Skip to comments.Democrats embrace adding photos to Social Security cards
Posted on 04/11/2014 6:45:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Democrats embrace adding photos to Social Security cards By Juliet Eilperin and Karen Tumulty, Published: April 10
As Republicans push for new voting restrictions around the country, a handful of Democrats have coalesced around an impromptu idea: placing a photo on Social Security cards.
Former U.N. ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Young who chairs a nonpartisan voting rights group called Why Tuesday? buttonholed President Obama and two of his predecessors in Texas this week in an effort to win their support for the concept. Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter endorsed the idea, while the White House declined to comment.
Its just an idea whose time may have come, said Young, a former Atlanta mayor who was in Austin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act at the Lyndon B. Johnson presidential library. What were saying is, everybodys got a Social Security card. But with all of this identity theft going on, its a good idea to have your picture on it.
The proposal drew praise from some election experts but also prompted immediate concerns on both sides of the political spectrum highlighting the controversy that still surrounds voting rights issues.
Some voter advocates said requiring such cards could still put poorer Americans at a disadvantage, while conservatives such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) argued that it could pave the way for a new form of national ID.
This is a really bad idea, Paul said in a statement. The Social Security card is only supposed to be used for Social Security benefits. This idea would make it easy for the federal government to convert the Social Security card into a national identification card.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Whose photo will be used on Barry’s?
That boat sailed a long time ago...
And which card would he put a photo on? All of them?
And we can use these for voter ID.
To vote in Mexico you have to get a photo ID with a fingerprint and you have to show a birth certificate to obtain it. Also it must be picked up in person. In the Marxist USA....not so.
The puppet master, George Soros.
I think the whole ‘voter ID’ thing has been a ploy, a la “please don’t throw me into the briar patch” for the statists of both parties to roll with a national ID.
Way more worried about that than about illegal aliens voting.
Ripe for ID theft. People should not even carry around their SS card with no picture on it. Indiana years ago was using SS as a auto license number.
That ended because people lost their DL and their SS was out there exposed with picture ID, address and age.
Demorats are stupid beyond belief.
so my kids got their SS cards when they were tots... is that when they would have taken their photos?
And use it for ID in all elections?
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Did he just fall off the turnip truck? That ship sailed a long time ago.
FDR swore on a stack of Bibles to the skeptical American people that the social security number was NOT an id number. Suckers!
“You can keep your privacy...if you want to keep it.”
If democrats are touting it, particularly the criminal BJC, I’m against it already! This includes the Democrat Jeb Bush !!!
Wellllllllll.............that would ‘solve’ the ‘Photo ID’ problem wouldn’t it?..............................
“National ID Card”? Maybe everybody should have one of those to vote. Let’s see how that idea goes over with the Dems.
A little rant Sub-Driver and was not directed at you.
I have files upon files of fake IDs that contain photographs of the same person with different names, dates of birth, and driver’s license numbers or ID. The illegals know where to get fake IDs to collect multiple welfare checks. What makes them think they won’t do the same with social security cards? I hate to say it but the only way I can see that the photo could be tied with any degree of accuracy to an ID would be through biometrics and even then there are many very similar looking people on earth that are unrelated that could pass for twins.
I believe that there should be ONE DAY for voting, and if you can't be there in person, you lose, with the exception of military persons voting via absentee ballots.
This will never happen because too many demonRATs know that mail voting almost guarantees them a winning spot on the ticket.
Voters from old age homes should be verified for competence as too many ballots are filed by Nurse Rachett, and the "voter" hasn't got a clue as to what they signed.
> FDR swore on a stack of Bibles to the skeptical American people that the social security number was NOT an id number. Suckers!
Well he lied. Its the most common form of peronal identification used now.
FDR told America they would never be used for Federal IDs.
Think of all the new federal jobs this would create. Probably would need thousands of new employees to implement and manage this endeavor.
No, acceptable voter IDs should be issued by the states and the SS card should not be used for voter ID. SS cards are one of the most forged documents in the US and it would be no different with a photo added.
And the acceptable state issued photo IDs already exist and would not become a national ID card.
If: Dim-bulb-crats support
Then: Slime, deception and felony surely follows.
So now Democrats are favoring a photo ID for voting? Who cares what ID card it’s on.
The check is in the mail.
I won't .... in your .....
I prefer not to disclose my SSN to people like that
Don’t worry, you will need to pay for the new photos. And you will need to pay for the ones to be used by all of the “poor” people, too. And everyone will have to have these, but if they are too much trouble for minorities and the elderly to go get them, we will have teams of federal employees who will go to them, to take their pictures. No problem.
(Sorry, nothing personal. I am just ranting about the stupidity of the idea, and the hypocrisy of the dems to think this is a good idea, but that it is too much trouble for people to have to get and use photo IDs for voting.)
Social Security numbers are issued to infants or very young children, would that be the picture carried on their card throughout their entire lives?
A DNA biometric would be a more successful inclusion, totally personalizing the Social Security card for just about everybody, except maybe identical twins or possibly cloned entities. But that may be a battle for another generation in the future.
This is an absolute non starter. Photo ID’s at the state level is OK but a National ID card? No way. Soon it will be, “Your papers please”? Better yet how about contributing to the New World Order (Read United Nations) Mark of the Beast! I will non comply. You can’t vote you say? Who cares. I am getting tired of voting for the crime family.
When I got my Social Security Card it had printed on it that it was NOT an identification card. Guess all of that has changed.
Adding a photograph to the Social Security Card might, and I say that with a very large grain of salt, prevent fraudulent cards from circulating. But then again, how many secure credit cards have been compromised lately?
ya know I think you have some good points.
BUT, BUT, FDR promised it wouldn't be used for ID purposes.
guess if you like your ID you can keep your ID....another failed promise.
“But no photo ID for voting, right?”
Correct because that’s different.
This message brought to you by those not wanting voter ID and honest elections.
I think it's a great idea! They can have mine right now!
So, it’ll be an ID card when it was never supposed to be used for ID. Ok, whatever.
I think Paul is overreacting. We already have social security cards, so why is adding a photo to it such a bad idea? What is the big difference between a Voter ID card with a photo and a social security card with a photo? The only objection I can think of is cost, because the photos would need to be updated periodically.
The Feds had better make it Mandatory to produce a Certified Birth Certificate before the Social Security Card can be issued.Otherwise that would just defeat the purpose and allow the democrats to continue with their Voter Fraud Campaign.
okay—that made me laugh out loud—at work!
Yeah, probably the best solution.