Exactly.<quoted text> Sry XXX I have to disagree to a degree although I agree on the surface.
To agree with you totally means that we would have NO Book Mobiles, NO clinic vehicles dispatched from University Hospitals, maybe not even any roads or traffic control devices in rural areas since that tax base by itself would not contribute proportionally to those things that would benefit ALL of society for such a small amount per person. These 'free' phones usually are limited to 250 minutes per month. Not exactly a luxury.
However I do strongly resent those that can do better but find the freebee's if they underachieve, lack effort, lay back, & suck on the government programs. Unfortunately, there are too many administrators of those programs that are former ACORN like workers.
And YES! anyone that lives in a flood plain took/takes their chances by their own CHOICE. And I refuse to contribute to cabal/satellite if I have a choice or if I don't have a choice.
I am compassionate enough that I have given to the "winter care fund" on my utility bill but that is a choice & not a requirement.
I have a coworker that lives near the airport. He has lived there for many years and even raised his family there.
The airport decided to put in a new runway several years ago. Now the planes that use that runway take different air routes which is over his home; not that planes didn't fly over his home anyway.
I don't know which government it was, but the government decided to respond to the complaints about the airplanes. They sent workers to his house, installed all brand new windows and doors, insulation, central air so that he could close his new windows and doors and not hear the airplanes.
If noise from airplanes bothered you, WTF did you move by the airport?
I wrote this before but I'll reiterate in the event you missed it:
I'm a full time truck driver and have to use my phone for communications with my employer from time to time. I'm also a landlord which requires me to use my phone to contact workers, my father when he is working on the apartments or grounds, the bank, my tenants, the insurance company and so on.
My cell phone plan is 500 anytime minutes per month, and I can't recall anytime where I used half of that. Mind you, my cell phone is my only phone.
So the question is, if a busy guy like me doesn't need 250 minutes a month, why does a lowlife who doesn't work?
Obviously these government phone plans are not a necessity, but a luxury. They are not using those minutes to look for jobs, contact emergency services, staying in contact with an ill family member. We are forced to pay for these plans and phones for recreational use. I'm against that. Do you know what it would take to get a cell phone with a 250 per month minute plan each month? About a half of a days work at McDonalds. And most of their restaurants are always looking for any kind of help.