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Millions Improperly Claimed
U.S. Phone Subsidies

Wall Street Journal, by Spencer Ante

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 2/12/2013 8:59:38 AM

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

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The average American pays $2.50 a month to buy a vote for Obama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: spit the bit, 2/12/2013 9:01:40 AM     (No. 9171667)

Well, knock me over with a feather.
Only 2+B?

Keep Obama in president.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Linder, 2/12/2013 9:12:57 AM     (No. 9171686)

"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: berthabutt, 2/12/2013 9:12:58 AM     (No. 9171687)

Shocked, SHOCKED, I say! $819B here, a couple trillion there; ya think it would add up to something after awhile. Gotta go clean the puke off my keyboard....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/12/2013 9:13:52 AM     (No. 9171690)

As one of his more eloquent supporters put it "He gonna do more". You bet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/12/2013 9:15:58 AM     (No. 9171695)

Isn´t Carlos Slim, Mexican trillionaire the owner of the company that manufactures these phones?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wilko, 2/12/2013 9:16:33 AM     (No. 9171698)

They might want to check all the Social Security disability claims which are accepted without question as well.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: realrep, 2/12/2013 9:28:07 AM     (No. 9171722)

Well...DUH. Follow the money. I read somewher that a BO contributor got a contract to provides services/phones. More money to the friend of BO means more contributions to BO.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/12/2013 9:34:48 AM     (No. 9171738)

And this is how our politicians sell us into debt slavery. One Obamaphone at a time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: toddh, 2/12/2013 9:40:35 AM     (No. 9171755)

The $819 billion was at the end of President Bush´s administration. President Obama more than doubled it. So it´s obviously President Bush´s fault.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 2/12/2013 9:41:44 AM     (No. 9171758)

Not surprised. Land of freeloaders.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: right-turn, 2/12/2013 9:57:07 AM     (No. 9171810)

In case you forgot ... that monthly charge on your phone bill is the ´Gore Tax´ ... remember him. Didn´t call it a tax though.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 2/12/2013 9:58:03 AM     (No. 9171811)

Under Bush it was a call/receive phone, like a $10 trac or go phone. Under zippy they are iphone Computers, big difference. Plus as Youtube will reveal, they go pick up multiple phones with costly internet service.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/12/2013 10:01:00 AM     (No. 9171820)

Well, all you have to do is chine up.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/12/2013 10:04:21 AM     (No. 9171830)

Oh yes, and one of the largest contributors to obama and his causes is the company reaping the rewards for these "free" phones we are all paying for these dependents.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JustRight, 2/12/2013 10:15:07 AM     (No. 9171864)

Another expensive, wasteful government program. Actually are there any other kind?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 2/12/2013 10:27:36 AM     (No. 9171910)

2.2 billion!!? I´m sick. Why are we being punished like this?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/12/2013 10:34:01 AM     (No. 9171927)

That stash be something.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jrtrhd, 2/12/2013 10:47:23 AM     (No. 9171955)

That would be actual paying cell phone users who pay for this travesty through ´universal service fees´ on cell phones!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: billkoch, 2/12/2013 10:52:08 AM     (No. 9171970)

I do not mind access to 911 cell phones, but not the ability to speak to others. When will we the payers wake up to what we pay for?????

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Reply 20 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 2/12/2013 11:00:09 AM     (No. 9171983)

Do any of these people EVER get jobs from having the phones? And just WHY is it a function of government to make sure they have regular family contact?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 2/12/2013 11:05:48 AM     (No. 9171989)

The Free Stuff Army marches on...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 2/12/2013 11:23:48 AM     (No. 9172031)

The black lady from Cleveland told us "He gimme a phone"Boy what a big surprise?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 2/12/2013 1:09:59 PM     (No. 9172290)

No point in having the free loaders prove their need periodically BEFORE giving them the phones right? They would have to read and write to answer the questions...

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