Monday, January 30, 2012

Tired of paying for a cell phone? Go on welfare and get an 'Obama Phone'

Yes. The government is giving free or discounted cell phones to welfate recipients.
Did you know that the federal government is giving out free cell phones and free cell phone minutes to welfare recipients?  It may be hard to believe, but it is true.  Right now, there are companies that are running advertisements specifically targeted at low income Americans informing them of the fact that all they have to do is sign up and they can get a free cell phone and hundreds of free cell phone minutes every single month and it will all be paid for by the federal government.  Some have referred to this as "The Obama Phone", but that is not exactly accurate.  The outrageous federal programs that are paying for this were initiated before Barack Obama entered the White House.  But the fact that welfare recipients have been receiving free cell phones and free cell phone minutes under both the Bush and Obama administrations has been confirmed as being true by Snopes.  All of this is paid for by "the federal Universal Service Fund".  That is one of those annoying little taxes that you may have noticed on your phone bill.  So what is essentially happening is the federal government is taking money from all of us so that they can provide free cell phone service for welfare recipients every single month.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Why not?

Here in Milwaukee we pay for their birth (and their births which follow), their education (such as it is), their heat, their electricity, their food, half their rent, some of their mortgages, half their phone bills, their house repairs, their heating appliances, some of their gas, their child care, their medical, their drugs, their emergency hospital visits when they get shot or murdered, their funerals, etc.

Am I exaggerating? No, I'm not.