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ABA: Don’t be fooled: The Durbin amendment is a costly mistake

| American Bankers Association

This week, big-box retailers and their lobbyists will be on Capitol Hill with an unenviable chore: to defend a policy that hurts consumers, harms small retailers and makes no economic sense.

Their goal is to protect the Durbin amendment, a bad policy passed through an even worse legislative process. More and more members of Congress now recognize that this change was a mistake that has resulted only in a massive windfall for large retailers.

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