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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  2. “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.

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  3. 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?

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

    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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