Obama Phones: Look who's paying the costs.

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AnswerThePhone

London, KY

#1 Feb 14, 2013
Last year, 2.2 Billion Dollars was spent by the U.S. government to provide cell phones to low income people. Who pays for their cost? YOU DO, if you have a landline phone or a regular cell phone. An extra fee is added to your phone bill each month to pay for the phones and their service. Nowdays, even though it is common to credit or blame Obama for everything going on, he is actually not responsible for the cell phone program. They spring from the Lifeline Phone Act of 1984. Of course, in those days, the Lifeline program did not include free cell phones but gave low income people a discount on their phone service. As everyone knows, Lifeline has since changed, grown, and taken on a life of it's own...with free cell phones and free service...and with PAYING phone customers foot the bill for all this.
WellNow

London, KY

#3 Feb 15, 2013
This means me, a paying phone customer, is paying the bill. This makes me mad.
Star Gazer 2

Tacoma, WA

#5 Feb 15, 2013
Another way to look at it is, the govt. can keep track of people, who they call and what is discussed. Poor mans gps for the govt.
Vira

Matawan, NJ

#6 Feb 15, 2013
Now we shall have more druggies texting and talking while driving.
But will they get hurt?
No, it will be the innocent one who did not violate rules that gets killed.

“I WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT”

Since: Dec 09

Location: Hidden

#7 Feb 15, 2013
R.F.I.D. chips.
Oger

East Bernstadt, KY

#8 Feb 15, 2013
Dr Dirty wrote:
R.F.I.D. chips.
LOL!

*shakes head*

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