Life In These United States – No. 6

Here’s a new one, clocking in at 14:35. Sorry I missed last week, just had no time to prepare anything. As always, this is meant as a rebuttal to BBC reporting on US issues.

Life In These United States – No. 6

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 Weak US job figures for May hit markets

Katty Kay’s tweet

More Sub-Par Employment Numbers

Politifact: Voter fraud means GOP candidates in Wisconsin “need to do a point or two better” to win, GOP chairman Reince Priebus says

Why are Walker allies so rattled by early voting?

Wisconsin Voter Fraud Has Already Happened

Wisconsin voter fraud proves need for ID laws

Wisconsin, 2004

BBC US Election section (click on the map for Wisconsin page)

Wisconsin’s balanced budget comes at political cost

MI Report Chronicles Success of Wisconsin Budget Reforms

On wrong side of issues, Obama avoids Wisc.

Crowd for Clinton-Barrett rally in Milwaukee 10 minutes before scheduled start: 400 people?

Wisconsin Unions See Ranks Drop Ahead of Recall Vote

BBC Changes The Story From Wisconsin, But Censors Even More

More BBC Dishonesty About Wisconsin

BBC Bias And Wisconsin – Again

Greater Wisconsin Political Fund

Letter telling people their neighbors will be told if they vote or not

Letter informing people of their neighbors’ political donations

Escape From New York? High-Taxing Empire State Loses 3.4 Million Residents in 10 Years Florida

State Sales, Gasoline, Cigarette, and Alcohol Tax Rates by State, 2000-2010

Jewish Population of the United States, by State

Obama’s ‘To-Do’ List Finds Few Takers

BBC: Indiana Senator Lugar loses Republican primary fight

Mark Mardell: Lugar defeat shows the Tea Party is alive and well

House votes to approve FDA funding bill

House Vote 247 – House Approves $310 Billion in Cuts

House Vote 177 – Passes Business Tax Cut

Senate Vote 96 – Approves Extension of Export-Import Bank


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6 Responses to Life In These United States – No. 6

  1. john in cheshire says:

    Thanks David. One thing that struck me is this matter of voter fraud. I happen to vote on all occasions. But I wouldn’t force people to do so. However, I would put forward the argument that a person should vote to ensure that voter fraud is prevented. It’s so obvious, I’m surprised I hadn’t realised it before you had made the connection. People should vote, even if they spoil their ballot paper, just to make sure that someone else doesn’t steal their vote.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      It’s not that simple if they don’t require a photo ID. If someone can walk in and vote as me because no photo is needed, even if I do vote I still lose. If a name comes up more than once, all votes by that person are dumped. So my vote will be canceled by the fraudsters. If they’re targeting people only in one Party (never mind voting using a dead person’s name), each activist doing this can kill an opposing vote.


      • john in cheshire says:

        David, I omitted to add that I support the requirement for some form of id in order to vote. We don’t have id cards, and I don’t think everyone has a passport. I’m not sure how to ensure here in the UK that the person presenting for voting is who they say they are; some form of id could be requested (driving licence, citizenship/residence form, birth certificate, passport). But at least voting in person and voting per se will significantly reduce the opportunity for voting fraud.


  2. Tom says:

    Actually, here in the UK, you can get an ID card. The only photo ID I have is my Voting card.


    • Akusia says:

      I think that is obtainable in NI only. No ID is required on the mainland. It would be a good idea to stop or limit very strictly postal voting in addition to requiring ID.


  3. Alfie Pacino says:

    Fox reporting the following makes an interesting read I wonder if Mardell will rake over this story? Green scam