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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!

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Oct 28th, 2013
Debra P. from Duffield, VA signed.
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Oct 23rd, 2013
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Oct 22nd, 2013
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Joe B. from Auburn, KY signed.
Oct 21st, 2013
Michael G. from Surprise, AZ signed.
Oct 21st, 2013
Someone from Valley Springs, CA writes:
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Such a program should be regularly audited by independant auditors and results published and made available to media.
Oct 21st, 2013
Joshua G. from Tampa, FL writes:
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why is it my responsibility to pay for free cell phones? an emergency land line I can understand for emergency, not for personal chit chat
Oct 18th, 2013
Michael G. from Surprise, AZ signed.
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wayne a. from Easley, SC signed.
Oct 18th, 2013
Lynn A. from Mission Viejo, CA signed.
Oct 18th, 2013
Rene G. from Luling, LA writes:
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Stop this now!
Oct 18th, 2013
Someone from Tulsa, OK signed.
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Bobby H. from High Point, NC signed.
Oct 18th, 2013
Charles G. from El Reno, OK writes:
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another ploy to get Obama votes
Oct 17th, 2013
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Alfred H. from Worcester, MA signed.
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David C. from Port Saint Lucie, FL signed.
Oct 16th, 2013
Michael G. from Surprise, AZ signed.
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Mark K. from Hephzibah, GA signed.
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Lisa G. from Goldendale, WA signed.
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W W. from Washington, NC signed.
Oct 15th, 2013
Someone from Hockessin, DE signed.
Oct 15th, 2013
Heather C. from Rockledge, FL writes:
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Why should they get phones they don't have to pay for when I have to pay for mine? I can understand for emergency use only but regular texting and phone call??? Ridiculous
Oct 15th, 2013
Someone from Harrah, OK writes:
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I think it is our moral obligation to help those in need. It is not our obligation to provide luxuries to bums.
Oct 14th, 2013
Jeffrey F. from Lititz, PA signed.
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Michael G. from Surprise, AZ signed.
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Someone from Soddy Daisy, TN signed.
Oct 13th, 2013
Lynn L. from Loudon, TN writes:
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Do not raise the debt ceiling! Stop trying to surrrender on the shutdown. There is no constitutional reason for crap like this program.
Oct 12th, 2013
robert b. from Nashua, NH signed.
Oct 11th, 2013
lorinda g. from Bradenton, FL signed.