Since: May 12

Location hidden

#50887 Jul 10, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
<quoted text>
"The truth is, though, that taxpayers are footing the bill."
‘Obama phone’ program now costing taxpayers billions
Arkansas Congressman Tim Griffin says the Lifeline program is “running wild” and is working to pass a bill that would end the federal subsidies:
The evidence is stacking up: dead people are receiving free cell phones in the mail, eligible and ineligible individuals are obtaining more than one, and electronic kiosks have been stationed in convenience stores to spread the word about this “free” opportunity. The truth is, though, that taxpayers are footing the bill. The program is called Lifeline, but in reality it’s turned into Uncle Sam’s Unlimited Plan. My bill returns the Lifeline program back to its original structure by ending federal subsidies for free cell phone services. This growing government cell phone program is costing American consumers and taxpayers, and my bill puts an end to it.
http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2013/06/06/obama...
If you refuse to educate yourself, you are going to continue to look gullible and stupid.

Or a liar.

Or both.

From MY PREVIOUS LINK:

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A congressman’s Web video goes too far when it portrays a program that subsidizes cell phone service for very low-income persons as a government giveaway that is costing taxpayers billions.

The video also misleadingly claims Arkansas Rep. Tim Griffin is “reforming” the program. His proposed legislation — the “Stop Taxpayer-Funded Cell Phones Act of 2011&#8243; — actually would eliminate the cell phone subsidy.
...
The video — using a clip from a news show — briefly acknowledges that the subsidized cell phones are funded by “a hidden fee that’s on your cell phone bill.” But the rest of the video portrays the fee as a government tax. Griffin suggests the program is an example of wasteful federal spending when he says:“If we can’t cut this, then we’re in big, big trouble when it comes to cutting other wasteful spending because this is easy.”

We tackled a similar claim in 2009 regarding the so-called “Obama phone.” As we explained then, the FCC requires phone companies to fund “universal service” programs such as Lifeline that improve telecommunications access to all Americans. The companies pass the cost along to consumers in the form of a universal service fee, which is listed on a monthly phone bill.

http://www.factcheck.org/2012/05/congressmans...

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Tim Griffin LIED.

And you either gullibly swallowed his lie or you are knowingly passing it on.

Either way, your post is dishonest and was debunked long ago.

But then again - what can you expect from The Blaze, a rightwing propaganda outlet funded by Glenn Beck. LMAO!

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#50889 Jul 10, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies
The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them.
The Lifeline program—begun in 1984 to ensure that poor people aren't cut off from jobs, families and emergency services—is funded by charges that appear on the monthly bills of every landline and wireless-phone customer. Payouts under the program have shot up from $819 million in 2008, as more wireless carriers have persuaded regulators to let them offer the service.
Suspecting that many of the new subscribers were ineligible, the Federal Communications Commission tightened the rules last year and required carriers to verify that existing subscribers were eligible. The agency estimated 15% of users would be weeded out, but far more were dropped.
A review of five top recipients of Lifeline support conducted by the FCC for the Journal showed that 41% of their more than six million subscribers either couldn't demonstrate their eligibility or didn't respond to requests for certification.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
Well done, President Obama!

It's good that the Obama administration tightened up the Reagan/Bush program to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.

Thanks for pointing out that excellent work, Legacy.
food stamps

West Mifflin, PA

#50890 Jul 10, 2013
now if we can weed out the welfare fraud , we can be on the right road.
free stuff

West Mifflin, PA

#50891 Jul 10, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies
The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them.
The Lifeline program—begun in 1984 to ensure that poor people aren't cut off from jobs, families and emergency services—is funded by charges that appear on the monthly bills of every landline and wireless-phone customer. Payouts under the program have shot up from $819 million in 2008, as more wireless carriers have persuaded regulators to let them offer the service.
Suspecting that many of the new subscribers were ineligible, the Federal Communications Commission tightened the rules last year and required carriers to verify that existing subscribers were eligible. The agency estimated 15% of users would be weeded out, but far more were dropped.
A review of five top recipients of Lifeline support conducted by the FCC for the Journal showed that 41% of their more than six million subscribers either couldn't demonstrate their eligibility or didn't respond to requests for certification.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...
2.2 billion is a bargain considering what we dish out for the welfare fraud cases....
bobby6464

Fayetteville, NC

#50892 Jul 10, 2013
In racial hating tea bag land america does not live. That pisses off tea bags, huh general? President Obama still has higher public approval then any tea bag and so does Mrs Clinton. A tea bag denial will never change that fact. General, america does not live in your right wing tea bag bubble. Keep crying for the free stuff charity case. Thump that bible a little harder, no dumb ass tea bag much harder than that. Warren buffet and bill gates support president Obama over former governor flipper, charity cases huh? That's a fact only in right wing tea bag news, huh fanatical bible thumper?
bobby6464

Fayetteville, NC

#50893 Jul 10, 2013
Tea bags, practice voting on the above post for voting practice, alright dumb asses?
bobby6464

Portland, OR

#50896 Jul 10, 2013
They do all that ONLY for the Limbaugh nut juice guzzlers, but you would not know it racial hating tea bag. Surprise surprise no surprise there, dumb ass. Take a slow swig
Well done Obama

Paris, France

#50898 Jul 10, 2013
.
.

The president suggested he was sympathetic to suspicion that the shooting

may have been racially motivated.

"You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon,"

Mr. Obama said.

"All of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen," he continued.

"And that means that we examine the laws and the context for what happened as well as the specifics of the incident."

..........

..........

Guns, weed and more:

The inconvenient truth about Trayvon Martin

Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighb...
Follow us:@wtcommunities on Twitter

..........

"You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon,"
Trayvon M

West Mifflin, PA

#50899 Jul 10, 2013
I heard if someone uses that 'Hide My Ip Program ' it can contain viruses,cause you are given an IP address that you have no idea who had it last and could have attached a virus or some strange cookies.......but keep up the great work Dennis.....LMAO! OH! and check your registry.........lots a goodies in there....LOL!
DoD Coup

Hazleton, PA

#50900 Jul 10, 2013
I guess I will troll this forum today...
xfactor

Mckeesport, PA

#50902 Jul 10, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
<quoted text>

Taxes are the cost of living in the greatest country on the planet. You get a lot for your money, so why pretend that it's all going to loafers when the facts clearly show otherwise?
Income tax is punishment for working.

Property tax is paying rent to the government for YOUR property - or is it 'your property', huh collectivist?

The IRS is the enforcement arm of the criminal Federal Reserve Banking system.

The federal leviathan is out of control, and it is theft to take MY EARNINGS and distribute them to ANYONE - period!
bobby6464

Portland, OR

#50903 Jul 10, 2013
What you going to do about it dumb ass? There is two things guaranteed in life, death and taxes. You racial hating tea bags need to take that simple minded B.S to the rally.
Laura Bush

West Mifflin, PA

#50905 Jul 11, 2013
The real G Bush..........intelligence at its best LMAO!

Well done Obama

Paris, France

#50908 Jul 11, 2013
.
.

"For the last several months,

we've heard the White House repeatedly pledge to Congress and the American people that the president's Affordable Care Act will be ready on schedule,"

.
.

Brady, the subcommittee chair, said in his opening statement.

"In fact,

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently insisted before this very committee that the White House would not miss another Obamacare deadline.

Not one, not again.

"Shortly thereafter, the nation learned in a blog post of the embarrassing failure by the White House to have this major pillar of the new law in place on schedule.

The Treasury Department's announcement confirms our concerns.

Obamacare is simply not ready," Brady said.

- See more at:

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/house-panel-w...

..........

Thanks for pointing out that excellent work,

Legacy.

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#50909 Jul 11, 2013
Dan's answer: All President's tell lies and miss deadlines. Even though I worship President Obama, I have sadly learned, he is human after all.
bobby6464

Portland, OR

#50910 Jul 11, 2013
General, ahhhhh blow it out. Go back to bible thumping for your Limbaugh god. Your ignorance proves that's almighty. We could have saved trillions by postponing the Iraq war to never. Your a small minded part of tea bags
Well done Bennie

San Gabriel, CA

#50912 Jul 11, 2013
.
.

Watching Bernanke Day Trade The Economy

“The Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession.”

Ben Bernanke, Jan. 2008

“The Federal Reserve cuts the funds rate to 0.25% and announces unconventional measures to take country out of recession.”

- Bloomberg December 2008

.....

Yes Ben, do give us some more of your prognostications about future unemployment, inflation and growth.

In March of or 2007, Ben told us this:

“At this juncture, however, the impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the sub-prime market seems likely to be contained.

In particular, mortgages to prime borrowers and fixed-rate mortgages to all classes of borrowers continue to perform well, with low rates of delinquency.”

.........

Hey Ben, what are your feelings on assisting banks and other lenders should they get in trouble?

“It is not the responsibility of the Federal Reserve

– nor would it be appropriate

– to protect lenders and investors from the consequences of their financial decisions.”–October 2007

.......

Hey Ben I’d love to know your opinion on housing.

“Housing markets are cooling a bit.

Our expectation is that the decline in activity or the slowing in activity will be moderate, that house prices will probably continue to rise.”

-May 2006

.
.
.

Thanks for pointing out that excellent work.

http://www.upsidetrader.com/2013/06/22/watchi...
bobby6464

Kenmore, WA

#50914 Jul 11, 2013
The queen racial hater DUMB ASS taxi is back. Tea bags say bravo.
bobby6464

Kenmore, WA

#50916 Jul 11, 2013
The bill is dead on arrival in the senate, ha ha ha
G Bush

West Mifflin, PA

#50917 Jul 11, 2013
Henry Paulson was nominated on May 30, 2006, by U.S. President George W. Bush to succeed John Snow as the Treasury Secretary.[15] On June 28, 2006, he was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve in the position.[16] Paulson was sworn in at a ceremony held at the Treasury Department on the morning of July 10, 2006.

In April 2007, he delivered an upbeat assessment of the economy, saying growth was healthy and the housing market was nearing a turnaround. "All the signs I look at" show "the housing market is at or near the bottom," Paulson said in a speech to a business group in New York. The U.S. economy is "very healthy" and "robust," Paulson said.

On March 26, 2008, Secretary Paulson said in remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,“As we work our way through this turbulence, our highest priority is limiting its impact on the real economy. We must maintain stable, orderly and liquid financial markets and our banks must continue to play their vital role of supporting the economy by making credit available to consumers and businesses

On July 20, 2008, after the failure of Indymac Bank, Paulson reassured the public by saying,“it's a safe banking system, a sound banking system. Our regulators are on top of it. This is a very manageable situation

On November 20, 2008, during remarks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Secretary Paulson said,“We are working through a severe financial crisis caused by many factors, including government inaction and mistaken actions, outdated U.S. and global financial regulatory systems, and by the excessive risk-taking of financial institutions. This combination of factors led to a critical stage this fall when the entire U.S. financial system was at risk. This should never happen again. The United States must lead global financial reform efforts, and we must start by getting our own house in order.

On September 19, 2008, Paulson called for the U.S. government to use hundreds of billions of Treasury dollars to help financial firms clean up nonperforming mortgages threatening the liquidity of those firms.[34] Because of his leadership and public appearances on this issue, the press labeled these measures the "Paulson financial rescue plan" or simply the Paulson Plan.

Henry Paulson was the 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury from July 2006 - January of 2009........

That damn Ben Bernanke ruined the economy !!!

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