Operation Choke point Unfairness by Andrew Phillips Cardflex
The government of the USA in 2013 made a new law that used its agencies to discourage the banks from engaging in business with the “high risk businesses” that were believed to be exploiting the consumers. The program was made to choke out, as the name depicts, the businesses that were referred to as the “high risk”. This was a good move at fast until the fire arms and the ammunition were also categorized as “high risk” among many other businesses that were actually legal.
Not only did the law affect the businesses alone, it also had some financial organizations like the Andrew Philips Cardflex cornered due to some allegations that they had done business with a listed company. This law is unfair to those people that are being choked out of their business yet they are doing legal businesses. As was expected, this was met by a lot of resistance by congress who were trying to put an end to this “operation “until it was allegedly over.
The gun shops and other businesses were receiving notices from their respective banks that they will not be able to work with them. These notices were a result of the government using its agencies to force the banks and other organizations to terminate their good and long term relationships with their customers. Some, like the Andrew Phillips Cardflex were sued for allegedly helping a listed company to steal from the consumers accounts. The ones in the business have been unfairly targeted and required to make other finance arrangements which lead to a lot of losses because it is not an easy process. Both the financial organizations and the listed businesses are set to incur losses. There will be losses to both the listed and the organizations and the institutions that are doing business with them.
This kind of law affect where people get their income and some having to face legal procedure. Anyone who has been in court will tell you that the financial burden that comes with them are usually unbearable. As much as it is believed to have been ended, the business people are still feeling the effect of this unfair law. The work of the government is to protect the citizens at all cost but that “all cost” should be limited up to where the law hurts other people. We should think of those people that depend on the businesses that were listed as “high risk” to feed their families. These kind of regulations should be eliminated because they go against the very core function of laws.