Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Durbin Discount


There was an Illini named Dick
Who played on the bankers a trick:
     Their interchange fees
     He managed to freeze,
And all of us now feel the nick.

To celebrate Durbin’s success,
The banks on their users assess
     A five dollar fee,
     For nothing is free,
Not even Dick Durbin’s largesse.

I now call on Capitol Hill
To update the five-dollar bill:
     Replace Abe with Dick,
     Whose interchange trick
Has done banks and customers ill.

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