http://www.boston.com/news/local/ma...orm-welfare/XBHNEBLfs7201HlvNDoKxN/story.html "Among the proposals to counter fraud is a requirement that photo IDs be put on all electronic benefit transfer cards used by welfare recipients by August 2014. Critics of the EBT cards, which work much like bank-issued debit cards, say they frequently fall into the hands of unauthorized people. All welfare recipients would be required to obtain permanent Social Security numbers within three months of receiving benefits, and the bill would fund more fraud investigators and caseworkers within the Department of Transitional Assistance, the state’s welfare agency." I guess even the libs in the Northeast are growing weary of being fleeced. Senate has now passed bills requiring photo IDs on both EBT (food stamp cards) and welfare cards. Requires social security #s too. So, if a state can require photo id for food stamps/welfare/Obama phone, can any of our resident libbies explain why requiring a photo id and voters registration card to vote is discriminatory by a southern state?