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.
The law was not affecting the listed business alone but also those that did business with them and among them was the ISO Andrew Phillips Cardflex whose one of the principles is Andrew Phillips. The unfairness comes in when they are putting some very innocent lawful business people out of business and ruining their source of income. 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.
Sudden notices were issued to these “high risk” businesses from their financial institution that they will no longer be serviced by them. The banks and other financial institutions were forced to end some very long term relations with some of these businesses that had to trouble with for all that time. Companies like the Andrew Phillips Cardflex felt the heat when they had to go to court when they were claimed to have engaged in business with a listed company that led to a scam on the consumer’s credit and debit accounts. These unfairly targeted businesses that were supposed to be choked out of business had to look for other financial options and we all know that is not easy. This means that neither the “high risk” nor the businesses that are doing any sort of businesses with them are in a good place. The damage that this kind had or will have on the business at large is only imaginable.
Apart from people losing their businesses that they use to feed their families, they are being dragged to court due to this law. The ones that have to end up with a case in court like the Andrew Phillips Cardflex lose a lot of time, energy and even financed in the process. 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.