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What, you might get $2 on fleabay for the pitiful 'free' handsets in that program. The boondoggle is the bloated Pentagon, no thanks to Bush for getting that ball rolling.
This is the kind of crap my 75 yr old dad's republitard friends forward him via email. Congrats- you sir, have just joined that club(!)
thanks to BO, Pelosi (you have to pass it to see what's in it), and Reid.........it will cost Americans trillions over and above anything the Pentagon costs, and two wars will be over but Obamacare will roll on until Republicans eventually repeal the whole thing and not just try to 'fix' it as it snowballs. The sad part for Dems is that they KNOW it will be repealed because they won't be able to hold the House and Senate and the WH forever, but they are hoping that Obamacare will be so entrenched by then that it won't be able to be picked apart.........but even Dems are looking at the program in a whole new light and only the far left leaners (the die hards like Schumer) are still defending it openly.
Patient needs new heart valve and the military wants a new missile. So, what are you going to do, save an American citizen(s) or save citizens with a defense shield. Maybe, that citizen has a family member in the military and declines heart valve in order for military to have it, but family member returns and finds out why heart patient died, then commits suicide, MAYBE.
Like all govt. pgms. Obamacare will get tweaked to work as effectively as possible. If not and nothing to replace it or keep the status quo, just what if left. Already far too many citizens get dumped out of the system and/or receive less than anything, in effective we've created a "class society" embedded in concrete. Woo if you fall outside of anything worthwhile now. -----Willy
Those that get the cellphones are suppose to fill out some form and apply. It would seem that the co. short-changed that form filling, so who is to blame? Again, I refer to my earlier post as the co. seems to be bypassing the proper procedure. What am I leaving out or rather the co. doing is not the proper way of getting this done. they may get reimbursed but after they more than likely filled the form and passed it on. There's no legitimate reason for doing what they were doing as in all likely they bypassed the system as it was intended. -----Willy
because some people abuse the system.
When I was a cashier at a grocery store, I saw a lot of people with food stamps and WIC. Most of them stretched them as much as possible with sales and coupons. There were a few (very few) that had hundreds of dollars in food stamps and bought lobster and steaks. I often wondered if these were foster parents. Never was allowed to ask.
So some people abuse the system, so all should be condemned?
during that time were those who had paid half or less their cash value to others wanting to sell the stamps they got. So, all the children who were supposed to have enough food to eat, ended up without while the parent sold the stamps and then used for drugs, booze, or some other purchases instead of food for the kids. I believe that's why the school free breakfast and then later lunch programs were started, it circumvented the foodstamps which weren't feeding the children.
is a misnomer. It's said to have morphed from a program instituted during Bill Clinton's administration and carried to this date. Originally it was for land lines and is financed for by a surcharge on the bills of paying customers. I can see the charge on the bill for my land line. Apparently the subsidy was added to cover cell phones sometime just before Obama was elected for his first term but the free phones were made available later. I know that, in other areas where government subsidies exist, there are strict rules and monitoring methods in place to make sure folks adhere to the rules. I can't see a reason why monitoring of free phones for potential fraud wouldn't also be justified. It should be easy enough to track the use of such devices and bust offenders if government cared to do it. I expect that one reason, other than privacy complaints, would be the cost of a monitoring plan but I expect that the political cost would be the greater deterrent.
another 16,000 IRS employees to track that illegal business like they will be tracking and fining non-participating civilians for Obamacare along with penalizing and fining businesses that are under-reporting the number of full time employees they have or have too little or too much insurance coverage that isn't in compliance with what is being now dictated instead of what employees need and/or want.
it appears he wasn't in office when the project began.
about the original program, they were intended for people who had either lost their jobs and needed a way to communicate when searching for jobs because their landlines were disconnected or for the very poor who needed them for emergencies which was why the minutes were so limited..........and BO, as usual, vastly expanded the program to fit his agenda for garnering voters with free stuff.