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im all for it

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maybe the people who are afraid will leave Happy

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(NT) (NT) I still don't see any problem with it

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Damn shame.

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While I don't foam at the mouth in agitation at such a suggestion as national ID, etc., it's a damn crock that Congress repeatedly attaches things that will not pass on a stand alone bill to a larger bill that a no vote can be used against the voter politically.

And that is a non-partisan device, they all do it.

JMO

Roger

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Would LOVE to see

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all bills pass with no riders. Would solve many problems

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Bring back the line item veto!

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I agree

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There is no way that

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bush would veto this provision.

Dan

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Not really in this instance ...

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... because the article goes on to state that a stand-alone version of RealID has ALREADY passed the House.

I would like to see limits put on discretion of the Homeland Security Secretary -- just how much he/she has to change card requirements at his/her whim is a bit unclear to me. I do believe any changes from the information/requirements should be done legislatively.

I would also like to see protections as to exactly when the card can and will be swiped. We all, already, present certain forms of ID when we get a new job that include nothing less than the information this card would have. Same with opening a bank account, etc. Our SS Card has long since been a "National ID" only WAY too easy to come by fraudulently. I would rather have a uniform ID that doesn't delay me at the airport should CT's license requirements ever become as lax as those in some states. However reasons why one might show ID now to prove age/identity -- e.g. some credit card purchases, liquor, check cashing -- should have limits put on them as to when a clerk/cashier can actually SWIPE the card vs. just looking at the picture and relevant info as they do now.

Those that think Big Brother is overreaching here have been asleep at the wheel AFAIC. The only thing new here is that it will be more difficult for non-citizens to assimilate into our society and allow for better interstate monitoring of same and criminals. I find little downside to this, although I remain open for someone to point out what it is that I'm missing here to get up in arms about.

Evie Happy

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