provided NRA-ILA with a written statement of their policy, which states "Bank of America does not have a corporate-wide policy to deny banking services solely on the applicant's involvement in the firearms industry." [Notice they don't say it isn't a policy. They say there is no "corporate-wide" policy. But that's good enough for the ol' NRA.]
NRA-ILA is pleased with this statement, but will continue to monitor business activities to ensure that gun owners and gun related business receive fair treatment. If you have had issues with Bank of America, please contact NRA-ILA so additional follow-up can be done. If needed, Mr. Bland has indicated his desire to assist with claims of unfair denial of services for firearms related reasons."
As usual, the NRA pretends to protect gun owners and the gun industry, while accepting excuses that are easily proven false. Just as they do from RINOs and Democrats - like Max Baucus in Montana, who pretends to be pro-Second Amendment. Another fail, NRA. PJ Media goes on to note:
"This is at least the third time Bank of America has implemented a discriminatory policy against gun manufacturers. In early 2001, a scandal erupted over the bank’s attempt to discriminate against another Arizona-based company (Arizona Response Systems). The resulting public outrage forced a reversal of the policy."
So. Any of you folks reading this who do business with B of A and want to make a small but real difference, cut up your cards and mail them back in one of their pre-paid envelopes you get with your monthly statement. Include your own statement of why you are doing this. Between their support for Obama's campaign, including processing illegal contributions, and their attempt to damage businesses they do not approve of, they deserve to experience some pain. Even if you don't bank with them, write them anyway. They need to understand that the government won't be able to bail them out on our nickel forever. They certainly don't deserve to be permitted to call themselves the Bank of America.