Tax Day Tea Parties

I’m going to a Tea Party because I do think it’s gone too far in terms of goverment having the ‘solution’ to all our problems. Bush and the Republicans were just as bad as Obama and the Dems if not more so – at least the Democrats tell us what they stand for, while Republicans talk about individual liberty and limited government but do the opposite.

There are a lot of people trying to claim the Tea Parties for their own (Republicans, Fox, etc) and other deriding it (sniff, sniff) as a trick (= Tina Dupuy), which is VERY annoying but it won’t stop me from going. Politicians at all levels are NOT cutting back on programs but rather desperately trying to stave off needed market adjustments.

Washington isn’t even talking about cutting out wasteful programs, reducing our overseas military involvement or paring back budgets.

I’m going to a tea party to take a stand for the private sector (non-profit and profit alike) and a free market system with sound government regulations ensuring fair honest trade can take place, rather than a market full of subsidies, industry favoritism, social engineering, fixed pricing and massive regulatory burdens that drive small/med business out and stifle innvation.

9 month old problem solved!

I can’t believe it; my ongoing problem making online payments to Anthem is solved!

I’ve called their Customer Care reps probably a dozen times over the past nine months, tried logging in on several PCs and a MAC, set up a new online account/password, trying to work out why my online payments would always derail on the last step when I hit ‘Authorize’.

Today I got a nice woman named Patty on the phone and she took the time for me to dictate the error message to her including the 40 digit reference number. She fired this off to a technical person and was able to find out in a couple of minutes that the error message is due to my EMAIL ADDRESS BEING TOO LONGĀ  (there must be a maximum field setting somewhere).

I’m so happy! Despite the irritation and frustration this has caused me over the last months.

Hooray for a Customer Care Rep who knows what to do with technical errors.