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Sen Durbin at it again. Doesn't this make you want to explode?

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.

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Asked by itsmesteph11 at 9:37 AM on Jun. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • 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

  • If you use your Bank's ATM, there is NO FEE. I see nothing wrong with this new measure. Every time there is an article about 'money' and 'fees', the Conservative cheap skates flip out and grab onto their purses and wallets in great fear.

    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

  • You just have to watch where you use an ATM. In fact don't use the debit card at all if you don't like it. You can use cash you know. No law saying you have to use your debit card. Use your brain if you don't want to pay extra fees and figure out how to save money! Its not that hard.

    Answer by AutumnLybbie at 10:11 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • source?

    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

  • ^^^ Thank you! and I'm still waiting on a source. (one that's not from Fox News)

    Answer by acurran88 at 10:38 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:52 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Bush isn't president anymore. We are talking about Obama. "Change you can believe in"

    or not.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:57 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • As far as the back room dealings, we could also add to the list the administrations of Clinton, Bush Sr, Reagan, Nixon, Ford, etc.

    Answer by Fawn80 at 11:01 AM on Jun. 8, 2010

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