Too many obstacles in getting a new ID card
Last week I attempted to accomplish a rather simple task — change my address. Two weeks ago I moved from Wimberley to San Marcos. I wanted a new card reflecting my new address. Apparently this was too far above the pay grade of the clerk I encountered. I have had this card for over twenty years. I no longer drive so had a Texas ID card--obviously I had all the documentation needed to get this card initially and I had with me my Social Security card and Medicare card which according this to employee was not sufficient to get a new card. After waiting two hours and having a very ill husband driving me to this office, this was the kind of treatment I received at the hands of an employee with a little bit of authority exercising a great deal of power and for what? Now this necessitates another trip, another long waiting period and waste of time, gas, and generating a lot of disgust of what we are paying for as taxpayers.
If I had been an illegal resident without any documentation I guarantee I would have walked out of that office with an ID card. Such is the new America