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07-27-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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ALEC pole tax

Amazing isn't it?
Even MORE corporate tampering with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
This is what the teabaggers have bought us.

The GOP’s state-by-state crusade to disenfranchise voters - The Washington Post

GOPers can't even write their own laws. Weak brained wimps.

Somebody buy Boehner another martini, and some spray on sun tan!!!!!!!!

07-27-2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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Just curious why shouldn't I have to provide an I.d.to vote?
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
Just curious why shouldn't I have to provide an I.d.to vote?
I don't have a problem with voter ID's, but here in Wisconsin, there seems to be an effort to make obtaining one as difficult as possible.


Also, they've conveniently decided to close some DMV offices and have others remain open longer apparently based on political persuasion in a given district.

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How is Walker doing so? By shuttering over a dozen DMV offices in the state, the very site at which voters would have to travel in order to comply with the new law.

What's more, there may be a bit of a pattern to where the closures are taking place:

One Democratic lawmaker said Friday it appeared the decisions were based on politics, with the department targeting offices for closure in Democratic areas and expanding hours for those in Republican districts.

The DMV offered some pushback on that particular charge, saying that economics instead of politics played a role in the decision. Still, given that less than half of the state's counties currently comply with the law that all 72 counties must have ID services available for at least 20 hours a week, it is hard to fathom how closing more than 10 percent of state DMV offices won't be seen as an effort to put undue strain on folks trying to comply with the new law.

Voter ID laws, like the one in Wisconsin and close cousins that have popped up across the country, are a dangerous combination: potentially prone to chicanery like Walker's, and yet extraordinarily popular. Walker's clever use of budgetary authority as a thin cover for voter suppression needs to be put under a spotlight, to expose the real agenda behind such laws. Such laws are worse than merely being a solution to a problem that essentially doesn't exist. They are manufacturing a crisis as a means to a predictable and odious end.


I have a drivers license, so I don't need a special ID, but if I did, I'd have to travel 25 miles away to get one.

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07-27-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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Why should anyone have to jump through hoops to get a voter ID?
Why is it happening in teabagger states?
How come they don't have the brains to write their own friggin laws?
They need a corporation to tell them what to do.
I guess they don't like America, or Americans.

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You'd have to be buried under a rock to not see whats going on throughout the country with this attempt at voter suppression. In my state, the Republican party is about as popular as a sexually transmitted disease, and they know their time may be limited, so they're pulling out all the stops. For me personally, it's not what they'd like to accomplish, but rather the underhanded disgusting way in which they're going about it that bothers me.

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Of course you should have to provide proof of citizenship to vote. it's just plain stupid to think otherwise. Really.
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Didn't read the article or watch the video then?
My voter ID used to work as proof of citizenship, Bush didn't like that.
Just another regressive law he passed.
A bit Orwellian, don't you think?

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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
Just curious why shouldn't I have to provide an I.d.to vote?
you could start with the system wasn't broke and it costs millions to fix a non-problem. All at the same time you are saying that "we are broke, so we must cut everyones wages............

IF you think beyond step one you realize it wasn't a smart decision..

Personally if you want voter ID you should want a picture FED ID...... good luck with that..

Question; Why NOT have a fed ID? seems we need a state one...........
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkrol Quote
Personally if you want voter ID you should want a picture FED ID...... good luck with that..

Question; Why NOT have a fed ID? seems we need a state one...........
Voting has always been a function handled on the state level. They have picture Fed IDs like passports, military IDs, and green cards, non-resident alien cards, and more. Most states will gladly accept one of these IDs. If it is too inconvenient to get to your local OMV, you can apply for a passport at your local post office.

P.S. I was quite disappointed, I thought this thread was going to be about a tax on strip clubs. I think you meant Poll Tax. Its not a tax if the ID cards are free though.
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But post offices and DMVs are being closed just in time.
I wonder what kinds of neighborhoods they are being closed in.
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Perhaps what we really need is a pole cat tax.
This would put ALEC, The Heritage Foundation and all the rest, out of the business of writing the laws we elect people to write.
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It's "poll tax", btw.
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Sorry. My spelling is at least as bad as my typing.
It is Pole cat though
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