Skip to comments.Democrats Give out Soc. Sec. #'s of Opponent and Wife
Posted on 10/29/2008 7:46:11 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
Democrats in Boise, Idaho are pretending they've done nothing wrong, as Democrats are wont, wide-eyed in amazement that anyone would question their morality after they produced a political mailer that gave out the Social Security numbers of a political opponent in a 1st Congressional District race there.
The Republican, Bill Sali and his wife Terry, found their SS# printed on a mailer put out by the Idaho Democratic Party that raises concerns about past due taxes that the Sali family had earlier in their marriage. The mailer contained copies of records of the Sali's past tax problems in an effort to call into question his fiscal responsibility.
For his part, Jim Hansen, executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party, protests innocence pointing out that the records are publicly available. And then, to try and misdirect from the issue, Hansen says that if Sali doesn't want his SS# broadcast to everyone he should have paid his taxes. "If he was going to be upset," Hansen said "he probably should have paid off his bills and his taxes."
Of course, the entire campaign is a cynical attempt to mislead. Sali reports that some of the tax troubles he had happened over 20 years ago when he and his wife were young, just out of college and first married. Others were due to medical expenses he incurred. The past-due taxes were all paid in full....
Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...
It won’t help them win. The Democrats who did this are just stupid.
If it’s all part of the public record, perhaps Mr Hansen’s SS # should be publicly posted as well?
Vote NO on Gestapo!
we've got smart conservatives that like to play with computers.
all's fair etc.... etc...
There’s always Life-Lock.
How compassionate! Is this an example of liberal compassion?
Terror Tactics. Don’t dare disagree, or run against, them.
‘Cause we all know there are not an army of Kossaks out there just waiting to give this guy the “Joe the Plumber” treatment...
All you need is last name, social security number, and birth date.
In Texas one used to be able to buy the entire Texas drivers license data base (maybe still can?), and could get all public real estate docs with personal info on them.
Supposed to stop 15 - 20 years a go after someone for famous, rich Texans names and created false identities with the info.
A con man (young Hispanic) was arrested in the 80’s for impersonating HL Hunt's nephew and accessing the family accounts. Identity theft is not new, just much easier and more impersonal.
I would have to believe that Idaho does not provide such detailed info that would allow identity theft, that there are laws against it and that, as in Ohio, this could be actionable in court.