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Why Do Republicans Promote Regulations And Layers Of Bureaucracy In Voting And Not The Environment?

Voter ID just creates another hoop to jump through. Many people won’t vote because of the difficulty in getting an ID. This is clearly aimed at Democrat voters who are shut in, can’t get to the DMV, can’t fill out forms, or don’t have cars. However, if the same layers of regulations were applied to Exxon or oil companies, they would get all uppity about how their rights are all violated. Can you imaging if North Carolina imposed more inspections for gas stations to prevent spills from gas tanks?

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  • DR.R.Lux says:

    The most obvious treason is that they want to tamped down voting by African Americans, Latinos, students, and others who they suspect will vote Democratic Many Cons have been open and explicit about this issue. Doug Preisse, a GOP election coordinator in Pennylvania stated that this legislation should not be changed to accomodate blacks. This issue is a phony pretext. GOP claims it’s to prevent fraud. However a study by the Department of Justice showed that out of 300,000 voters only 86 committed fraud. Illegal fraud as defined by Wiki is ” in tervening with the voting process ” The Republicans are the real offenders. Legislation of making voting more onerous, and allowing more power in NC, for elector watches was loosened. This is the icing on the cake, because these watchers intimidated people, and often the people didn’t want to vote, in the face of threats. DOJ is challenging these rules in court. So maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel Hope this helps

    August 25, 2013 at 10:17 pm
  • A Libertarian Socialist says:

    Republicans have already admitted that the voter ID laws are designed to target the poor and the minorities. They don’t want decentralization of power and smaller government, they want more power to the corporations, and to uphold that, they’ll make government as big and totalitarian as it needs to be to sustain the elite’s rule.

    August 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm
  • Bean says:

    Because Republicans trust corporations far more than they trust individuals in the voting booth. They also trust men with guns far more than they trust men with ballots. It is kind of a mixed up way of thinking. Another good question for Republicans: where in the constitution does it say a citizen needs a specific ID to vote? Republicans love to wrap themselves in the Constitution when it comes to gun regulations, but somehow voting needs some extra-constitutional rules.

    August 26, 2013 at 4:09 am
  • y says:

    See, that is where you are being mislead by your talking heads. Republicans are responsible for the initially environmental regs that drastically improved our air and water quality from what it was in the 70’s and 80’s. To the vastly improved conditions of today. The Dem’s however found ways to make money off of it and that is what they have continually pushed. The money and being able to push regs on certain industries that they disagree with. Look no further then GE to see how the game is played. From specific exemptions for them to the outsourcing of jobs to the tax loopholes geared specifically for them. GE is the dem big industry pal. Look into it, you’ll be amazed.

    August 26, 2013 at 4:46 am
  • Griggnax says:

    Because Republicans have nothing but contempt and hatred for the poor, so placing additonal restrictions on them to prevent them from voting is nothing to them. But restricting the wealthy who own the corporate polluters, well, that’s BAD.

    August 26, 2013 at 9:35 am
  • Beaver.T says:

    In Australia the government comes to you, to get you registered, and it is mandatory to vote. Can North Carolina do THAT? Why are the Cons so angry with the very poorest Americans when it is the very richest that are stealing their money?

    August 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm
  • Virgil says:

    When I was able to vote we had to pass a literacy exam, and that was to eliminate the ignorant vote that has changed the course of history. Identity is essential to the process and vital to the local and federal outcome and good government!

    August 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm
  • Me First says:

    No, “difficulty” in getting an ID is an absurd myth made up by Democrats to have open season on voter fraud. You need an ID for almost everything in life. Stop perpetrating lies.

    August 27, 2013 at 12:34 am
  • RockIt says:

    If a person needs an Id to buy OTC meds (by government law), it can hardly be considered onerous to present an Id to vote.

    August 27, 2013 at 5:21 am
  • Scott C says:

    Having an ID, that’s layers of bureaucracy? What are you a leftist or an anarchist? Make up your mind! You would qualify for Obama care with out ID!

    August 27, 2013 at 7:44 am
  • Creepyas says:

    Tree’s don’t commit FRAUD…..boy you really aren’t average in any way are you.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm
  • not as think as you drunk I am says:

    Nixon, a well known republican, started the EPA they don’t teach history at your school?

    August 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm
  • wichitao says:

    “The difficulty in getting an ID”? Only if you are really stupid and/or lazy.

    August 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm
  • Shovel Ready says:

    Who doesn’t already have an ID? If you can find such a person, good luck convincing me we want that person to vote.

    August 28, 2013 at 1:48 am

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