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Nanny And The Free Cell Phones
Who's Your Nanny Now?
More Freebies For The Masses
I was up early this morning and I caught a glimpse of this going on while watching Fox & Friends. I was wondering just what I was going to write about today, got distracted by a phone call, read volumes like I usually do, and then looked back in my inbox and BAM! Here it is and this is more outrageous conduct, and Nanny State dependence mentality, at the US tax payers expense. Since January of 2009, I've watched what is going on, written about it quite often but am at the point that I'm sick and tired of watching my tax dollars go to people who won't get off their butts and work for what the rest of us have to pay for. To a left winger they deserve it. So one of you justify this sort of thing.
I pay good money for my cell phone and service. I don't have to have that gadget to survive so be clear about that point. I also pay good money for my internet and television service, both of which I could live without if I have to. There is no way that I expect to put my hand out and have the federal government drop a free cell phone into my paw and pay the bills for having it. It's happening though and just last year this "welfare" program cost the tax payers of this nation a cool $1.6 billion dollars. Never for a skinny minute should one wonder why the federal deficit is soaring and the dependency rate in this country has risen the last two years under Obama by 23%. It's by design. He wants as many people as he can muster to become dependent on our tax dollars without having to pay a dime You can read about that at the link below if you didn't get the word.
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This is the sort of thing that burns my third point of contact and makes me think people have lost their friggin' mind. Not only is this administration handing out free cell phones but we're paying the bills for the use of them to the tune of 12.6 million accounts. To further rub salt in the wound this program began in 2008 and cost us $772 million cool ones for the phones and the bills and since then it has escalated to $1.6 billion. Why? Check out this photo of Mochelle serving a free Thanksgiving dinner and what the guy has in his hand, obviously at our expense.
I'm not laughing myself...
This is a program overseen by the FCC and apparently suffers from poor oversight. Can you just imagine a bureaucratic federal department with poor oversight? According to sources these phones are being had by people who don't qualify for the program. To further acerbate the abuse there is the multiple phone issue, where hundreds of thousands of the federal users have multiple phones. Why? This isn't a necessity of life. This is a luxury that most of us work and pay for.
So where does the money for this program come from? Ever looked closely at the fees section of your cell phone bill? If not, please do. For those of us who pay our own bill we're also paying for the free loader's phones and their phone bills. They get 250 free minutes a month on the US tax payer. On your cell bill there is something called the "Universal Service Fund" fee. Sounds fancy doesn't it? It isn't. It is a welfare fund attached to the US consumer of cell phone services. What a sham.
What's even more amazing is that the program is actually geared to reward current users for having more users sign on the dotted line. How so? For every free loader they get to sign up for the program their phone bill for the next month gets 100 free additional minutes added to it. How nice. Instead of a program that should be designed to get people off the dole, they're encouraging more people to go on the dole. Again that's at whose expense? First guess won't count. So lets move on to more outrageous behavior by the federal government bureaucracy called the FCC..
How Many Nanny's Do You Want To Control Your Life?
SafeLink is the biggest provider under a program called the Lifeline provider program. And guess what? If you get food stamps, which the federal government has been spending advertising dollars on and pushing, you can get a free cell phone. How neat is that? The food stamp rolls are around 48 to 49 million Americans right now. Do the math. Get the picture? Yes, the phones have cameras. How many free phones with the bills attached to them are we going to have to pay for? So under the SafeLink program you get 100 free minutes for each referral and if they also qualify for the Lifeline program you get 30 more additional free minutes.
Good grief! Where do I sign up? Is it going to be the same place I can get this new spiffy government mortgage without having to prove much of anything except that I want it? How many goodies will Obama continue to pull out of our cookie jar between now and November?
I'm just asking...
The Frog Prince
PS - This story was broken by Time Magazine of all places.