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Mexican billionaire making millions from
American government program that
gives poor free cell phones

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/11/2012 5:18:40 AM

The richest man in the world, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, is making millions in profits from a government program that supplies poor Americans with free cell phones. Mr Slim, who is worth an estimated $69billion, owns the parent company of both the service provider and phone producer which creates the phones used in the Lifeline program. The government program was originally enacted under President Reagan's administration in an effort for poor Americans without access to phones to have a way to contact prospective employers, arrange for healthcare, and be in touch with their children's schools. Republicans have since attacked the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/11/2012 6:04:50 AM     (No. 8924814)

Just Barry spreading taxpayer wealth around to other countries. After all, we can't have the grifters lacking amenities that taxpayers have to pay for.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/11/2012 6:16:18 AM     (No. 8924822)

Is this not the guy who bailed out the NYT???

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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 10/11/2012 7:51:51 AM     (No. 8925009)

Sounds to me that Carlos Slim owns Tracfone.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/11/2012 4:01:30 PM     (No. 8926424)

The truth be known, a lot of the people who got these "free" Obama phones are illegal aliens, so it is only right for a Mexican billionaire to make a few Yankee bucks off that scheme.

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