Friday, January 25, 2013

WHY DO THEY DESPISE THE BILL OF RIGHTS? Gun dealers report Intuit has stopped processing credit-card payments

Why does Intuit hate America? And it's not just Intuit: it seems there are several companies whose management teams hate America.

Is that assertion controversial?

I don't think so. These companies benefit from America's free-market system. Its respect for private property and the rule of law.

But they hate America's founding document, the Declaration of Independence. And they despise America's highest law, the Constitution.

How else to explain their animosity for the Bill of Rights and, most of all, the Second Amendment? Are they simply currying favor with the current administration? Are they fans of authoritarianism? Or are they just dimwits?

The usual suspects in this melee are two auto insurers, Geico and Progressive.

You can now add to the list -- at least based upon this news report -- Intuit, makers of Quicken and related offerings.

A Williamson County gun dealer recently learned a credit card processing company no longer wants to do business with him... McMillan is a has a federal firearms license and is heavily regulated by both the state and federal governments.

But McMillan received an email from Intuit Payment solutions informing him the company was no longer interested in processing his credit card sales.

"They either reviewed several accounts, or it was a company wide policy, because I wasn't the only federal firearms license dealer that got pushed out the other day," McMillan said.

In the email the company wrote "Intuit does not support the services you are providing" and then the reason stated was firearms, ammunition, gun parts and accessories sales not sold in a face-to-face environment with the credit card being swiped.

McMillan does not know the exact reason behind the policy change, but speculated the nationwide gun debate may be behind the move.

...NewsChannel 5 tried contacted Intuit to get a comment about the company's email to McMillan. No one from Intuit returned messages.

Of course not. It will take each of us, expressing our disgust with their actions, to reform these kinds of companies.


Hat tip: BB.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chicago Politics.

Find another vendor.

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of companies who will sign them up. Boycott Intuit as they are only a front for another processor. Easy enough. It's a bush league move, but what do you expect from these folks...

Anonymous said...

I wonder if intuit processes porn site credit swies, woud be interestng seeing that they are not done fac to face.

Jefferson Ohio said...

Intuit owns Turbo Tax, which is an extremely popular online tax software program. If better proof is offered as to their political agenda regarding the second amendment, this would be a great time to boycott.

That Flo (Progressive) and her commercials, gives me the creeps.

Matthew W said...

I've used Quicken and Turbo Tax for 20 years.

Maybe it's time I find new vendors.

Anonymous said...

I am a ProAdvisor and have supported and taught QuickBooks for years. I posted this on the ProAdvisor website and am waiting for a response from them. I basically told them that if they did not make a PUBLIC apology and make this right and stop trying to impose the political beliefs of the management on their customers they would have to suffer the consequences. You don't know me but I don't go away easily.

Anonymous said...

Discrimination...period.

I guess it only works for their side.

Ray Pierce said...

What is Intuit's beef? ductsOz bet Intuit transacts with Planned Parenthood. How many unborn were killed at Planned Parenthood last week?

Anonymous said...

Walmart, Costco, Bank of America and, not to forget Hollywood, et al....With a coordinated effort and righteous vengeance to restore our freedom, we could bite back and might get somewhere...so little time and too many saps who think the political process alone should do it all; why as consumers are we not acting; having and verbally expressing convictions that we are being so misled..likely to doom.. by others' actions does not suffice; we need coordinated efforts, national boycotts, etc. Obviously, with the recent pass Republicans gave to Hillary, our own Congressional leaders are incapable of coordinated efforts as well. Pathetic. Pathetic.

luagha said...

Switch to TaxCut software from H&R Block. I find it works better than TurboTax anyhow - we all know how it failed Mr. Geithner.

Anonymous said...

I was literally going to use turbotax 10 minutes before I saw this. (A problem held me up.)

Guess I'll find a new service.

directorblue said...

I heartily recommend TaxCut. Works great, much less expensive.

Anonymous said...

It's an Obama economy. Can these companies really afford to block future earnings? Time will tell.

Möbius said...

Intuit saved me$ $1000 with their asinine move. I had always used turbotax and did my own taxes. When I heard about this move on their part I thought screw them and went to a tax accountant. Result: Fed return is $1300 more than last year on essentially the same income. Thanks Intuit but FU and goodby forever

Anonymous said...

I find that gnucash (free) does pretty much everything for which I would have needed Quicken or QuickBooks.