Senator Durbin has not learned his lesson from Americans showing their displeasure about all the back room dealings this administration is so fond of. He has inserted an amendment to the pending financial reform bill that will cost you and I, the people it is supposed to be helping. When you use your debit card a fee is paid by the retailer that helps keep them and the purchaser safe from fraud. Sen Durbin has inserted, in the dead of the night after committee(meaning it won't be able to be disputed)a paragraph that says this will now be paid by the bank. What is the problem with this? The banks say they will charge debit card users when they use their card which is no surprise. So now, as when you pay $2-4 for using an ATM card you will also have to pay every time you use your debit card. How is that helping Americans? Not only is the action unforgivable it will be bad for Americans already struggling.Answer Question
I believe it's good intentions, but the road to hell is paved with them. That or he knows exactly what he is doing and wants the poor to remain poor.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 AM on Jun. 8, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Jun. 8, 2010
They are charging you for the pleasure of using your own money. If you want to avoid an ATM fee then go to your own bank. Other than writing checks, they are removing any choice you have of paying a fee or not. Unless you plan on walking around with a pocket full of cash. Yeah, that's safe. With a bunch of people that are out of work willing to rob you and your kids of whatever you have in your pockets. Why not just require us to unconstitutionally spend our money on something that government deems necessary for their own selfish needs. Ooops, I guess they already passed that little gem. I swear, the Obama followers act like they are in a cult. They would give all of their worldly possessions to be acknowledged by the guy. Guess what, HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOU!.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Jun. 8, 2010
Answer by AutumnLybbie at 10:11 AM on Jun. 8, 2010
Answer by acurran88 at 10:16 AM on Jun. 8, 2010
I'm glad you pointed out, OP, that it is just this current administration that is fond of those "back room deals". Certainly the Bush Administration was above using them. So full of high morals were they, that they certainly had no part in the problems we are facing today. . . right?
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:34 AM on Jun. 8, 2010
Answer by acurran88 at 10:38 AM on Jun. 8, 2010
People who don't know how to google are so sad
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:52 AM on Jun. 8, 2010
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Answer by Fawn80 at 11:01 AM on Jun. 8, 2010