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Originally posted by liejunkie01
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
Relax man.. Accept the phone... Use it and ditch it once it's used up it's free time. Stop sweating the small things in life! No biggie! Just remember, that although you may not feel you need it, there are many people out there who benefit from such a service. I'm sure the government wastes money on much worse things.
I cannot use up the minutes.
It gets reloaded with 250 minutes every month.
Originally posted by Amaterasu
reply to post by liejunkie01
As one who lost their job in 2006, has run out of money and family support, has applied to over 35,000 jobs, in person and on the web since, and is now on welfare (after being homeless), living on $543 a month TOTAL (including food stamps, rent and $38 to spend on TP, tissues, dish soap, laundry soap, laundry, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dietary supplements, etc.), I have to say that I would be phoneless without this program. I get 68 minutes a month.
Employers could not call me, I could not call them, friends and family could not call in an emergency, and so on.
If you have issues, think about those of us who rely on that as a lifeline.
Originally posted by wingsfan
[SNIP] THE GOVERNMENT, TAKE WHAT YOU CAN FROM THEM WHILE YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!edit on 17-2-2011 by wingsfan because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Hadrian
A parent on welfare should have cell phone access to save her life and the life of her children were she to be stranded from a bad car accident after working and picking kids up from a babysitter, for example. Some luxuries prove themselves to be, in a reasonable and just society, necessities. Medicine and medical technology are other areas where the cost is prohibitive to so many, but the costs are worth picking up in considering mortality can result from the denial of these services..
Originally posted by QuantumDisciple
After a little more consideration, I'd like to apologize to the OP for some of the harsh things I said. While it is likely your fault for the situation you are in, it is not your fault that the system is in place. You have kids and like any Father, you are doing what you can to provide for them. It is not your fault the Welfare program is in place. It is not your fault that all these handouts are at your disposal. It's my fault, it's the fault of every voting taxpayer who continues to re-elect politicians that support these programs. Again, my apologies.