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How to Get the Government to Cover Your Cell Phone
Time (Money Land) ^ | February 8, 2012 | Brad Ruttle

Posted on 09/27/2012 11:09:01 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup

Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people who don’t qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: free; obama; phones; welfare
Obama does give away phones!
1 posted on 09/27/2012 11:09:06 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: stocksthatgoup

How to get the government to cover yur cell phone? Easy. Vote for Obama! He’ll cover your food bill with Food Stamps too. If he gets re-elected, pretty much every Middle Class American will be eligible for a free cell phone and food stamps by the end of his second term.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 11:21:08 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: stocksthatgoup

yup - your typical Obama voter?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio


3 posted on 09/27/2012 11:33:27 AM PDT by Babashane
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To: stocksthatgoup

Another reason to get rid of your monthly plan: You get taxed to pay for these jag-offs with every monthly bill.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 11:44:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: stocksthatgoup
Cellphones are a HUMAN RIGHT!

Never mind that they didn't even exist 20 years ago!

5 posted on 09/27/2012 11:50:30 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: stocksthatgoup

That is 1.6 billion that can be cut from spending on day one of the Romney Administration.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 12:24:09 PM PDT by pallis
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To: stocksthatgoup
"...intended to help low-income Americans..."

In a pig's eye. This program is intended to:

1. buy votes

2. provide Obama with a huge list of GOTV contacts and a means of hectoring them to get to the polls

3. funnel taxpayer money to friendly cell-phone service providers who just happen to make large donations back to Obama.

7 posted on 09/27/2012 12:55:40 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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