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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
Jan 10th, 2014
William R. from Palm Coast, FL signed.
Jan 10th, 2014
Ronald h. from Captain Cook, HI signed.
Jan 8th, 2014
Jon D. from Florissant, CO writes:
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This is nothing but legalized thievery conducted by our federal government. I resent every penny that the administration is spending on cellphones to buy votes.
Jan 8th, 2014
Jon D. from Florissant, CO signed.
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Harold R. from Blackshear, GA signed.
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jerry r. from Big Bear City, CA signed.
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THOMAS B. from Coal Township, PA signed.
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Ronnie S. from Omega, GA signed.
Jan 4th, 2014
Bruce B. from Lubbock, TX signed.
Jan 4th, 2014
Leo K. from Ft Mitchell, KY writes:
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This is just another grab by the government to subsidize those who will not work.
Jan 4th, 2014
Virginia K. from Ft Mitchell, KY writes:
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This is just another grab by the government to subsidize those who will not work.
Jan 3rd, 2014
Jewell H. from Wayland, KY signed.
Jan 2nd, 2014
john g. from Glendora, CA signed.
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Robert B. from Clarkston, MI signed.
Dec 31st, 2013
THOMAS B. from Coal Township, PA signed.
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Donald F. from Breinigsville, PA signed.
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Junius G. from Greer, SC signed.
Dec 29th, 2013
WAYNE S. from Coinjock, NC signed.
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Dec 28th, 2013
Someone from Cleveland, OH writes:
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How much free stuff does our goverment after they retire
Dec 27th, 2013
Someone from Missouri City, TX signed.
Dec 26th, 2013
Someone from Rochester, NY signed.
Dec 23rd, 2013
Patricia B. from Punta Gorda, FL writes:
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You have GOT to STOP this insanity of giving everything away. I can't afford your generosity!!!
Dec 20th, 2013
jerry l. from Kannapolis, NC signed.
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Dec 19th, 2013
Michael V. from San Jose, CA signed.
Dec 19th, 2013
Robin B. from Burke, VA writes:
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In a time of tight budgets this is an unacceptable expense
Dec 18th, 2013
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Jack S. from Peru, IN signed.
Dec 12th, 2013
THOMAS B. from Coal Township, PA signed.
Dec 10th, 2013
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