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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 26th, 2013
Ellen K. from Sterling, CO signed.
Jul 26th, 2013
Patrick K. from Sterling, CO signed.
Jul 26th, 2013
Col. R. D.{ Ret}Army D. from Dallas, TX writes:
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Enough of my tax $ being wasted for free phone so Dems can vote for Dem`s & obomba liberla policey`s. I can barelly afoord my phone & my Kids & grand kids have trouble paying for their phones & internet t in Obomba`s poor & bad economic times. Why should the cell phones & internet be free for any one excpet in emeregency use only. As original intended in Reagon times
Jul 26th, 2013
Someone from Belton, MO writes:
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Stop this incessant waste of taxpayer monies NOW!
Jul 26th, 2013
Paul L. from Westland, MI signed.
Jul 26th, 2013
Beverly E. from Gainesville, TX writes:
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DO IT NOW
Jul 26th, 2013
Michael A. from Fultonham, NY signed.
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Marvin H. from Newburg, MO signed.
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Gerald T. from Trinity, TX signed.
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Michael D. from Blairsville, GA signed.
Jul 26th, 2013
Evelyn B. from Tucson, AZ writes:
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I am aware this program started with Bush, but it needs to stop now!
Jul 26th, 2013
Kurt R. from Wendell, NC signed.
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J J. from Simsbury, CT signed.
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tanya o. from Chandler, AZ signed.
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Mark A. from Bentonville, IN signed.
Jul 26th, 2013
Mr.Mrs Billy K. from Magnolia, TX writes:
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If we can't keep those we provide cell phones ( only very limited, basic) from being able to sell them & get another one from the taxpayers ,We need to just give them cards not phones. We can't afford this & other waste of our taxes.
Jul 26th, 2013
Kathleen B. from Clarkston, WA signed.
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Susan P. from Raymond, CA signed.
Jul 26th, 2013
Doyle P. from Jamestown, KY writes:
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I cannot see how something like this is allowed to continue, and this is only one of the things of many...
Jul 26th, 2013
Cheryl T. from Ipswich, MA signed.
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Thomas B. from Plattsburg, MO signed.
Jul 26th, 2013
Cherrie K. from Mesa, AZ writes:
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Another example of waste filled perks via Obama & his bunch.
Jul 26th, 2013
Jeffrey P. from Laughlin, NV writes:
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They want to track people on the phone so Obama can send a drone to kill you.
Jul 26th, 2013
David M. from Grandville, MI signed.
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Ron & Margaret F. from Omaha, AR signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
Harold A. from Arlington, TX signed.
Jul 25th, 2013
Someone from Ipswich, MA writes:
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If we can't keep those we provide cell phones ( only very limited, basic) from being able to sell them & get another one from the taxpayers ,We need to just give them cards not phones. We can't afford this & other waste of our taxes.
Jul 25th, 2013
betty r. from Wauchula, FL signed.
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Carl R. from Henry, IL signed.
Jul 24th, 2013
STEVEN M. from Elgin, SC writes:
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this is pathetic vote buying,nobody i know got one
Jul 24th, 2013
Roger D. from Walker, LA signed.
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Someone from Leeds, ME signed.