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- Posted: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:06:20 +0000
It depends on what "free" means here. If you're saying that they shouldn't get paid for at all, then I can understand the objection, as that is nonsensical; but if you are arguing that each individual should be charged specifically for it because it costs money, as opposed to tax money funding it, then I must object---not to ese details specifically, but to the general idea that individuals must pay into specific programs up front because the service costs money to provide. There are plenty of publicly-funded services that are getting along just fine.
It costs money and materials to make an ID so it should not be free. Now, I think it should be cheap since its not a license. Like I said, the difference between $4 and $30 is substantial. I don't think that $10 every 3 years is difficult even for someone without a lot of money.
Each individual is already charged when they go and get an ID card. I'm just saying it should be cheaper since it is now required for voting. I'm horrified that here it costs $30 and somewhere else it costs only $4. I never knew that and thought it was like $30ish like everywhere. That's insane to charge so much when its so little in other places. Of course perhaps the places that have it cheaper pay taxes into the service. I have no idea since I do not live there.