Sunday, May 08, 2005

National ID System Passes Republican Congress

Security experts have expressed dismay about new legislation that will usher in the nation's first national ID system—citing a lack of confidence in the government's ability to employ the technology in such a way as to prevent citizens from being preyed upon by identity thieves. The Real ID Act of 2005, added on to the $82 billion Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill, was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday and is expected to be passed by the Senate next week.

This is awesome! A national ID system is finally taking root! Even better - this bill EXPANDS the the definition of "terrorist organization" to incorporate a broader range of underlying activities! Hopefully, the government will do this right and retain Microsoft to provide the software to keep our national ID system safe from terrorists... (sorry - a bit heavy on the sarcasm - hard to resist)


At Monday, May 09, 2005 8:13:00 PM, Blogger mquest said...

There is talk of soon needing 7 forms of ID to get a drivers license. I am not sure what is worse 7 forms of ID or a national ID card.


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