Skip to comments.How to Get the Government to Cover Your Cell Phone Bill(s)
Posted on 02/09/2012 8:28:37 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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 dont qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.
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This kind of stuff just pisses me off.
It should piss off all clear-thinking Americans but too many people are disinterested.
I’d like to beat all those parasitic citizens over the head with their “free” phones. Shameless leaches with no integrity.
They are simply daibolical in coming up with schemes to redistribute the wealth - we don’t even need a “progressive” income tax - just find enough excuses to take money from those who pay the bills and funnel it to those who don’t, and social justice is ours.......
Just substitute the phrase “the Government” for the phrase “your neighbor”.
People think the Government is self supporting, it is not.
This kind of stuff just pisses me off.
Clients often obviously cant afford phones even landlines, Crisp said.
Funds come from wireless service providers who are required to contribute. For Sprint, that comes from the $2 to $3 added to customers monthly bills.
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I found it...
"A well regulated voice, data, and texting plan, being necessary to the security of an informed and up to date populace, the right of the people to receive and bear free Cell Phones courtesy of the State, shall not be infringed."
Now, let’s put this through the wizzinator.
$1.6 billion; divided by 12.5 million users; then divided by twelve months ==
Average phone bill per recipient: - $106 per month - supposedly for basic 250 minutes per month, per household.
Another great government handout benefit!
Maybe I can drink some government SNAP, gimmee some Ripple, while I be talking on da phone wit my main squeeze!
(That was GREAT!!)
Me too. A welfare mom that I know got her new glasses yesterday. I felt like telling her to thank my husband for them.
Discounted cable from Comcast. Guess who pays for that?
You know how Obama blamed the economy on the ATM machines?
Well THIS phone debacle is due primarily to another machine - the pay phone! I say force the evil phone companies to put those pay phones back in!
Hmmm - not saying the government should be in the phone business, but how about they get rid of the cell phones and put some pay phones back instead? Of course with vandalism, etc... Although when I was in Europe years ago they had phone centers to make calls from. Of course that was also back in the day when you used a phone for an actual PURPOSE.
If the government instead spent the money on “Hooked on Phonics” for each cell phone applicant, then they could buy their own cellphones.
I guess its just easier wif da gubmint cellphone.
Coincidentally, a person who came to where I work this very day showed me his cell phone and said he got it for free. I asked him how, and he said he got it through a government program. So whether that article is old or not, there are other programs like it out there. And people know just where to find them.
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