Letter: Voter ID laws suppress votes among Dem- leaning groups, he saysTO THE EDITOR: The major voter fraud threatening the legitimacy of Wisconsin elections is the one already perpetrated by out-of-state billionaires like the Koch Brothers who managed to buy their own governor and senator by spraying the state with lying attack ads during the 2010 election.
By: Ron Zaudke, Prescott, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: The major voter fraud threatening the legitimacy of Wisconsin elections is the one already perpetrated by out-of-state billionaires like the Koch Brothers who managed to buy their own governor and senator by spraying the state with lying attack ads during the 2010 election.
The Republican Party has become so cynical they don’t even bother to write their own laws once they get in office—they just rubber stamp legal garbage coming out of Koch front-groups like the “American Legislative Exchange Council.” This is another sham group funded by Koch and the other 400 wealthy families who now control more wealth than 150 million Americans combined.
For those of you Fox viewers who are not good with numbers, that is the equivalent of one square block of Ellsworth residents having more income than the entire U.S. population west of the Mississippi River. And should the same plutocrats install another Republican in the White House, they are all ready to give themselves another big tax cut—although they currently pay at rates one-half that of a teacher or policeman. Like Mitt Romney.
And if you paid 50 cents in federal tax in 2011, you paid more than Exxon paid, thanks to Republicans protecting their beloved tax scams.
There is only one purpose behind so-called “Voter ID” laws, which is a favorite of the plutocrats and their puppets like Scott Walker—it suppresses votes among Democratic-leaning groups including students, the elderly, the non-white, the disabled, and people who do not own motor vehicles and use public transportation.
And for all you Fox viewers with your canned talking points—voting is a constitutional right which Republicans want to abolish for non-Republicans. Driving a car or getting on an airplane is not, and your arguments are as bogus as your party.