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Free phones, call minutes draw crowds
in Charleston, North Charleston

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Andrew Knapp

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/1/2012 11:42:14 AM

When David Underwood makes a quick buck by selling a pint of his own blood, he usually spends the cash on bus fares. The 28-year-old has been living on Charleston streets for four years, and finding steady income is a way out of his dire straits, he said. But he doesn’t earn enough money from peddling his plasma to buy the cellphone he said is needed for potential employers to contact him. That’s why a federally funded operation based out of a minivan in downtown Charleston has thrown Underwood a line. Hundreds of low-income people this week have

So they--you know, Them--they´re already starting to try and brainwash anyone who´s not an Obamalite to become one to enjoy those freebies. (SC is [currently] a conservative state, as y´all probably know.)

Can´t the Republicans do something to offset this kind of thing? I know Tim Scott publicly supports job fairs. Any other suggestions for our representatives in DC?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 12/1/2012 11:53:14 AM     (No. 9043063)

Vampires and parasites getting more "free blood" from their victims.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/1/2012 12:03:48 PM     (No. 9043071)

Article attempts to make the point that Øbamaphones predate Øbama. We could call the Gorephones but Øbamaphone has a nicer ring - so to speak.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Islandian, 12/1/2012 12:05:32 PM     (No. 9043075)

I live next to North Charleston. The lines were long, but not surprisingly so. Notice that the "up front" interviewee who got the photo in the article was a 28-year-old white man. Look closer at the line behind him -- see any more 28-year-old white men? ... Yeah.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: wyowumin, 12/1/2012 12:29:44 PM     (No. 9043103)

Low income? Try skid row bum.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 12/1/2012 12:30:18 PM     (No. 9043104)

FTA Recipients of the free phones .....are required to show photo identification, as well as proof of federal or state government assistance, such as Medicaid or Section 8 housing."

You know, why do they have to show their gov´t assistance? In a just society,if you´re already receiving housing and food from the gov´t, why should you get a phone, too?

Exactly, #3. Just like when the media publishes pics of the Pro Life marches, they only show pics of senior citizens, never to post pics of the majority of marchers who are under age 25.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mythman, 12/1/2012 12:41:23 PM     (No. 9043113)

The usual lib fraud. Cherry-pick a supposedly deserving victim and then let all the deadbeats pile in behind.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MtGardenerview, 12/1/2012 1:44:22 PM     (No. 9043175)

These phones cost the taxpayers with landlines and cell phones 1.5 billion dollars a year. we live in WA. state, nearly 40% of our phone bill goes to support this program.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/1/2012 1:59:18 PM     (No. 9043191)

They interviewed the poor white guy because he didn´t speak ebonics. Nome sane ?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/1/2012 2:14:35 PM     (No. 9043208)

So, they have to show I.d. For a free phone, but no I.d. To vote? What´s wrong with this picture?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tech10171968, 12/1/2012 2:38:12 PM     (No. 9043245)

#9, not just any ID will do; it must be a food stamp card, or something showing that you´re getting some form of government assistance. In other words, you MUST be on the dole to qualify for one of these phones.

And that´s what sickens me about the whole thing. It´s as if the current administration wants to get so many people dependent on the government that they´ll be able to "lock in" the constituency; nobody would dare vote their meal ticket out of office.

If they really wanted to help the people then they´d create a business climate which helps create JOBS, not more handouts.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: artman1746, 12/1/2012 3:33:32 PM     (No. 9043315)

The statement, "It started with........but was expanded..", is the story of every government program. Which is why we find our nation in the financial condition we see today.

And it´s like wiping your arse with a wagon wheel; there is no end to it!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Crosscut, 12/1/2012 4:40:10 PM     (No. 9043405)

Anyone receiving Obamaphones must forfeit their voting privileges until they can show they are paying for their own phone.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 12/1/2012 5:51:53 PM     (No. 9043482)

I believe that those of us that are paying this imposed fee for this program should deduct it from what we pay the phone company. It would drive the phone companies nuts. They will not want to stop your service over a few dollars a month but then again they will not want to pay for it themselves.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/1/2012 5:59:12 PM     (No. 9043495)

This article has so many tear-jerking stories loaded into it. First, they all need their phones so they can get calls for job offers. Then there are the poor souls who have to keep in touch with far-flung relatives they haven´t talked to in years.

Get a job and pay for your own phone.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: noddy, 12/1/2012 6:18:50 PM     (No. 9043509)

Virgin Mobile has a plan, no contract, of 1500 minutes and 500 texts (I think, I don´t text) for $30 + tax a month. I dumped my expensive land line and other cell phone carrier (with contract). So for just under $33/month I am not contributing to free phones for freaky phonies. Yeah me, and Virgin Mobile. No, never worked for them. At the time, about a year ago, it was the cheapest I could find.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MtGardenerview, 12/1/2012 7:45:45 PM     (No. 9043608)


this is the website with all the info
explaining the program and how to determine if you qualify

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