Friday, April 18, 2014
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How to eliminate fraud

EDITOR: Democrats and the ACLU say it is hard to get a photo ID to eliminate fraud for Social Security, Medicare, the dead voters and welfare. The government knows everything about you, credit cards, insurance company, DMV, judicial system, you can view anyone’s home with a computer. So where is the privacy ACLU?

I suggest photos be on the Medicaid, disability, Medicare and each welfare recipient’s cards. It would eliminate tons of fraud. No picture, no service.

By law, all legal Americans are required to have a photo on the license or ID card; your license is required everywhere, even to rent a room.

So why not a photo ID to vote? They have years to acquire a photo ID, even the senior centers help seniors. There has been plenty of time to get one.

Since grandparents on Medicaid, Medicare, raised Obama I see where his mentality would be to disperse your income to his pocket. He gives little to charity. Obama never held a job, hung out with socialists then became a Chicago gangster type organizer as Acorn were proven violations, collecting illegal signatures to vote. As a senator he never voted, was just present. People sold their votes. Panthers tried to scare voters; no jail time.

Yes photo ID would help eliminate fraud and waste. Peek a boo, I see you.

DOROTHEA FALKENSTIEN
Pollock Pines

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  • dotty patrolNovember 26, 2012 - 10:26 am

    dotty dotty dotty, your luck is in. There's been a letter drought.

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  • cookie65January 07, 2013 - 9:02 am

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_ugar_on_me_0Hq1d3iPnvj2RwpsEDS7MN

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  • James E.January 07, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    Ms. Falkenstien was doing so-so until she got down to the end and went totally bonkers. And, please, never held a job???? How about Basken-Robbins (sp?), as just one example?

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  • RichJanuary 07, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    I wonder if Dorothea has an opinion on gun control……

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  • Ken SteersJanuary 07, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    What did she say that was factually incorrect?

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  • AnthonyJanuary 07, 2013 - 5:36 pm

    Ken Steers, I will simply take the most obvious lie "" As a senator he never voted, was just present."". In the Illinois Senate, Mr. Obama voted present about 2% of the time which is typical for legislators of both parties in that state in that legislative body. In the US Senate, here is a link to his voting record, all 130 pages of it. I would ask, what did Ms. Falkenstein say that was factually correct? Very little from what I can see......http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/O000167/votes/

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  • cookie65January 07, 2013 - 7:53 pm

    Anthony, more concerning than the times obama voted present while in the senate is the frequency with which he votes present as the commander in chief. Leading from behind. When he does honor us with a teleprompter reading it is only to stir up the low information voters with dreams of getting even with people who have done something with their freedom.

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  • James E.January 07, 2013 - 9:46 pm

    Cookie, regale us with examples (logical please) of how the President votes present as the Commander-In-Chief. And, the old teleprompter BS is getting a bit tiresome. Bush used a teleprompter, Reagan used a teleprompter, Nixon used a teleprompter, etc., etc. The false teleprompter talking point is just another example of the Tea/Republican "we hate Obama" theme (will leave the reasons for the hate for each of us to consider).

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  • Randy MohrJanuary 07, 2013 - 11:15 pm

    The first sentence is factually incorrect. Therefore the rest is meaningless.

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  • cookie65January 08, 2013 - 6:16 am

    James, have you seen the reactions around the web from the braindead lemmings who re-elected the fraud in chief? They are discovering with their first paycheck of the year (the few who actually work) that their takehome pay has decreased. The "ordinary folks" are gonna pay for all of obama's spending in more painful ways than those evil rich. Wait till they get hit with higher healthcare premiums. The Bush punching bag is all but used up. I love watching leftists learn. It is a rare occasion and must be noted for the history books.

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  • EvelynJanuary 08, 2013 - 8:09 am

    I'm wondering if constant tendentiousness -- no matter how colorfully phrased -- advances an argument.

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  • Ken SteersJanuary 08, 2013 - 8:54 am

    An Unnecessary, Expensive, and Intrusive Voter Restriction in a Time of Fiscal Crisis Across the country, Republican governors and legislators are pushing unnecessary and suppressive photo identification laws that would require all voters to produce a specific current government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot. Read the DNC Voting Rights Institute report on these proposals here: The suppressive effects of these bills are well-documented: 11 percent of Americans—approximately 23 million citizens of voting age—lack proper photo ID and, as a result, could be turned away from the polls on Election Day. Those without photo ID are disproportionately low-income, disabled, minority, young, and older voters. Numerous non-partisan organizations have debunked claims of widespread voter fraud, the purported basis for these laws. The Voting Rights Institute has studied the impact of photo ID laws using the actual costs incurred in Indiana and Georgia—the two states that have implemented photo ID laws—and considered the cost estimates from 17 states where photo ID laws were introduced this year. In 2011, Republicans have advanced photo ID legislation in at least 35 states. The report concluded that if these 35 states enact a photo ID law, they collectively will spend at least $276 million, and possibly as much as $828 million, in the first four years alone. At a time when states are experiencing huge budget shortfalls, it would be an enormous waste to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to disenfranchise voters. The Democrat Web site. Voter ID Law Would Disenfranchise Citizens, Not Fix Illegal Votes The ACLU web site. First sentence factually correct. There fore you lack cognitive reasoning.

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  • Bill E.January 08, 2013 - 9:04 am

    @Evelyn Funny stuff! I maintain there is no advancing an argument in the MD commentary section, just drum beating from ideologues with selective listening and comprehension skills. Rather, it is light entertainment that exposes overblown self importance, calculated rationalization while exercising creative writing skills. Basically, a writing bull session with misinformation shared freely and no one's perspective swayed.

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  • EvelynJanuary 08, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Bill E., I'm afraid you're correct.

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  • Randy MohrJanuary 08, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Ken Steers, nothing is mentioned in your little screed about fraud for Social Security, Medicare, and welfare. Therefore, you have a large problem with reading comprehension.

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  • chrispytahoeJanuary 08, 2013 - 11:06 am

    Cookie, judging by how often you post here, i bet you are a 47 year old collecting disability or unemployement that your liberal government afforded you !

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  • James E.January 08, 2013 - 11:13 am

    Cookie, so you didn't answer my request that you regale us with examples (logical please) of how the president votes present as the Commander-In-Chief. I do thank you, however, with not responding with the BS teleprompter talking point. Instead of giving us examples, noted above, you divert to the horror of workers now paying the tax that was exempted two years ago. Why would it surprise them, as they know it was a temporary reduction?

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  • Paddy O'furnitureJanuary 08, 2013 - 2:31 pm

    Man, the socialists are out in force today. Don't you people have jobs? Or are you all just home with the flu like me?

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  • James E.January 09, 2013 - 10:41 am

    Paddy, not germane to Ms. Falkenstien's letter, but how about this idea to get rid not only of the deficit but the entire national debt: A financial transaction tax. U.S. financial transactions are estimated annually to be around three quadrillion dollars. A half penny tax on each transaction would pay off the entire national debt in one year and make the U.S. awash in money in each following year. What do you think? Or, will the stock broker lobby claim this would cause the stock brokers to have to switch from beef to chicken and then to bologna and finally to water and days old dried bread slices. If we delete the whine from stock brokers, appears the financial transaction tax is long overdue. Oh, and check my arithmetic if you can figure out what a half penny on a quadrillion equals. And, remember, the fact that us little people cannot do the specific arithmetic does not mean this is not a good idea.

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