1 million Ohioans using free phone pr...

1 million Ohioans using free phone program

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Indy

Denver, CO

#1 Sep 29, 2012
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/subs...
1 million Ohioans using free phone program

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Original Obamaphone Lady: Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone

A program that provides subsidized phone service to low-income individuals has nearly doubled in size in Ohio in the past year — now covering more than a million people. At the same time, federal officials say they’re reining in waste, fraud and abuse in the program.

The program in Ohio cost $26.9 million in the first quarter of 2012, the most recent data available, versus $15.6 million in the same timeframe in 2011. Compared to the first quarter of 2011, the number of people in the program nearly doubled to more than a million.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/where-do-obama-...
Where do “Obama phones” come from?

In 2008, the program was expanded to support cell phones which quickly escalated the cost of the program. In 2008 the program cost $772 million, but by 2011 it cost $1.6 billion.

A 2011 audit found that 269,000 wireless Lifeline subscribers were receiving free phones and monthly service from two or more carriers. Several websites have been created to promote “free” government cell phones, including the”The Obama Cell Phone” website at Obamaphone.net .
oh my gosh

Herkimer, NY

#2 Sep 29, 2012
what a show that was. she is goung vote for obama because he gave her a free phone.
republican

Herkimer, NY

#3 Sep 30, 2012
this is why we all need to vote. well maybe not the 47%.
Hello

Syracuse, NY

#4 Sep 30, 2012
oh my gosh wrote:
what a show that was. she is goung vote for obama because he gave her a free phone.
You mean free to her but the rest of us have to pay for it so they wont have to pay for her Obama phone.
Angel

Herkimer, NY

#5 Sep 30, 2012
This program was started under Bush. No wonder this country is going to hell. Thissounds like a corporate welfare program on the backs of paying customers.
http://www.examiner.com/article/gop-debunked-...

We'll all need these phones soon.
Indy

Denver, CO

#6 Sep 30, 2012
Angel wrote:
This program was started under Bush. No wonder this country is going to hell. Thissounds like a corporate welfare program on the backs of paying customers.
http://www.examiner.com/article/gop-debunked-...
We'll all need these phones soon.
The program may have started under Bush though it has been Abused under Obama, he uses Entitlements to buy Votes with the tax payers money....

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