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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
David L. from Fort Calhoun, NE signed.
Apr 27th, 2013
Wendi W. from Brighton, MI signed.
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Gail D. from Mechanicsville, VA signed.
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Mark M. from Humboldt, TN signed.
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Robert B. from Dyer, IN signed.
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Sheila S. from Webster, NY signed.
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Michael M. from Humboldt, TN signed.
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Evelyn B. from Klamath Falls, OR signed.
Apr 27th, 2013
karleen t. from Lothian, MD writes:
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please stop this abusive program. once again taking from the working class and give our hard earned money to the people that laugh in our face. no wonder they will vote for the democrats.
Apr 27th, 2013
Shirley M. from Mohnton, PA writes:
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CONGRESS NEEDS TO PASS THIS BILL IMMEDIATELY!! THIS PROGRAM IS AN UTTER DISASTER!!! THEY GET ALL KINDS OF WELFARE ON THE BACKS OF THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS AND IT NEEDS TO STOP ASAP!!!!
Apr 27th, 2013
Someone from Shawnee On Delaware, PA writes:
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Enough of this nonsense
Apr 27th, 2013
Someone from Hummelstown, PA writes:
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The person administering this program must not have a conscience.!
Apr 27th, 2013
William S. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
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Someone from Excelsior Springs, MO writes:
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This is OUTRAGEOUS!!!
Apr 27th, 2013
Bryan H. from Vilonia, AR writes:
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Thank you Senator Griffin for introducing HR 176
Apr 27th, 2013
Someone from Hot Springs National Park, AR writes:
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No more free cell phones and turn off the ones that are on. If there is a will, there is a way. How many of these free cell phones went to illegal aliens? This wasteful spending of tax dollars needs to stop!
Apr 27th, 2013
Bryan H. from Vilonia, AR writes:
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Thank you for introducing HR 176
Apr 27th, 2013
Someone from Dyer, IN signed.
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Nancy E. from Madison, AL signed.
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Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
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William K. from Saint Louis, MO signed.
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Timothy M. from Indiana, PA signed.
Apr 27th, 2013
Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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I pay $59 every 3 months for Connect America for my mother, which is the same kind of service as Lifelink. I work part time, pay a mortgage and still manage to pay for this service. No more free cell phones and turn off the ones that are on. If there is a will, there is a way. How many of these free cell phones went to illegal aliens? This wasteful spending of tax dollars needs to stop!
Apr 27th, 2013
Jamie B. from Portland, OR signed.
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Dick J. from Saint Simons Island, GA signed.
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John F. from Altoona, WI signed.
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Susan H. from Litchfield, MN signed.
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Thomas B. from Plattsburg, MO signed.
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Jennifer S. from Anderson, IN signed.
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Kenneth F. from Mercer, MO signed.
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Marvin H. from Newburg, MO signed.
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francisca g. from Deering, ND signed.
Apr 27th, 2013
Barbara D. from Alexander, AR writes:
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All this should have stopped years (5) ago! I would get a free phone if I didn't have to LIE about it. If they are smart enough to use the fancy phones and have e-mail, they are smart enough to get a JOB.
Apr 27th, 2013
Thomas F. from Corinna, ME signed.
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Ron & Margaret F. from Omaha, AR signed.
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