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.
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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.
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