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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 27th, 2013
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Apr 27th, 2013
Ann M. from Toms River, NJ writes:
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Stop spending OUR Money on ungrateful people. You have ALL LOST YOUR MINDS. What do you waqnt US to pay for next? Maybe FREE Maid service and somebody to wipe their behinds after they go to the bathroom! Go to their COUNTRIES ILLEGALLY and see what they would GIVE US for NOTHING. A BULLET or JAIL, that is what we would get! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!
Apr 27th, 2013
Karolyn M. from Bedford, MA writes:
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I've been working since I was 16 and am now retired. I want the gov't to take its' hand out of my pocket as I prefer to make my own choices as to whom I will freely share my hard earned dollars.
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Carol F. from Winchester, VA writes:
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Anything the government subsidizes expands. The government subsidizes poverty, and the numbers of the poor grow. The government makes a terrible charity, requiring no accountability.
Apr 27th, 2013
Carol M. from Sebring, FL writes:
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Lifeline was created for a single land line to a home...it was never intended to give out as many free cell phones to people who don't even qualify for help. The abuse needs to stop.
Apr 27th, 2013
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Kathie R. from Fremont, CA signed.
Apr 27th, 2013
Jodi S. from Birmingham, AL writes:
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I pay for my own phone and I am certaily not rich. Stop taking what little money I have to pay for Obama's "free stuff". And by the way, dead people do not use phones. They are DEAD!!! Got it?
Apr 27th, 2013
Carol C. from Mckinleyville, CA signed.
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Joyce B. from Crocker, MO signed.
Apr 27th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Besides as a taxpayer having to pay for these phones, it is disgusting and unethical that Obama gave these phones out during the campaign. Of course, illegals caught at the border now tell border agents that Obama will let them lose and they are right. Laws and punishment are only for the legals, the rest seem to get a pass under this administration.
Apr 27th, 2013
Roger R. from Vicco, KY signed.
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Betty P. from Florahome, FL writes:
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time to stop the free stuff. we are not these people Santa clause make jobs not slaves to the government.
Apr 27th, 2013
Charles C. from Palmdale, CA signed.
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Robert M. from Buford, GA writes:
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ENOUGH WITH THESE GIVEAWAYS, USING OUR TAX MONEY!!
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Rebecca F. from Delta, PA signed.
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Daniel B. from Lehi, UT signed.
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Melissa P. from Crowley, TX writes:
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I do not feel like subsidizing phones for anyone other than myself.
Apr 27th, 2013
K D. from Inverness, FL writes:
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These kinds of programs are sucking America dry!! End this travesty now.
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