The real voting fraud in America

About two months ago, my 20-year old daughter needed to get a replacement driver’s license. I didn’t ask why because she came home, very excited and told me “I registered to vote. Now I can vote against SB-5.”

A few weeks later, she received her voter registration confirmation card letting her know where to vote and her specific precinct. All set, right? That was all she needed.

Not really.

About a week later, she gets this letter in the mail from the Montgomery Country Board of Elections.

This almost went unnoticed by her and me. Apparently, they could not verify her last name by her Ohio BMV records. The same BMV that issued her a driver’s license and maintained her identity for the past six years could not verify her last name which means she would not have been allowed to vote when she showed up at the polls in November unless she returned the “card.”

Seriously?

While I would not go as far as accusing the Montgomery County Board of Elections with purposely stalling adding a young, first-time voter to the rolls because she is likely to vote Democratic in a very Republican county, this sort of thing gives me pause.

A lot of pause.

Add to the fact that the letter was sent in a non-descript, non-official looking envelope, the letter looked like it was run through a copy machine several times and the “card” that needed to be sent back was just printed on the bottom of the letter, without perforation.

They are either trying to frustrate my daughter from voting or the State of Ohio is staffed with some incredibly inept employees. Either way, as a taxpayer of this state, I’ve got some serious questions.

And I need answers.

My mortgage adjusted up

This month, my mortgage payment adjusted up about $50.00 more each month than the previous year. It was not because my interest rate was adjusted, but because Montgomery County, Ohio needed more money.

In all fairness, I know it is not the bank getting more money and technically, my mortgage did not adjust. But, my wallet is still $50.00 lighter each month!

Way to go, Montgomery County. And what is unemployment in your county? How about foreclosure rates? Oh, highest in Ohio? Really? Wow. Raising taxes on us in this environment sure does take stones.

Now, I wonder who I can pass along my costs to.

Seriously, Mr. President…

Yesterday, I got a letter from Montgomery County in Ohio that my home has been appraised for an additional $10,000 over last year. Seriously???

From Bush’s speech last night:

I also understand the frustration of responsible Americans who pay their mortgages on time, file their tax returns every April 15th, and are reluctant to pay the cost of excesses on Wall Street.

Do you really? Do you know what it is like to KNOW your house is actually worth $30,000 less than it was last year because of what you can sell it for and knowing deep in your heart that you probably can’t sell it at any price because there are no qualified buyers in the highest foreclosure rate county in Ohio? Yet, the county increases the appraisal value because that is how it makes money. It is a constant, vicious cycle that you probably have never known and never will.

Please quit talking, Mr. President. Please, just quit talking.