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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 4th, 2013
Junius G. from Greer, SC signed.
Jul 4th, 2013
Ray C. from Houston, TX writes:
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This program is being abused by everyone involved in it.
Jul 4th, 2013
Shari R. from Oklahoma City, OK signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Shirley B. from Redding, CA writes:
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Anyone that needs a cell phone for work should supply it theirselves and take it off for taxes if they want to. We should not as taxpayers pay for this!! I would like this stopped NOW!!!!!
Jul 3rd, 2013
DALE W. from Tucson, AZ signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Paul T. from Bronson, KS writes:
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dope heads like these phones
Jul 3rd, 2013
tom e. from Salt Lake City, UT signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
wilma d l. from Franklin, TN writes:
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We are being led down a "primprose path" by a group of people who do not believe in freedom. WHAT???????
Jul 3rd, 2013
Dale M. from Madison, WI signed.
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John Kelly T. from New Albany, MS signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Nicholas D. from Jefferson, NY signed.
Jul 2nd, 2013
randy b. from Groton, CT writes:
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ovomit don't pay for mine and i'm disabled
Jul 2nd, 2013
Teresa P. from Anchorage, AK signed.
Jul 2nd, 2013
Scot C. from Ruther Glen, VA signed.
Jul 2nd, 2013
Adrian V. from Oklahoma City, OK signed.
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Chris Q. from Meeker, OK signed.
Jul 2nd, 2013
Don B. from Melbourne, FL signed.
Jul 1st, 2013
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Ron & Margaret F. from Omaha, AR signed.
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Jun 28th, 2013
Someone from Spring Hill, TN signed.
Jun 28th, 2013
john a. from Monahans, TX signed.
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Lynne C. from Port Hueneme, CA signed.
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Someone from Saint Joseph, MO signed.
Jun 28th, 2013
Edmond P. from Wasilla, AK signed.
Jun 27th, 2013
Joyce S. from Belton, TX signed.
Jun 27th, 2013
Roy E P. from Salem, OR writes:
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Another Dems plan to bankrupt the country
Jun 27th, 2013
Michael H. from Tucson, AZ writes:
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When you buy the votes of certain corrupt groups using tax money to fund the scheme is criminal. Being of the wrong ethic group poor me I have to pay for my cell serve. It's not difficult to see who of our society is the load we carry on our backs. It makes me puke to share with the society leeches.
Jun 27th, 2013
Winston C. from Jerseyville, IL writes:
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I have seen videos of a number of individuals going from place to place getting dozens of phones, then going back to the same places and getting more: they say they can sell them to get their drugs, booze or anything else they want. STOP THIS IGNORANCE NOW!
Jun 27th, 2013
Daniel O. from Jackson, MI signed.
Jun 26th, 2013
Bill R. from Palm Coast, FL signed.
Jun 26th, 2013
Ronald C. from Pensacola, FL signed.
Jun 26th, 2013
Laurie B F. from Charlotte, NC writes:
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Getting SICK of all the give away stuff to get votes
Jun 26th, 2013
Barbara R. from Lucedale, MS signed.
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Lynette W. from El Monte, CA signed.
Jun 26th, 2013
James M. from Marina, CA signed.
Jun 26th, 2013
Someone from Saint Joseph, MO signed.
Jun 26th, 2013
Someone from Gainesville, VA writes:
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Obama won the election so His free cell phone trick can stop. It is not the 60's anymore so please stop the racism game also. Supreme Court looks like it is starting to right some past wrongs dealing with racism. The ones that the government attempted to help under the term racist are now the most racist people we have ever seen as a country. The blacks in this country are out of control due to federal laws protecting them like an endangered species. We all know that the black population for the most part are. The ones that are racist to the core. Slavery is over, white men have given them back enough so now it is time for the playing field to be even and let the black people stand on their own like all other races have done. Good start would be their Obama phones. Facts.. Facts... is what this should be based on not the past but the present.
Jun 25th, 2013
Someone from Midlothian, VA writes:
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IT IS JUST BUYING VOTES> LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE POLITICIANS DO! In extreme situations, such as a poor family with a chronically ill child I can see it. But only in extreme casesdo I want to pay for it with my tax dollars.
Jun 25th, 2013
Robert A. from Bartlett, IL signed.