Here's A Puzzler

United States
May 4, 2010 2:21pm CST
So, here's the riddle. Arizona is requiring people to show identification that they belong in the country. The Federal Government is requiring people to prove that they have health care to the IRS. What's the difference?
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• United States
4 May 10
The difference is that Lord Obama wants one but not the other.
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• United States
5 May 10
Ha ha Excellent response...simple and to the point!
• United States
4 May 10
Good puzzle...and you want to know the answer...their is no difference. Both are wrong and unconstitutional. Anyone who supports one and not the other is being a hypocrite. Both are intrusive.
• United States
5 May 10
I disagree as I am anything BUT a hypocrite. I support the Arizona law attempting to regulate the influx of illegals immigrants..CRIMINALS into our country. I do NOT approve of being forced to accept Obama's Dreadful Health Care Bill or else pay up!
• United States
6 May 10
I still say my opinion does not make me a hypocrite. Check our this live minute by minute counter just what illegals are costing our country: http://immigrationcounters.com/
• United States
4 May 10
Arizona only requires certain people to show identification that they belong in the country, and to show it at any time. How many Canadians do you think are going to get checked?
• United States
5 May 10
sierras236 Great comment! How did Canadians get into this discussion!. I have never heard of in an influx of Canadians illegally in our country. Why is Themetallion singling out Canadians as potential illegal (criminal) immigrants????
• United States
7 May 10
I don't know how many of illegal Canadians (or illegal Europeans, for that matter) that are in the country are in Arizona, but apparently more than you think. In the meanwhile, how many Mexicans are in Arizona and now subject to harassment perfectly legally? How many Americans Citizens of Mexican descent are in Arizona now face arrest if they leave their home without ID to produce on demand? I thought the answer to your "real puzzler" was implicit, but I guess I can spell it out: Verifying health care coverage to the IRS falls equally on all citizens. Verifying citizenship in Arizona falls unevenly, and falls along racial lines.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
5 May 10
http://www.cnsnews.com/public/checker.aspx?rsrcID=65340 http://scaredmonkeys.com/2010/04/26/obamas-misguided-hypocrisy-proof-of-health-insurance-but-not-citizenship/ The difference, that I can see, is, one follows the federal law that has been in place since 1940 and the other takes your right to choose away from you and steals your money. One hasn't been put into practice very much by the federal government and the other probably will be.
• United States
6 May 10
Check out this live minute by minute counter just what illegals are costing our country: http://immigrationcounters.com/
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
6 May 10
Thank you for sharing that. It's quite an eye opener and it makes my point about the immigration laws not being followed.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 May 10
The people that will be required to show ID is the voter base Obama is counting on in 2012
• United States
6 May 10
Check out this live minute by minute counter just what illegals are costing our country: http://immigrationcounters.com/
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
6 May 10
That is a depressing thought
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
4 May 10
Cheetos? I don't know. The latter actually seems more intrusive to me. Now, if every Mexican-looking person is going to be subject to harassment for simply being in Arizona, then obviously I'm wrong. But both things being equal, assuming you were to judge both on their written merits, the healthcare is actually a lot more intrusive in that it covers everyone that doesn't have religious exemption, whereas the Arizona law forces police to already be lawfully engaged and then to have reasonable suspicion before asking for papers. (It's not that I think EITHER of these things will go as they're planned to go. But you have to judge them that way in comparison since neither are in effect yet.) So I do see a difference. The federal government's healthcare legislation is far more intrusive in terms of wanting papers. But, of course, the Arizona thing is spun to meant only dark-skinned people, so the "Seig heil! Zee papers!" and all that gets people stirred up. And I think it's pretty telling that Arizona's law is just federal law rewritten to clean it up and eliminate racial profiling altogether. What were the feds planning!?
• United States
4 May 10
Thank you for your insight on this.
• United States
5 May 10
As I follow what is required of me by law then I have no problems showing the necessary documentation when I have nothing to hide. I approve of the Arizona law as it is to protect our country from being overrun by illegals/criminals. However I do not approve of the government using threatening tactics to force people to accept the Obama Health Care Bill.