Obama Supports National Fingerprint Registry

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 6:18pm.

Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) authored a bill (with 11 co-sponsors, including Sen. Barack Obama) that was incorporated into a housing bill passed by the Senate Banking Committee 19-2 before the Memorial Day recess — a bill that creates a national fingerprint registry.

According to a Martinez press release, the language merely "create[s] national licensing and oversight standards for residential mortgage originators."

One of the standards, John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says, may "require thousands of individuals working even tangentially in the mortgage and real estate industries — and not suspected of anything — to send their prints to the feds.

Heritage Foundation = June 9, 2008 - posted at http://www.blacklistednews.com/view.asp?ID=6878

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Mon, 06/09/2008 - 6:18pm.