That Obamaphone Has a Catch

Posted on February 22, 2013 8:00 pm

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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9 Responses to “That Obamaphone Has a Catch”

  1. Oppo says:

    “Hey, listen up, comrades — Obama’s giving away free cells!”
    “Not exactly.”

  2. Oppo says:

    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.

  3. Jimmy says:

    Yeah, but Oppo, you have to set your own price, first, like Frank. One Million Dollars.

  4. Oppo says:

    Don’t want to cell out. . . I’ll work on straight telecommission.

  5. Jimmy says:

    “Everybody on disability got Obamaphone. Keep Obama in President, chu know? He gave us a phone… And he took it away!!”

    Or something like that.

  6. Jimmy says:

    I’m now thoroughly convince that you can always make a play on words, Oppo. You have a gift! Now, have an Obamaphone and keep Obama in President, chu know?

  7. CarolyntheMommy says:

    There’s a ‘this is Peggy’one-liner waiting to be made. can’t quite get there…

  8. NO_MO_BAMA says:

    $2 billion divided by 300 million is 6.66, proof that Obama phones are evil!

  9. NO_MO_BAMA says:

    and $2 billion divided by 6 million is 333.333 aka 666.

    So, a “free” phone costs $333 but my non-free phone costs ME about $900 a year…gee, I wonder why?

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