That Obamaphone Has a Catch

A new report shows the government has spent over $2 billion on a program to hand out free cell phones.

The worst part is the panel of operators who determine when to terminate your service.

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  1. From the WSJ article:
    “41% of their more than six million subscribers either couldn’t demonstrate their eligibility or didn’t respond to requests for certification. . . . FCC rules on self-certification, and the absence of a national database of participants, made it hard to keep ineligible people from signing up.”

    — I hereby volunteer, for even less than $2.2 bilion, to create and administer a program, but create and maintain no database of its participants. And to hand out money to people who want money; but who claim, without documentation, that they totally deserve it.

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