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tiny tim

Rochester, NY

#89 Feb 4, 2012
If we can pay for nickbo, we can afford these cell phones.
Ha Ha

Iraq

#90 Feb 5, 2012
we don't need to pay for cell phones for the poor ... it's just wasteful.
Patrick

Rochester, NY

#91 Feb 5, 2012
Ha Ha wrote:
we don't need to pay for cell phones for the poor ... it's just wasteful.
Well how would someone with no job and no phone,
find a job without a phone?
Eddie

Columbia, SC

#93 Apr 14, 2012
Depends on the person receiving the plan if they deserve it or not, I've been working for over 25 years and recently lost job in bad economy and needed service...
blacks are scum

Wyoming, NY

#94 Apr 14, 2012
All we do is keep paying for blacks and their freebees.
RFCBF

Rochester, NY

#95 Apr 14, 2012
blacks are scum wrote:
All we do is keep paying for blacks and their freebees.
Nickbo, if you really were in the hospital all this time, can you even imagine how much you'd be costing us?
blacks are scum

Wyoming, NY

#96 Apr 14, 2012
Not even close to what your fably cost tax payers. A clan of leaches.
The man

United States

#97 Apr 14, 2012
A vote for obama means more freebees for the lowlifes.
Knee Grow

Middlesex, NC

#98 May 3, 2012
Waste wrote:
I have it right, although companies like assurance and safelink kick in the phone, they receive subsidies from the governments lifeline program (aka tax bucks).
They also receive money from the tax we are all forced to pay on our phone bills for low income families.
My GOD you R 1 Ig No Rant SOB!
reality

Knoxville, TN

#99 May 24, 2012
feed the weak to each other. or use them in some type of green energy steam plant. read Darwinism.
Hazeleyes

New York, NY

#100 Aug 24, 2012
To the ignorant:
The welfare recipients work more and struggle more on the "Back to Work," program than any high payed executive or money grubbing person on this website since the BTW program is little more than slave work for the benefits. Instead of looking down at them or hating them, you should admire them and thank them for helping the economy for a few miserly dollars.
Hazeleyes

New York, NY

#101 Aug 24, 2012
Like I said welfare now operates under the guise of back to work program, which is really slavery on the down low. You are subjected to strict rules and regulations, and practically belong to the system for at least 35 hours a week, save for when they say go. So, in reality anyone that complies with this system is way far and beyond deserving any benefits they can squeeze from the system - be it food stamps, Medicaid, or a free phone which can serve as a lifeline for the sick or lone persons in high crime neighborhoods. To the ignorant and begrudged individuals: you should thank God that you are working and not hate welfare recipients; since many of them too had a job and paid taxes and are now just drawing a small quota from those taxes they paid.
BFJ

Madison, WI

#102 Sep 7, 2012
The phones aren't funded with taxpayer money. They're funded out of the USF, which is collected by phone companies to (among other things) subsidize the cost of rural phone service. People who, for example, don't have cable internet, would likely not get phone service pushed out to them, or would pay several times as much. Those in cities subsidize their phone service.

And the program isn't about drug dealers, who would want data, texting and far more services. It's about ensuring people have a method of communicating with employers. Imagine you work at mcdonalds or as a care assistant and you can't afford a phone on a regular plan -- how can your boss easily reach you to let you know your shift changed? Having the phone is a God send.

I guess as a practicing Christian, I can't get mad that the poor have a method of getting phone service. Although it's fair to point out that this isn't taxpayer funded or a government program. They do use government programs as a "Means test", however, because means testing is more expensive than a ~$10/mo service + a $10 phone.
Waste wrote:
What does a cell phone plan cost these days anyway?
It depends who you are. If you receive any kind of welfare, food stamp, cash assistance, SSI, etc., you qualify for a FREE CELL PHONE!
If you are a hardworking taxpayer it can cost anywhere from 60 - 100 dollars a month for a comparable plan! How outrageous! Why should anyone pay for the convenience of someone else owning a cell phone? This is glaring example of what is wrong in this country, if you don't work you can demand the same things that people have who do work, and the government will actually give them to you!
Section 8 housing
Furniture vouchers
Food stamps
Cash assistance
Cell phones
SSI for drug users/alcoholics
Two free meals a day for your children in school
Free child care for your children when school ends
This is NOT an exhaustive list!
Where does it end? Why even work anymore?

pigpen911

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#103 Sep 7, 2012
BFJ wrote:
The phones aren't funded with taxpayer money. They're funded out of the USF, which is collected by phone companies to (among other things) subsidize the cost of rural phone service. People who, for example, don't have cable internet, would likely not get phone service pushed out to them, or would pay several times as much. Those in cities subsidize their phone service.
And the program isn't about drug dealers, who would want data, texting and far more services. It's about ensuring people have a method of communicating with employers. Imagine you work at mcdonalds or as a care assistant and you can't afford a phone on a regular plan -- how can your boss easily reach you to let you know your shift changed? Having the phone is a God send.
I guess as a practicing Christian, I can't get mad that the poor have a method of getting phone service. Although it's fair to point out that this isn't taxpayer funded or a government program. They do use government programs as a "Means test", however, because means testing is more expensive than a ~$10/mo service + a $10 phone.
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The USF IS a TAX put on everyone's phone bill by the FCC.The phone cos.collect it then turn it over to the goverment.The program started to provide internet and phone service to libaries and schools.When the dems took control of both houses the last two years of Bush they inculded cell phone for anyone getting any type of public funds,IE: welfare,ect.I wouldn't have a problem if the phones could only get incomming calls and could only call out to 911.I do get upset that with the phones they get text,call waiting,voice mail,internet,call forwarding,ect.Also every member in the family can get a free phone,5 people in the household = 5 phones. I believe that ABC did a story on these phones and even they were surpised by what they found.Antways it is a TAX.

CapriceClassic

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#104 Sep 7, 2012
When the gov't starts giving out FREE GAS I might get upset then. But a phone.....puhleeeeze!

For Christ sake, stop sweating the small stuff.

Taxes, taxes and more taxes.
Death and Taxes such is life!!

pigpen911

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#105 Sep 7, 2012
CapriceClassic wrote:
When the gov't starts giving out FREE GAS I might get upset then. But a phone.....puhleeeeze!
For Christ sake, stop sweating the small stuff.
Taxes, taxes and more taxes.
Death and Taxes such is life!!
I'm with you on the free gas,where can I sign up? Anyways it isn't a small stuff that the goverment would like us to believe,the program costs the taxpayers a few billion dollars a year.I wouldn't call that "small".As I said I wouldn't be upset if the phoes could only call 911 or get incomming calls,not all of the rest of the free B/S.Maybe if our goverment cut back on a few of the zillions of feel good programs and cut the waste out of them our taxes would be one hell of alot less.
Brandy

Duluth, GA

#106 Apr 7, 2013
I for one am FAR from lazy! I was 16 and 17 when I had my children (24 now) and right now we get f/s and medicaid, I am under DTRICT doctors orders that I can NOT work b/c I was hit (no noy in a car/car accident, MY BODY WAS STRUCK AND DRUG MR 10-20 FEET) I have a fracture oh tibia and a Baker's cyst and a Baker's cyst under my kneecap ( look up baker's cyst if you don't know what they are), there is also something wrong with my back (the normal curve that is in your back I NO LONGER HAVE THIW. My husband's new service manager (where he was makinking DAMN good money *350.00 a week plus 30% of every 1k he did in labor, his checks ranged from 700(week no matter what and 3-5k twice a week *payday*) FIRED THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING DAY IN 2012 ILLEGALLY!! He has been looking for work everyday since it happened buy noone is hiring... I also have psychiatric disorders ( I have ADD ADHS bi polor,Schizophreni, manic depression and PTSD which makes it VERY hard for myslef to hold a job,. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE EVER HAD TO HAVE ANY TYPE OF HELP FROM THE GOVERMENT! IT WAS EITHER LET OUR CHILDREN GO WITHOUT EATING OR ASK FOR HELP
So we are by far 'lazy or low lifes is very rude and makes me feel even more like a bad parent b/c I have to depend on the goverment to help my family... THANKS!!!
maddog2008 wrote:
<quoted text>This is way we have to vote all of the liberal bleeding heart democrats of of office now.The dems take from the working people and give our money to the lowlifes just to buy their votes.If people can't see that the dems are making our country into a 3rd world crap hole they are blind.Vote all of the trash out,they think we work for them,they forgot that they work for us. God I hate the liberals fools,they have no clue of what they are doing to our country!!!

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