What exactly is the free Obama phone? According to the website: "The free Obama phone is a program that is meant to help the financially unstable who cannot afford access to a cell phone. Communication should not be limited to people in relation to what they are able to afford. The Lifeline program was actually created decades ago to help low income families have access to land lines. Over the years the cost of cell phones and cellular service has decreased and the program has been extended to cover cell phones."
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I love your answer. :) I completely agree with everything you said.
Please don't generalize. Some people CAN'T work. And there have been free cellphones for disadvantaged people for some time. This is not new.
Just because it isn't "new" doesn't make it right. Looks like the Obama Campaign wants to make it "new" as they are calling it the "Obama Phone." I work in Health Care and see so many able bodied folks taking tax payer funds cause they are lazy....
I am aware that some people can't work. One of my friends cannot apply for medicare or government financial help since too many people sign that they have his condition and the government doesn't believe his difficult health situation.
I would say it does the opposite: you get the phone and it helps you find a job. If you don't have a phone how are employers going to contact you? So by allowing poor people to get them, it can help them out
If you have a friend who got a job because of a cell phone with Obama phone, please bring them forward. Everyone has access to a phone. They could be using their parent's phone, their friend's phone, their wife's phone. Either way, there is a phone.
I agree a million percent!
We generalize because there are so many reasons to not re elect Obama - too many. Can't have it both ways - I would bet Obama LOVES to take credit for these programs when folks are on TV saying "Obama gave me a free phone, I'm gonna vote for Obama"
we are all entitled to our own points of view, and i attest that there are more reasons to re-elect this president than the alternative.