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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!

Public Comments
Jul 29th, 2013
William Lucas H. from Longmont, CO signed.
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Jul 29th, 2013
ROBERT M. from Cypress, TX writes:
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This is ridiculous!
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Donald B. from Redlands, CA signed.
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sam v. from Irvine, CA writes:
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Stop all the ridiculous government hand outs!!!
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Jul 28th, 2013
Deanna B. from Okeechobee, FL writes:
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Repeal Obamacare, Cut the budget, Impeach Obama, Stop sending Arms to our Enemy, Stop the Illegal Wars! Investigate Benhazi-gate, Stop/Investigate NSA, Disband IRS! What in the World?
Jul 28th, 2013
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chris h. from Canyon Country, CA signed.
Jul 28th, 2013
Carol S. from Rockford, IL writes:
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I'm angry about all the government give away programs - which end up with so much fraud and corruption - and then expect the American people to pay for the "government buying the votes" of this population base --- all on the backs of the real Americans! It's hard enough to pay my own bills without paying for obamaphones for people to obtain without even identifying a need. STOP funding them!!! d "obamaphones" which com
Jul 27th, 2013
Dallas M. from Aurora, CO signed.
Jul 27th, 2013
Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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How stupid is our government? It is worst than stupid. Just show more waste and fraud by Obama and the democrats. Things will never get better in this country as long as we have idiots running this country! More investigations where so far nothing has been accomplished and just more taxpayer dollars down the drain. I DEMAND YOU DO SOMETHING NOW, not next year, not at the end of the year but right now!!!!!!!!
Jul 27th, 2013
Kay W. from Rock Hill, SC writes:
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land line okay; no cell phones
Jul 27th, 2013
Someone from Azle, TX signed.
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Jul 27th, 2013
John H. from Pahrump, NV writes:
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Our government is broke. Why are we giving away all this FREE STUFF????
Jul 27th, 2013
Someone from Coarsegold, CA writes:
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I believe the government could and should make better use of funds and oppose funding of these phones and this program.
Jul 27th, 2013
Robert K. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Jul 27th, 2013
Jon D. from North Ridgeville, OH writes:
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Where does it all stop?
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mike b. from Imperial, PA signed.
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Jul 27th, 2013
Albert D. from Saint Peters, MO writes:
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Stop it NOW !!!
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