If govt. can require such intrusions for welfare, they can require them for govt.-funded retirement programs as well.
I would have no problem with Social Security and Medicare requiring fingerprints. I had to be fingerprinted to work in the public safety field and didn’t mind a bit, because I knew it was required in order to work in that field, as it should be for any public employee or official. And because I’m not a criminal, I have nothing to worry about.
As far as I’m concerned, Bloomberg should also be requiring DNA, and anyone immigrating to this country legally or otherwise should be likewise required to comply. We have too much freedom for freeloaders, and not enough for people who take care of themselves and their families.
Earned, vs. unearned? I don't think so. Apples and oranges.
“Take the King’s Coin, Do the King’s Bidding.”
It has always been thus.