The Tax of Voter ID Laws

by Christopher Paul on September 12, 2012

Think voter ID laws aren’t a tax?

Read one person’s experiences in getting a ‘free’ state ID. It cost him $65.47 and provides some perspective:

The minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $7.25 an hour, or about $58 a day. The city of Philadelphia has a 26.7 percent poverty rate — bear in mind that the federal poverty level is $11,170 ($46.56 a day) for a single individual, $23,050 ($96.04 a day) for a family of four — on top of a 7.3 percent unemployment rate, according to the most recent census numbers. For many, obtaining an ID means sacrificing at least a day’s wages, probably more.

via Ben Adler through Joel Mathis

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