Let’s take a few seconds and look at some of the reasons people need a photo ID.
Cash a check
See an R rated movie (sometimes)
Buy a gun
Test drive a car
Apply for most jobs
Pick up your own kids from your public school
Rent tools from a hardware store
Buy over the counter allergy medicine
Apply for a passport
Play paintball (at some locations)
Enjoy a show at an adult entertainment venue
See a doctor (in some locations)
Get care for your pet at an animal hospital (in some locations)
Rent a hotel room
Pick up tickets for events at a box office
Close a real estate sale
Identify a loved one’s remains
Sign up for a rewards card at a grocery store (Shaw’s card, Stop and Shop card, etc.)
Redeem a lottery ticket
Taking the ACT/SAT exams for college
Get on an airplane
Take your children to the pediatrician’s office (in some locations)
Buy a beer at a restaurant
Fill out and submit an I-9 tax form (actually TWO forms of ID required!)
Return merchandise at many retail stores
Get a membership at a gym (many locations)
Rent a videogame with an MA rating
Take professional exams in industries like insurance, accounting, finance, etc.
Pick up items at a store purchased online
Buy spray paint
Get a package from Fedex or UPS
Buy a car
Rent an apartment
Get a fishing or hunting license
Apply for government housing
Play sports in some youth leagues
Compete in American Idol
Apply for Social Security/Medicare
Pay a cable bill
Camp at a state park campground
Get on an Amtrak train
As you can see a photo identification is needed in all walks of our society. The question here is why would some politicians attempt to stop minorities from participating in these areas where photo ID is needed. It appears to me that not having a photo ID would be exiling minorities from the mainstream of society. This is what Democrats basically did right after the Civil War. It looks like they have never gotten over their need to enslave people that do not have their skin color.
via Why Liberals want to prevent Vote ID laws | Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Forum.
“Who wants to put money in a solar company when a government puts a half a billion into one of its choice?” Romney asked, suggesting that investors and entrepreneurs would be less likely to found their own companies if they believe the government would help a competitor. “They don’t understand how the free economy works.”
via Mitt Romney Visits Solyndra Amid Attack on Obama Jobs Record – ABC News.
Mr Roberts said the collapse in Spanish tax revenues is replicating the pattern in Greece. Fiscal revenues have fallen 4.8pc over the last year, and VAT returns have slumped 14.6pc. Debt service costs have risen by 18pc.
The country is caught in a classic deflationary vice: a rising debt burden on a shrinking economic base. “Once you get into such a negative feedback loop, you can move beyond the point of no return quickly,” he said.
via Spain faces ‘total emergency’ as fear grips markets – Telegraph.
The President has been using the same Chicago based barber, who goes by the name Zariff, for the past 17 years. According to German Public Radio, the President flies Zariff from Chicago to DC for a trim every two weeks. The president allegedly personally funds these trips. President Obama obviously also does not care much about the massive carbon footprint his haircuts are leaving on our planet which, we are told, is tipping precariously.
via Report: Obama Flies Special Barber To WH Every Two Weeks – Barack Obama – Fox Nation.
An honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, Huerta asked, in reference to the policies of dictator Hugo Chavez in 2006 “why can’t we do that here in the United States?” Huerta speaks to high school students, saying that making a lot of money is not wrong, as long as you give it to the people.
She has also stated, “Our tema, our theme will be: Republicans hate Latinos, OK? Republicans hate Latinos.”
via Dolores Huerta, Socialist, and Others Receive… | Gather.
49.1%: Percent of the population that lives in a household where at least one member received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2011.Cutting government spending is no easy task, and it’s made more complicated by recent Census Bureau data showing that nearly half of the people in the U.S. live in a household that receives at least one government benefit, and many likely received more than one.
via Number of the Week: Half of U.S. Lives in Household Getting Benefits – Real Time Economics – WSJ.
Since taking office, Obama has invested billions of taxpayer dollars in private businesses, including as part of his stimulus spending bill. Many of those investments have turned out to be unmitigated disasters — leaving in their wake bankruptcies, layoffs, criminal investigations and taxpayers on the hook for billions. Consider just a few examples of Obama’s public equity failures:
via Forget Bain — Obama’s public-equity record is the real scandal – The Washington Post.
With 36.2 percent of its teens unable to find employment, California leads all other states in teen unemployment — only the District of Columbia, with its 51.7 percent teen unemployment rate, surpasses the Golden State.
via California tops states in teen unemployment | TheUnion.com.