When I studied in the U.S., I didn't have the state ID, nor did I need a driver license. I had the U.S. passport and school ID. My military ID expired.
In Texas, DMVs could be as far as 100 miles away, according to an ACLU speech I saw on C-Span back then. There is this inherent unfairness to it: You can use gun license as ID substitute, but college student ID is not good enough.
What do you think about the this report from Montana GOP chairman, saying that anything to increase turn out would mean the end of the GOP party in the state? (Source
The Brennan Center at NYU law has a big research on this subject, calling it a "myth" by the end of it. (source
). How insulting it was for Trump to lie that 2-3 million votes Hillary won over him were fraud, over and over, without a single shred of evidence backing this "epidemic." The White House also cited Texas and New Hampshire as full of voter frauds, In the Texas case, here's what a local paper found
. As for New Hampshire, the former state AG said, NO SUCH THING (source)
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As for the speech, I am taken aback by the trillion dollar infrastructure spending proposal, which Trump said would come from public and private sources. This is code word for block grants going into private companies, letting them build anything they deemed publicly needed, rather than what the states and cities needed. America has a road and bridge problem. Here's one report on those deficiencies, with summary charts on the earlier pages (source)
. USA Today updated that 2010 report with the number of 61,000 bridges "structurally deficient
." These are jobs that can't be off-shored. These are jobs the Americans know how to do and good at. It doesn't take brain power to see how much the country needs this.
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About March 15, what is it?
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And I brought charts:
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The House's plans for Obamacare is designed to screw those in needs while leaving the affluent untouched. Way to go!
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Remember how it was considered to be a "smart" person to predict that the 2008 bailout of banks would bring inflation to the roof? Remember that austerity was the fashionable prescription for the early Obama years? Remember when the Republicans pointed to Greece as the example of where the US could go if it doesn't clamp down on printing money? I am still waiting for that 4-5% inflation because I am thinking of building a nuclear bunker made out of .9999 gold bricks.
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How about them numbers! Massive crime waves sweeping America! Rudy G. for AG!
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This chart got shared a lot around the office. The giggles it generated when viewed side-by-side with the dumb comments Trump made during the speech. Seriously, have the smart people the country gone to hiding? Is this what the office of POTUS peddle to the commoners and people are okay with that?
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This is the actual number of U.S. foreign aid. Two-thirds of that go to Israel and Egypt each year. That's not even secret knowledge. It's just that diplomacy people know this for years while idiots like Pat Buchanan, Alex Jones, and now DJT peddle to the national TV audience.
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Yeah, since September 11, 2001, the military has been starving for funding, and now DJT will liberate Defense. I am surprised my fellow veterans of the American Arm Forces have been so stupid to be suckered into this idiot. Their trauma to Vietnam is understandable, but come on, 50-60 years later, how could they still believe DoD doesn't get the toys they wanted?