Tuesday, April 1, 2014

More Proof That Lawmakers are Stupid and Ignorant People

Put a politician in front of me and it is like waving a red cape in front of a bull. There is nothing in this world more despicable than a politician. They even give used car salesman and hookers a good name!

Hot on the heels of the "you have to be the dead person to get your death certificate in Oklahoma" debacle (see previous post), the U.S. Government has released the new guidelines to access the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). Bottom line those of us who are genealogists will not be able to get access and those that will have access (the identity thieves) will have to fork over $200. Yet another new tax levied by this feds.

You can get all the gory details on this stupid law courtesy of my friend Dick Eastman at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2014/03/limited-access-dmf-ssdi-certification-process-is-now-being-defined.html

There was an easier and cheaper fix. While you could search for a SSN that you were looking for you just didn't need to display all the SSNs in the database for everyone in the SSDI (blank them out). That would take care of the supposed identity thief issue that this law was designed to prevent. In reality it was a way to get some more money in the treasury - just another tax and layer of bureaucracy. Can you say empire building!

Nuff said. Time tol move on to my brickwalls now.