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Tell Congress: Stop "Free" Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones!

Dead people don't just vote in elections, they also get "free" smart phones and free monthly minutes courtesy of the federal government and taxpayers.

“The president offers you free stuff, but his policies keep you poor. For those who are struggling, we want to you to have something infinitely more valuable than a free phone.” – Sen. Rand Paul, Tea Party Response to the State of the Union

Dead people don’t just vote in elections, they also get “free” smart phones and free monthly minutes courtesy of the federal government and taxpayers.

It’s shocking, but true. 

In fact, millions of individuals are receiving so-called “free” government phones and phone plans – though as many as 41% of the recipients can’t even prove that they are even eligible to receive them.

The program that was created during the Reagan administration to provide emergency land-line service for the poor and help them find jobs, Lifeline,  has now become a program full of fraud and waste, even Obama’s FCC admits to. 

“The FCC, itself, said in a recent year there were 270,000 beneficiaries that had more than one of these subsidized cell phones,” Senator Vitter says, “That's completely against the law right there.”

What’s worse is that all Americans who pay a phone bill are forced to contribute to this terrible government program.

Attached to every single phone bill is a charge for “Universal Service” which telecom companies collect and transfer the Universal Service Fund – the government fund that pays for Lifeline and its sister Link-up.  

The government must stop forcing the American people to finance this wasteful and immoral system – especially as individuals and lawmakers are lobbying for the program’s indefinite expansion, wanting to cover things like broadband internet. 

Relief provisions for the impoverished among us should be left to private organizations, charities, churches, and shelters – groups that are built to handle real needs and are voluntary. 

The government needs to be stopped from forcing every phone-bill-paying American to subsidize their failing program in the name of helping the needy. Lawmakers must fight to curtail and eliminate Lifeline altogether, and they can start cutting its “free” cell phone service.

Take Action and Demand Congress to PASS the “Stop Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2013” and oppose all legislation that would expand Lifeline!

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Sep 11th, 2013
James M. from Marina, CA signed.
Sep 11th, 2013
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Sep 9th, 2013
Lavern A. from Capitol Heights, MD writes:
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A lot of these phone going to senior citizens are given to their kids or grandkids
Sep 8th, 2013
Sharon S. from New Straitsville, OH writes:
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No surprise. But here's one, did you know your tax dollars are paying for family fun nights and a friend for the schools' IEP kids during the summer? This includes but not limited to pool passes, pay-fishing places, movie tickets, and more for the whole family and a friend it goes under family bonding time. Ask any taxpayer family and they will tell you we hate going to the grocery store at the beginning of the month, while we go with calculators to stay in our budgets the welfare have enough money loaded to use it at McDonald.
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Sep 6th, 2013
Ruth H. from Davenport, FL writes:
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Taxpayers should not be forced, ( via the Federal Governnment ) to pay for others to have a cell phone. If they desire a cell phone, they should save the money to pay for it themselves.
Sep 5th, 2013
James R. from Bloomington, IL writes:
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The only reason for this was to garner votes so the dummies would vote him in again.Now they know it was just another Dumb*****Obama's mistake and scam.He has done nothing worth what he has done to this country.
Sep 5th, 2013
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Aug 30th, 2013
Dorothy P. from Ventura, CA writes:
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Another ave to break America's financially, that seems to be HIS agenda, wake up america before it's too late, he is doing anything & everything to distroy our country! ( moto) bring AMERICA down!
Aug 29th, 2013
JoAnn C. from Morrill, ME writes:
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I HAVE ALL I CAN DO TO PAY FOR MY OWN PHONE, I SURE AS HELL DON'T WANT TO BE PAYING FOR SOMEBODY ELSE'S
Aug 29th, 2013
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Aug 24th, 2013
JoAnn C. from Morrill, ME writes:
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THE ONLY REASON THEY ARE GIVEN OUT IS SO BIG GOVERNMENT CAN SPY ON WHOMEVER IS USING THEM, AND THE REST OF US HAVE TO PAY FOR IT, NO MORE NO WAY AND NO EXCUSES
Aug 24th, 2013
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