U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) joined several Senate colleagues in introducing legislation to delay the implementation of the 2005 Real ID Act, which he called a “huge unfunded mandate” on the states that will hurt other key programs such as education.
“What do unfunded mandates mean? Higher property taxes. Higher tuition costs. Less funding for higher education so we can stay competitive with China and India,” Mr. Alexander said. “Less money for lower classroom sizes, less money for rewarding teachers – that’s what mandates do.”
“We are, after all, for the first time in the history of a liberty-loving nation, creating a national identification card law-with all the ramifications of that,” Mr. Alexander said.
At least he's honest about this being a national id card.
Funny thing is, Alexander voted for the REAL ID Act.
Read his official statement.