Be angry all you want... but it was CONGRESS
that added the UIGEA as an Eleventh Hour amendment to the SAFE Port Act of 2006 that both the House and Senate passed. Bush didn't add the UIGEA amendment... CONGRESS did. Bush only signed what Congress had already done.
Call or write your State's Congressmen
and rag on them.
BTW - I'm not a Bush lover or hater ... just like to see Congress gets it's fair attention for being the ones that added the UIGEA.. not a President.
About your Credit Card comments ... another recent law passed by Congress
(and iirc) signed into law by Pres Obama
... allowed merchants to offer incentives to cash buyers in order to get credit users to help pay the merchant fees ... not just poker sites
... but ALL merchants where you use a credit card. Gas stations can (and many do now) offer lower 'cash price' for their gas than 'credit' buyers. Credit buyers (and some poker site depositors) are now paying the fees that CONGRESS
allowed to be paid by the consumer... namely ... YOU. Thank your Congressmen
for that bit of extra cost to you too.