It’s too bad that the government does not understand that PIN debit interchange can be negotiated now, between it and a selected network ["New Report Adds Fuel to Interchange Debate"].  Of course, routing priority reciprocation would be required. 

Birds do it, bees do it, even folks from Bentonville, AK do it. Why can't Uncle Sam.

On the credit side, I'm afraid its the irressitable force (Uncle Sam) against the immoveable objects (Visa and MC). It will be an interesting battle to watch.

Wade Griffith
Chief information/technology officer
AmericanWest Bank
Spokane, Wash.

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