Re: Can Someone Tell Me Why? (Part 2)
Posted by **pycb** on Jun 28, 2013 at 12:35:44 PM:
In Reply to: Re: Can Someone Tell Me Why? (Part 2) posted by **fishamaphone** on Jun 28, 2013 at 5:10:20 AM:
**I need to provide proof of citizenship in order to get a job but all I have to do to vote is walk into the place?
*You don't, actually. You just need to provide tax information, which includes things like social security number or equivalent for green card holders. Unless you're proposing putting a tax on voting, it's not necessary, particularly considering known cases of fraud due to misidentification are about nil. Other forms of fraud, including voter roll purges, gerrymandering, and intentionally poor resource allocation for certain demographic areas, however, are widespread and have been known to swing votes.
*Can someone tell me why people don't seem to be up in arms about those issues?*
I not addressing those issues - I'm talking about the need to provide proof of citizenship (Passport, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card - not number - they wanted to see the Card) when applying for a job.
Though technically retired - I've recently begum casting about for some work.
Every application I have filled out asks if I can provide proof of citizenship if asked. Now these were primarily "big box" retail businesses (Home Depot, Lowes, Costco). While interviewed, I wasn't really interested in working there for various reasons. Was looking for pocket money & they didn't provide enough hours and/or base salary to make it worth my while.
But all asked me the same question & it was a prerequisite for employment with them..
I was then approached (solicited?) by a few companies for consultant work related to things I did pre retirement. Nice lucrative jobs.
I accepted one of them.
At the close of the interview I was asked to provide proof of citizenship.
I have that - no problem (passport & birth certificate). I could also provide my Draft Card (yes - I still have it) but I'm not entirely sure if you need to be a citizen to serve in the army - just a willingness to kill people may suffice as long as you don't have flat feet.
So my question remains:
Why do I have to prove citizenship to work - but not to vote?
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