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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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May 3rd, 2013
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May 3rd, 2013
Anthony C. from New Kensington, PA writes:
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Having a cell phone is not a right, it is a privilege. It is not a necessity, it is a luxury.
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Don W. from Haledon, NJ writes:
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If they can have one, let this incompetent gov pay for mine also!
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Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Before the last election free cell phones given to welfare recipients with the response that Obama gave me a phone. Besides the conflict of interest and vote buying which is ignored, there needs to be just so many years a person can suck off the system. There are millions and millions of able bodies people that their only productive act is to create more babies for more money on the dole. America is at the tipping point and eventually the money will run out and these are the people who will riot and kill to get what they believe they are entitled to. Our country is being taken over by radicals and unless Congress gets a spine it is cooked. If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stampling on a human face - forever. George Orwell
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Someone from Lynnwood, WA writes:
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Sir, it was an honor to watch the video of you questioning DHS on their huge ammo purchases. Please keep up the great work.
May 1st, 2013
Someone from Ilion, NY writes:
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Make sure you cut the unnecessary and fraudulent. NOT the support of elderly or (really) handicapped.