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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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Jul 26th, 2013
Judy S. from Milton, FL signed.
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Haskell H. from Goodlettsville, TN writes:
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Is there no common sense in Washington?
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Haskell H. from Goodlettsville, TN writes:
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Is there no common sense in Washington?
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Timothy M. from Indiana, PA writes:
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do you think we are idiots? You treat us just like little children who can't take care of ourselves. Where does it say in the constitution that the taxpayers have to pay for other peoples stuff? You politicians make me want to puke! Where is your common sense. If the founding fathers were alive today, I guarantee you there would be another revolution
Jul 26th, 2013
Carol F. from Winchester, VA writes:
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Eliminate Lifeline. It is immoral to require taxpayers to fund the abuse and fraud in this program. There is no reason for dead people to need cell phones. (I also object to dead people voting!)
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It is so rediculous as to what Washington is letting happen. I never cease to be amazed as to what Congress is trying to do, while spending the taxpayer's money. There is no way for us to understand what Obama and this corrupt administration is up to next. EACH DAY, I WONDER WHAT SCANDAL WILL SHOW UP. It is very depressing to see this nation bowing down and loosing all confidence in Government.
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