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Is This Racist?
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:Howard Adams, 2/20/2013 6:20:46 PM

NPR reports on a new federal cost-cutting move: Every month, the government sends out about 5 million checks to Americans who receive federal benefits. On March 1, the Treasury Department is making those paper checks a thing of the past. Since May 2011, all new Social Security recipients are required to get direct deposit of their benefits. Some 93 percent of all recipients now do. But there are still holdouts, so the Treasury Department started a campaign and a website, Go Direct, in an effort to convince the remaining 7 percent.

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From James Taranto´s Best of the Web today.

Use that one on your favorite "disfrancisement" arguing liberal friend. Grandma is required to have a valid ID to open a bank account for her Direct Deposit Social Security check.

For mischief, I would like for someone to challenge the valid ID requirement to receive a Direct Deposit Social Security check in some judge´s court who has ruled that Voter ID is disfranchisement

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NessunDorma, 2/20/2013 7:36:55 PM     (No. 9187724)

The link is to the NPR report.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/20/2013 7:46:02 PM     (No. 9187739)

"Racist" is the Swiss Army Knife of the left. It is easily applied, in dozens of ways, to this change or any other.

Notice this change is only for new SS recipients.

Will it affect some more than others? Yes. It is hard to find a change that does not.

e.g. There will be less cash carried and more debit cards used in the poorest neighborhoods - if you have a bank account you can use a debit card.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: pacman333, 2/20/2013 7:48:51 PM     (No. 9187745)

Here is the link. You need to scroll down toward the the middle of the page to the "Is It Racist" piece.

http://online.wsj.com/article/best_of_the_web_today.html


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Reply 4 - Posted by: snakeoil, 2/20/2013 8:27:38 PM     (No. 9187797)

There are people who cash their SS check at the liquor store. Makes it easier to buy lottery tickets and firewater. One problem with direct deposit from the government is they can also direct withdraw.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 2/21/2013 11:58:07 AM     (No. 9188926)

QUESTION

How many of these checks are being sent to fraudulent recipients [non citizens, multiple fillers, or deceased persons] who have no ID in the ´right´ name to open a bank account?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 2/21/2013 3:05:40 PM     (No. 9189370)

Racist and Proud !


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/21/2013 3:09:29 PM     (No. 9189376)

A big bingo for #5, and the same reason applies for those who opposed voter ID.

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