By: Richard DiGiacomo
William Greenlee, Democratic city councilman at large, has proposed a bill that would ban stores from accepting credit/debit only as forms of payment for goods and services. The bill would require businesses to also accept cash. Mr. Greenlee argues that, although the practice of accepting credit/debit only is not intended to be discriminatory, in essence it is. I disagree but I’m going to address that here.
My argument, however, is this. Here we go again. Another liberal who feels compelled to impose a law on how businesses should conduct their daily economic transactions. Is this democracy? I respectfully submit it is not. This type of politics is pure socialism. What happened to a Democrat being a Democrat? New Democrats are acting more like socialist, radical extremists.