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Dead people don’t need cell phones. That’s the message Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas wants to send Congress, after he says a controversial government-backed program that helps provide phones to low-income Americans ended up sending mobiles to the dead relatives of his constituents.
$2.2 Billion for free freaking cellphones is insane.
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It is freaking ridiculous
Cellphones are a privilege, not a right. Not everyone should have them.
At least they won't have to pay the absurd over minutes fees.
Inb4 BLF says [facepalm] and disappears.
Cue up libs to defend right of dead people to own phones.
And CMXI says all economists agree this program stimulates the economy, decreases the deficit, and cuts down on carbon emissions.
Basic economics with peer reviewed studies to support it
Do some research on the actual legislation and you will see that they are working on a free Internet system that is supposed to be out soon. I am assuming that everyone that pays for Internet service will see their bill increase so that low income households will not have to pay for their Internet usage.
But don't you dare even use the words socialism or redistribution. They will tell you that this isn't a gov't issue it's a corporation issue but did anyone really expect the phone companies to eat these costs and not pass them on to the consumers? Same as corporate taxes. People scream corporate welfare but if a business has its cost to produce a product increase then the price of products will rise and make higher prices for the consumers. Higher prices on goods + shrinking wages for households is not a good thing.
But it's not a tax.....But it's not a tax.......But it's not a tax....
That will be the battle cry
I hate politics. We should really just fire them all and start over.
I agree 100%.
Because the program tripled under his watch and goes along with his idea of buying votes with free shit. Also, there is a famous video of an Obama supporter acting a fool about it and how Obama got free phones for everyone in Cleveland so all the poor people should get out and support him.
Do the math. There was more spent on free phone fraud in 2012 than the entire program cost in 2008.
VOTE FOR DONNELLY!
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I guess I got all that I could reasonably expect from you.
You asked why people call them Obamaphones and I answered it.
Nm, not arguing with you.
This post was edited by justinboze 13 months ago
Looks like they should be called Reaganphones.
If I was wrong and that is not why people call them Obamaphones then please tell me why I am wrong and what the correct reason is.
Obama is not responsible for the free phones. In fact, he will serve as President for 8 years without being responsible for a single negative thing.
You start off with the woman not having to worry about putting gas in her car anymore
Then in Detroit, you have them lined up for blocks for obama money. Where does the money come from? I don't know, guess it's Obama's
Got an obama phone, go vote for him and get you one too.
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