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I'm all about helping people with food stamps, health coverage and many other ways, but I don't feel sorry for those that lose Obama-phone service, for whatever reason.
Last time I lost cell service, it was due to the bill I had forgot to pay. If you can't pay for a cell yourself, it's not the gubments job to get you one.
*This comment is not meant to be mean to anyone or to cause issues with the OP. It's just my opinion*
so does that make them clinton phones?
Q: Has the Obama administration started a program to use "taxpayer money" to give free cell phones to welfare recipients? A: No. Low-income households have been eligible for discounted telephone service for more than a decade. But the program is funded by telecom companies, not by taxes, and the president has nothing to do with it.
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No, I believe the program actually began under Reagan. Don't have much time to dig into that, but I believe that is the case.
Also, I believe the telcom companies pay initial costs, but it is subsidized by the gov.edit on 1-11-2013 by sheepslayer247 because: (no reason given)
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and just how do you think these people would get a job if there's no phone for prospective employers to call them on?