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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
Apr 28th, 2013
Ray B. from Orange Park, FL signed.
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Edward K. from Fairfax Station, VA signed.
Apr 28th, 2013
CHRISTINE W. from Pinetop, AZ writes:
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STOP THIS FREE GIVE AWAY FOR VOTES
Apr 28th, 2013
Kathy H. from Buffalo, TX writes:
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NO MORE TAXPAYER FUNDED CELL PHONES!!!!!!! IMPEACH OBAMA!!!!
Apr 28th, 2013
catherine b. from Chatham, MA signed.
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Wanda D. from Cottage Grove, OR signed.
Apr 28th, 2013
john w. from Jackson, TN writes:
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these phones dont work and are hardly a good use of the publics money, which you have been entrusted with please stop this wasteful expenditure that serves very little good purpose and is costing above 2 billion even now
Apr 28th, 2013
GORDON B. from Sidney, OH signed.
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Mavis H. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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It has been reported that some of these phones are found at drug dealers' camps, also they have found that some of the ones who have gotten these phones have several that they get, this is fraud and must be stopped.
Apr 28th, 2013
Brad W. from Albany, GA signed.
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Mr.Mrs Billy K. from Magnolia, TX writes:
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IMPEACH NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mr.Mrs Billy K. from Magnolia, TX writes:
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IMPEACH NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 28th, 2013
Rory C. from Ypsilanti, MI signed.
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Richard T. from Black Eagle, MT writes:
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cell phones are not a God given right...
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dennis m. from Centerville, PA signed.
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Gil C. from Saint George, UT signed.
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Someone from Florence, MT writes:
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STOP SPENDING MONEY WE DO NOT HAVE!!!!
Apr 28th, 2013
Scott J. from Red Oak, TX signed.
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Lee J. from Tremont, IL writes:
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Make sure you cut the unnecessary and fraudulent NOT the support of elderly or (really) handicapped.
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Someone from Spring Valley, IL writes:
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Why has this taken so long?? Tis time to thank Tim if he manages to get this thru -----
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Lois P. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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WHERE ARE THE SMALL GOVERNMENT PEOPLE WHERE WHERE
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