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Holder Right There!

holderFor the past several months, the U.S. Department of Justice has been pressuring banks to refuse service to businesses the DOJ is targeting politically, such as gun stores, in a program entitled Operation Choke Point.

Under the program, the DOJ, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, is attempting to shut down various legal businesses, including firearm dealers, dating services, purveyors of drug paraphernalia and pornography distributors, by coercing financial institutions to close the bank and merchant accounts associated with these businesses.

The businesses targeted follow a 2011 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation bulletin which lists all of the above legal activities and others as “merchant categories that have been associated with high-risk activity” involving “disreputable merchants.

This reminds me of when I first began working for TMCCC (in 1987).  While we were investigating credit card fraud, if we found a merchant of a “questionable nature”, we were to contact the merchant division and see about having them shut down.  Massage parlors, adult bookstores and bars with private dance rooms were common targets.

Suddenly, without warning, the prohibition against such businesses was quietly removed.

At least Mr. Holder is operating from a moral compass – one that points to Nazi Germany or La Cosa Nostra.

I suspect TMCCC decided free enterprise was a better agenda.

h/t Theo Spark, Info Wars

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “Holder Right There!

  1. Interesting, and not surprising…

    Posted by oldnfo | May 10, 2014, 1:51 pm
  2. I take comfort in, the more the sneaky s.o.b.s try things, the more alert citizens become. Considering the amount of power they have, their results are rather pathetic. Not that we can ever stop being vigilant.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | May 11, 2014, 9:09 am

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