Free Cellphones for the Poor?
Posted by oblama on September 30, 2012
The U.S. government is providing free cellphones to those with no income or on disability at a cost of $1.6 Billion funded through a Universal Service fee charge on paying customers phone bills. Is this a redistribution of wealth or a necessary government program at a time when the government is trillions of dollars in debt? There are 46 Million Americans on Food Stamps which is a direct cost to those who are paying taxes.
In this video the woman shows her support to the presidential candidate Barrack Obama who has promised to provide them with “more” free things, than others who appear to want to cut the support. The ObamaPhone.net homepage says
“The free Obama phone is an important program, especially for low income families that would otherwise not have access to basic communications,”
Although according to Rep. Tim Griffin
“It’s a government-run, taxpayer-funded program that’s running wild and costing more and more,”
and the FCC Encyclopedia it is a government run program.
While a free society is judged on how it treats it’s poorest members, is this excessive? Where does it end? Free Housing, free cars, free HD tvs?. Who is going to pay for this? The U.S. is currently bankrupt, and people do not want to face the fact that certain government programs go beyond “basic” survival. Ron Paul’s message of a U.S. financial crisis was unpopular, yet the Federal Reserve continues to print money to prop up the Government. Those who benefit from government programs will NOT vote for someone who wants to end those programs. When a majority of the people continue to vote for program from which they directly benefit, there will be no change in the destructive handouts the government continues.
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” -Upton Sinclair