Thursday, November 06, 2008

Like Privacy? Pay With Cash

You think Visa and MasterCard actually give a rip about your privacy?

What’s in your wallet? Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean would like to know.

...Dean revealed his party used credit card data to predict voting outcomes. However, Democrats and the media have been highly critical of credit card companies that provide that data.

“We now can do what they can do,” Dean said. “We have your credit card data like they do. They’ve been for years doing something that we, until 2006, weren’t able to do. We can predict with 85 percent accuracy how you’re going to vote based on your credit card data without bothering to see what party you’re in...

Dean’s admission that his party is using credit card data in elections is curious because a plank in the Democratic Party’s 2008 platform vows to regulate that very instrument through a “Credit Card Bill of Rights

To be fair, Dean claimed (without any rebuttal) that the Republicans are doing exactly the same thing.

So next time you wander over to Gander Mountain and buy 10,000 rounds of ammo, pay cash.

HT: Malkin

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