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ObamaPhones Profiting Obama Donors
Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2012 | Andrew Stiles

Posted on 10/08/2012 10:09:26 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer

A wireless company profiting from the so-called “Obama phone” giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor whose wife has raised more than $1.5 million for the president since 2007.

Last week a video of a President Barack Obama supporter in Ohio claiming to have received a free phone from the president—“[Obama] gave us a phone!”—went viral, prompting media outlets to investigate.

Since 1985 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has operated a program called Lifeline, originally designed to provide free landline phone service for low-income individuals. The government subsidizes telecommunications firms providing the service, and those firms also pass on costs to customers via the “Universal Service Charge” on their phone bills.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamaphone

1 posted on 10/08/2012 10:09:37 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer
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2 posted on 10/08/2012 10:14:10 AM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: arichtaxpayer
A wireless company profiting from the so-called “Obama phone” giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor

This is what I assumed the moment I first learned of the "Obamaphone"...

3 posted on 10/08/2012 10:15:34 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: arichtaxpayer
OBAMA PHONES
4 posted on 10/08/2012 10:19:48 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: arichtaxpayer

A wireless company profiting from the so-called “Obama phone” giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor whose wife has raised more than $1.5 million for the president since 2007.

Of course it is ... that grifter is gonna make sure that ANY money that is “re-distributed” goes to his friends (and that some of it comes to him)


5 posted on 10/08/2012 10:21:12 AM PDT by sawmill trash (Gun control is like trying to solve drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars.)
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To: Sicon

My thought was that the phones were used to call the people on election day and guilt trip them into getting on the bus to the polls with all their “friends”.

Apparently there are many upsides to the rats from this “unfair” redistribution program.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Sicon

My thought was that the phones were used to call the people on election day and guilt trip them into getting on the bus to the polls with all their “friends”.

Apparently there are many upsides to the rats from this “unfair” redistribution program.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Sicon

I also thought there was probably going to be a little something going on for some FOO (Friend Of Obama’s).

How much corruption can one country stand? Are we trying for the world record?


8 posted on 10/08/2012 10:27:52 AM PDT by livius
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To: arichtaxpayer

Hey, I listened/watched that video of that missing link in human evolution and she never said Obama gave her a phone.

He gave her a fo. Whatever the hell a fo is.

I know dems don’t want an informed voter but jeeezzz at least learn to speak.

I bet that woman also has a daughter named La-a (for white folks that’s Ladasha the “-” doh be silent doh you know)


9 posted on 10/08/2012 10:34:24 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: arichtaxpayer

F this. I am getting rid of cell phones. Everybody follow me.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 10:48:23 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: Gasshog

I’m heading that way as well.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 10:50:20 AM PDT by lesko
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To: arichtaxpayer

big surprise.... all the big donors work that way....

they want favors.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 10:54:42 AM PDT by mike_9958
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To: arichtaxpayer



13 posted on 10/08/2012 10:56:33 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

LMAO!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qz8nAnscz8&feature=youtu.be


14 posted on 10/08/2012 11:25:22 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Wurlitzer

“Whatever the hell a fo is.”

“Fo” is used by some foaks to help them will spelling the more complicated words, such as.... sellphone, fosale fo mo money and what the fo is going on??


15 posted on 10/08/2012 11:29:03 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Bon mots


16 posted on 10/08/2012 11:38:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Gator113
“Fo” is used by some foaks to help them will spelling the more complicated words, such as.... sellphone, fosale fo mo money and what the fo is going on??

Dats Fo sho

17 posted on 10/08/2012 11:41:20 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: Iron Munro

Non-melanin-identifying 0bama supporters don’t like to acknowledge that they are of the same ilk as “the 0bamaphone gal”, but they are. They are of the same emotional maturity level as she is.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 11:41:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lesko

I am not kidding - lived most of my live just fine without a cell phone...I hardly talk on it, or text message/email with it — will miss the internet connection but the laptop can handle that fine.

So are we paying extra to the ISPs to give “free” internet to moochers as well?

GM will be the first car co. to offer the “free” automobile, right?


19 posted on 10/08/2012 11:48:23 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: arichtaxpayer

I find this part of the article quite interesting:

” TracFone, which did not return a request for comment, is the U.S. affiliate of America Movil, one of the largest phone service providers in Latin America.

America Movil is one of many business ventures controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, currently the world’s richest man, according to Forbes. Slim’s stake in the firm accounts for more than half of his $70 billion net worth.

Slim—who bailed out the New York Times and is often referred to as “Mexico’s Mr. Monopoly”—has visited the White House at least twice, according to visitor logs.”

I knew Carlos Slim was the wealthiest man in Mexico, but wasn’t aware he was the wealthiest man in the World. Makes me wonder with all that Moolah, 70 Bln. dollars just how much influence Mr. Slim has on our open borders policy. Wondering if Mr. Slim is involved in other matters unsaid.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: arichtaxpayer

HELP NEEDED

Well there goes my TracFone but I need help finding an alternative. Don’t use a cell much, definitely don’t text or tweet.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 12:33:52 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: arichtaxpayer

well, my landline phone bill is $7.00 bigger than it was last year. 40% of the bill is surcharges and taxes.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 1:47:31 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Gasshog
I am getting rid of cell phones. Everybody follow me.

I don't understand your logic here, kindly explain?

23 posted on 10/08/2012 1:49:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation

My husband has a cell phone plan that costs us $50 bucks
a month. 2 cells phones flip type nothing fancy. I used
9 minutes last month. I just have no reason to have that
thing glued to my ear or thumbs like most of the people
I see under 40 these days. What is so important that they
have to be on phone or tweet 90% of waking hours?


24 posted on 10/08/2012 2:04:52 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: jusduat

I agree with you, but having one for emergency purposes is a good idea in my book.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 2:09:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
well, my landline phone bill is $7.00 bigger than it was last year. 40% of the bill is surcharges and taxes

Ever heard of MagicJack? I pay $21.90 a year and that included local and long distance calls

26 posted on 10/08/2012 7:11:04 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Wurlitzer

yo benita! why you be finnit to ax me dat? yo mama gib me a fo!


27 posted on 10/08/2012 7:20:13 PM PDT by BrianE ("Dead at 25 buried at 65 the average American" - Benjamin Franklin 1776)
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To: arichtaxpayer

The modern purpose of taxes is to milk the taxpayer to pay for your election.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 3:21:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rockinqsranch

Slim made his money the old-fashioned way in the 3rd world - government imposed monopoly. This is the problem with wealthy 3rd worlders. They’re not self-made in an American way.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 3:23:52 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Maudeen

I’m one of the many senior citizens who carry a cell phone only for emergencies. I don’t stand in the cereal aisle at the supermarket and shout questions into a phone to my wife at home, such as “Do we like the honey-nut Cheerios or the plain?”

Since I use only 5 or 10 minutes a month, an expensive monthly plan makes no sense for me. I was happy to find Tracfone, which fit my needs perfectly.

However, now I have learned that I’ve been giving aid and comfort to the enemy. If I were Japanese, I’d be reading “Hari-Kari for Dummies” in order to learn the most painful method to disembowel myself. But, since I’m of the Caucasian persuasion, I will merely dump the Tracfone (when my minutes run out—I’ve already paid for them) and seek a reasonable alternative. Maybe I can tie a long string between two cans, in case I have a serious question for my wife while purchasing Corn Flakes.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 5:28:47 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I have net 10 but I found out that is a subsidiary of Tracphone. Hmmm looking into maybe AT&T $50 a month?


31 posted on 10/09/2012 6:02:39 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: AbolishCSEU
looking into maybe AT&T $50 a month?

That would mean that my 2 calls a month ("Sorry, I'll be a few minutes late--I'm stuck in traffic," and "Our plane just landed--meet us at baggage claim.") would cost 25 bucks apiece.

32 posted on 10/09/2012 6:42:27 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thanks for your post. Let me know if you find a suitable phone.


33 posted on 10/09/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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