House bill H.R.220, short-titled the “Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2007,” introduced by Rep. Ron Paul. IMPORTANT!!Submitted by E. Oregon 4 Ron on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 16:44
This Bill purportedly would:
reduce identity theft by prohibiting the use of a Social Security number for any purpose other than for specified Social Security and tax purposes;
prohibit the federal government from establishing a national ID or uniform identifier system; and
prevent federal agencies from using federal grants, contracts, or funding (the carrot and stick strategy) to compel or blackmail states into adopting uniform ID standards that would create a de facto national ID system.
The establishing of a national ID card has far-reaching ramifications, with the draconian potential that someday every citizen might be required to use a trackable national ID card in order maintain a livelihood or function in society. Furthermore, the REAL ID rebellion among the states over federal requirements to make state driver's licenses serve as a national ID card demands the fullest possible debate in Congress on the entire range of legislative options, including the plan of H.R.220. This bill should not be swept under the rug by a committee.
A link to take action on this bill: http://capwiz.com/jbs/issues/alert/?alertid=11379986&type=CO