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1 Million Using Obama Phones in Ohio
Big Government ^ | 30 Sep 2012, 2:23 PM PDT

Posted on 09/30/2012 7:31:49 PM PDT by drewh

According to the Federal Communications Communication, a program that gives free or subsidized phones to low-income people has doubled in the state of Ohio over the past year, to cover more than 1 million people.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the program cost the state of Ohio almost $27 million – just in the first quarter of 2012. That was a more than $11 million increase from the same period the previous year.

Taxpayers are covering this program two ways: direct cash expenditures, and a raise in phone rates via the “Universal Service Fund” charge on phone bills.

No wonder so many voters in Ohio are supporting Obama. They are getting Obama phones.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; buyvotes; obamaphones; oh2012

1 posted on 09/30/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Smart phones, dumb voters.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 7:32:52 PM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele

The Obama Phone Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJA6hn0Pnwo&feature=related


3 posted on 09/30/2012 7:35:23 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

They aren’t free, the rest of us pay for them.

Oh and the telecom companies aren’t doing it to be nice, theres a law that says they have to.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 7:38:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: relictele

At $200/phone plus another $80.00 (Assuming a minimum plan ), that would be about $300 per person.

That’s another $300 Million down the drain.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 7:39:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: drewh

6 posted on 09/30/2012 7:43:18 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: drewh

Fools. The people of Ohio are fools and tools.

All F’ed by the fickle finger of fate and diddled by the dangling dong of destiny.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 7:43:38 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: drewh

How much you wanna bet that all those numbers are mysteriously available to the Obama campaign for election dat get-out-the-vote efforts?


8 posted on 09/30/2012 7:51:13 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: drewh

How much you wanna bet that all those numbers are mysteriously available to the Obama campaign for election day get-out-the-vote efforts?


9 posted on 09/30/2012 7:51:42 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Hey, now be careful. I used HEAP a few years ago when I ran into some financial problems, and got my free Obama phone and free minutes. I rarely used it and it is a piece of crap!


10 posted on 09/30/2012 7:57:05 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: SamAdams76

11 posted on 09/30/2012 8:01:00 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

TANSTAAFL........


12 posted on 09/30/2012 8:02:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: drewh
Oh I believe the number is even higher if you look at the food stamp recipients. The problem lies in immigrants getting federal funds. United States will recognize and allow immigrants to keep their beliefs. With that being said, an immigrant with multiple wives can receive thousands of dollars in food stamps A MONTH even if they don't need it. It's the American way now. This is why recipients of food stamps continues to rise and yet nothing is ever done to stop the problem. These all contribute to our failing economy. We have to fix the problem in order to heal the economy.
13 posted on 09/30/2012 8:07:16 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: drewh

Do you think it would be possible to find one - just one - of those one million free Obama phone users that would cast a vote for Romney?


14 posted on 09/30/2012 8:13:55 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: drewh
In 1775 Boston Patriot Joseph Warren said: "Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you, depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.”

May God help us all. Do what you can from now until November 6th. .

15 posted on 09/30/2012 8:14:02 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Cheerio

Not unless they run out of minutes. I BELIEVE a lot could be people that lost their jobs as a result of Obamas failed policies. I wouldn’t be surprised if Romney gets 35% of those voters.


16 posted on 09/30/2012 8:26:55 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: SeekAndFind

The phone is a basic TracPhone or equivalent. $10.00 at Walmart when I got one. 250 minutes - maybe about
$20.00 if purchased individually, but should be heavilly discounted for bulk....one figure I read was $10 per month per person.
Companies like this because they can sell fancier phones and additional minutes to recipients on the program for cash.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 8:36:00 PM PDT by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: Cheerio

A friend of mine has one. He is a disabled veteran. Lives in a residence facility for the homeless here in Greensboro, North Caroline. Republican all the way.

You want to take it away from him?


18 posted on 09/30/2012 8:48:56 PM PDT by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: procrustes

Am I to gather that 12.5 million Obamaphones, paid for by taxpayers, is an acceptable use of taxpayer funds? Come on!

Until just a few years ago, I did not want a cell phone, I held out forever because I did not want the expense.

Guess I was going to bear that expense whether I was willing or not. This country is teetering!


19 posted on 09/30/2012 8:50:39 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: procrustes

“You want to take it away from him?”

No, but many of us have donated phones to vets, or contributed to funds for that purpose voluntarily.

Please do not conflate public disgust at moochers with military benefits gladly paid.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 8:54:00 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Bshaw

That woman in the video is pretty disgusting, alright! But I wish some reporter (an objective one) would find her or it and see what she is like when not being used in a piece of contrived propaganda, however.
Fraud and abuse of the program should also be rooted out.
But when i consider what a lot of other taxpayer money goes for......this is not all that bad!


21 posted on 09/30/2012 9:08:56 PM PDT by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: drewh
Tin foil conspiracy theory:

Since some of the election results will be counted in Spain, could those who have no integrity use these Obama phones to register votes for Obama in Spain ?
22 posted on 09/30/2012 10:45:57 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: JohnBrowdie

The election committee needs to investigate this to make sure these Obama phones can’t be used in nefarious ways... remember ? this election year the votes or some of the votes will be counted over seas.... no accountability.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 10:48:37 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: drewh

If it cost the state money, is it a federal or state program? Kasich is governor there now, so has he had anything to say about this program?

I don’t think any of us have a problem with the phones going to disabled veterans. There’s a difference between someone who earned a benefit by serving their country and the 47%.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 10:50:23 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: American Constitutionalist
The election committee needs to investigate this to make sure these Obama phones can’t be used in nefarious ways...

Depends if you consider Obama sending out his "tweet" on election day reminding his sycophants to go out and vote for him, or should I say telling them, since it's the first time most of them will be aware there's an election going on this year.

25 posted on 09/30/2012 10:52:01 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: procrustes

bttt


26 posted on 09/30/2012 10:54:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: American Constitutionalist
This isn't just an Ohio story either.

...the enrollment has grown nationally from 11.5 million participants in the first quarter of 2011 to 16.5 million in the same period this year. The number of eligible people is estimated at between 20 and 30 million, according to the Universal Service Administrative Company, which administers the program.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/subsidized-cell-phone-program-nearly-doubles-in-oh/nRDqC/

27 posted on 09/30/2012 10:54:58 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: American Constitutionalist
A growth of $100 million in this program could result in an increased fee of a few cents on the average bill, according to officials from the agency that administers the program. The total cost of the program nationwide was $1.5 billion in 2011, up from $1.1 billion in 2010.
28 posted on 09/30/2012 10:56:01 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: procrustes

I don’t necessarily have a problem with the program. I have a problem with abuse of the program. I saw a news report where one woman had 30 phones.

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


29 posted on 09/30/2012 10:56:33 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: JediJones
What about the votes being counted in Spain this election year ?
Is there accountability and over sight of those counting the votes in Spain ?
30 posted on 09/30/2012 11:05:54 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist
Uno vote for Romney, dos votes for Obama. Uno vote for Romney, tres votes for Obama. Uno vote for Romney, cuatro votes for Obama.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 11:56:21 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: JediJones
" Uno vote for Romney, dos votes for Obama. Uno vote for Romney, tres votes for Obama. Uno vote for Romney, cuatro votes for Obama. "

lol... so that's what all those Obama Free Phones are about... and the votes will be counted in Spain this year, how convenient is that !
32 posted on 10/01/2012 12:15:28 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: drewh

Wonder if those Obama phones have a toll free number to dial to Spain this year on election day ?


33 posted on 10/01/2012 12:18:35 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: drewh

Let them eat OBAMAPHONES!



34 posted on 10/01/2012 12:47:26 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots
Eat Obama Phones
35 posted on 10/01/2012 3:36:45 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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