Call it whatever you want to. "Universal Service Charge" or whatever,.....it's still a tax.<quoted text>
He is right about the phones. The free cell phone program is not a government program. No tax money is used.
The program is administered by the phone companies and is paid for by the Universal Service Charge on all our monthly phone bills.
It's been in place for many years.
And yes, the program has been in place for years. The difference is Bush didnt promise free phones in exchange for your vote.
Just look at this commercial from Obama's campaign: