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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
Dec 10th, 2013
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Dec 9th, 2013
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Dec 9th, 2013
Ronald C. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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I have to pay for my phone. Democrats buy votes with their givaways.
Dec 7th, 2013
Tracy F. from Saint Petersburg, FL writes:
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This is one more costly give away when we need to balance the budget. Many students in schools with low income populations have nicer cell phones than I can afford provided for free and they text during class, listen to music on their phones and go on facebook. And as if it isn't bad enough they then charge them on the county taxpayers dime. Then they laugh at my cheap cell phone because it's all I can afford while I'm paying for theirs. I'm tired of giving the poor luxury items for free while I work 5 jobs just to get by.
Dec 7th, 2013
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Nov 26th, 2013
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Nov 25th, 2013
Gene B. from Flagstaff, AZ writes:
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Congress SHALL live by SAME laws they pass for the PEOPLE!!!
Nov 23rd, 2013
Someone from Galax, VA writes:
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God's word says that everyone should work by the seat of their brow and those that don't work and provide for their own families are worse than infidals. People should give and help others , but only when those that need help are unable to do any kind of work for themselves, and it's not the governments job to force those that want to work to give to the sorry lazy people that don't want to work. obumer isn't giving anyone a free phone. it's the working people, the ones that are not lazy, that are being made to pay for those phones.
Nov 22nd, 2013
Minnie G. from Fairborn, OH signed.
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Nov 20th, 2013
Someone from Fairfax, VA writes:
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NOTHING IS FREE SOMEONE IS PAYING FOR THIS SERVICE. THE TAXPAYERS!!!!!!!
Nov 20th, 2013
Betty B. from Rose Hill, KS signed.
Nov 19th, 2013
Rob and Sandy B. from La Salle, IL writes:
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Everyone cannot have everything they want at my expense. This is an absurd demand of my earnings. Some people will always be without because they don't choose to have or work for what they want!
Nov 19th, 2013
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