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The Blaze: Dick Durbin’s Mount Rushmore of Crony Capitalism

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In the last few years it is has become commonplace to see signs posted on cash registers in mom and pop stores saying, “five dollar minimum purchase for credit card.”

It seems normal, and most of the time you just buy a chocolate muffin with your coffee to make up for the difference. But what if I told you that before 2010, it was wholly uncommon for stores to have these notices scrawled in pen on the side of their registers? If anything, it was something that no one would have ever considered to do – especially since small businesses value the returning customer, loyal to their wares and products, over any minute expense.

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