Free cell phones are now a civil right

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  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Free cell phones are now a civil right

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    8:30 AM, August 1, 2011 ι Abby W. Schachter Pennsylvanians on public assistance now have a new 'civil right' -- free cell phones. Meanwhile, the rest of us get to pay higher cell bills as a result.
    Recently, a federal government program called the Universal Service Fund came to the Keystone State and some residents are thrilled because it means they can enjoy 250 minutes a month and a handset for free, just because they don't have the money to pay for it. Through Assurance Wireless and SafeLink from Tracfone Wireless these folks get to reach out and touch someone while the cost of their service is paid for by everyone else. You see, the telecommunications companies are funding the Universal Service Fund to the tune of $4 billion a year because the feds said they have to and in order to recoup their money, the companies turn around and hike their fees to paying customers. But those of use paying for the free service for the poor, should be happy about this infuriating situation, says Gary Carter, manager of national partnerships for Assurance, because "the program is about peace of mind." Free cell service means "one less bill that someone has to pay, so they can pay their rent or for day is a right to have peace of mind," Cater explained.
    Well, the telecommunications companies don't seem to love providing this 'right' to poor folks because they are trying to renegotiate the deal with the FCC. The telecommunications companies like Verizon and AT&T want more paying customers, but their desire to reform their deal with the feds dovetails nicely with the political ideology of the current FCC chairman Julian Genachowski, who like all Obama administration flunkies sees 'rights' where others see 'priviledges'. Just listen to how the agency put the question of providing broadband and cell service to those in rural and poor communities. "The goal of reform is to provide everyone with affordable voice and broadband," the agency said.
    Between 14 million and 24 million Americans lack access to broadband, "and immediate prospects for deployment to them are bleak," the FCC said in a report last year. "Many of these Americans are poor or live in rural areas that will remain unserved without reform of the universal service program and other changes," the report said.
    But who says that cheap or free broadband is anything more than a luxury?
    Well, another Obama flunkie, Rahm Emanuel, that's who. As we reported in June , the new mayor of Chicago was all excited to proclaim the wonderful news of free internet service to poor kids in Chicago's worst neighborhoods. And how could Mayor Emanuel pay for this new 'civil right'? Well, because the federal government extorted the money from Comcast when it wanted to buy NBC-Universal. Once again FCC chairman Genachowski was all about "helping the kids" by forcing the internet provider to give poor kids free netbooks, laptops, and internet service, indefinitely. And who is going to pay for this gift? Well, of course the rest of us poor saps who actually pay our bills.
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Oh I am so for this.
    Free cell phones for welfare receipents?
    Freaking sweet. I hope they got GPS so the know where each and everyone of them is.
    They can easily round them up and take them to interment camps when the time comes. So they can get their 3 hots and a cot.

    They decide to run? That's ok, Mr. Gman can track them down. I'm not worried, none of them is going to be calling me.

    Free internet? well, maybe they will stumble across some of the sites that we have found showing how the government and TPTB are destroying the world, then rise up and over throw their slave masters. WTF am i thinking! Skip the internet access, they will just be cruising for porn and the latest clip on TMZ.

    But, i'm still ok with the 'TracFone' wonder why they call it Trac?
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  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    I made it for the first 35 years of my life without a cell phone, so the welfare scum can live without them for now. They were available and reasonably priced for about 5 years before I got one and the main reason I did was so people could get ahold of me while I was on my dial up internet. As far as free internet for the children (I hate that for the children crap), they can get off their butts and walk to the library to use their computers or better yet look it up in a book like we used to.
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  5. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    There are other states that have already done this .
  6. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Now we know another reason why they needed to raise the debt ceiling..
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Only 35? Hang in, you can do a LOT more. I used the library for books, too, not internet.


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  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    LOL, I must be a little bit younger than you are. Got my first cell around 1997 and paid my own bill, imagine that! My wife always gives me crap for not having a cell with me at all times and I give her the didn't need one for my first 35 years line.
  9. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Most of the section 8 housing around here has satellite dishes installed for every unit. TV is probably one of the worst things you want to supply to an un-motivated fat-body. It's just another excuse to not do something.

    Of course, I'm sure the pinko-commie politicians want this to give the welfare queens their daily injection of left-wing booster shots. TV is their talk-radio.

    I don't watch TV...just pisses me off. However, it was on today and I heard on the McNeil-Lehrer news show that the FAA is still out of work. I quickly ran outside to see how many jets were falling out of the sky...none (yes, I know the controllers are immune from the furloughs). Makes you wonder how many other govt. agencies could go heels-up and people still make it without them. I'd start off with the NEA and Dept. of Energy...ka-ching. Install a flat tax and wipe the IRS from the world next.
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  10. CraftyMofo

    CraftyMofo Monkey+++

    I heard the other day that just two years ago, there was ONE employee at the Department of Transportation that made $170,000 per year. Now, there are one thousand, six hundred and ninety.

    I think i'd take my giant pair of scissors to these folks.
  11. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    ive gone 52 years without a cell phone and hope to go another 50+
    didnt have electricity til i was 17-18, wouldnt have had it after i married
    but some gov bureaucrat offered to take my kids if i didnt
    im kinda thankful for the amish, gives me ammo to fight those govt a-holes with :D
  12. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Just a little more pissed off with this socialistic leaning gub. We give the sludge of America free housing, food, utilities, clothing, transportation, med care, and now telephones so they can make free calls while dealing their dope. Methinks I am just a bit more than a little upset. Just the change I was hoping for-:rolleyes:
  13. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    The so-called "obamaphone" program began years beforeThe First Illegal Alien took office. And it'll be here long after he leaves. Another useless drain on our overtaxed economy......

    Our 'poor' are filthy rich compared to those in other nations, which don't have all these neat and nifty entitlement programs to 'help' them........ :rolleyes:
  14. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    I stopped the other day at a store to grab a soda and as I got to the front door there was a man and woman setting at a table with a big sign that said Free Cell Phone. I ask what was the catch the lady said no catch then the guy said you just have to be on public assistance. I said thats nice give the stay at home dope dealing crackheads another tool to aid them in not getting caught plus they save money. The lady told me that I was rude and that some of the people coulnt help it and was trapped. At which point I advised her that every crackhead I arrest had the same excuse we are trapped by the system. I have never worked a call where someone repoted that a working person was holding a gun to their head making them sell crack. Later I found out that the two people setting at the table was getting paid $10.50 an hour to give these free phones away. Then I relized where I made my mistake and it was when I was 15 years old I took my first job. If my dad hadn't raised me to think that a man is to work and provide for his family to make his own way in life and that it was an embarassment for an able body man to live off welfare. If I hadn't listened to him, I could be living the life drinking beer from the time I wake up until I passout, the state would feed me, my wife and children. While the working class gave a little more so I could get my cost of living raise. I'm going to tell my dad this week he owes me a free ticket on life. (I can see that as I lose my teeth and get disowned)
  15. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Right on Alpha. If I was a young man I would cease to "exist" as a citizen and play the system. I cannot blame anyone today for dropping out of the grind. I still work most every day and when not "on the job" I am working on the farm or houses or doing "honey do" stuff. Was raised to work hard, save, and make do with what I have. To repair, rebuild, and reuse things. Really galls me to see those "on the dole" doing nothing but making more babies, selling dope, and loafing all the time. I have to schedule my work if I want to go fishing/hunting/relaxing but these parasites do nothing but loaf and create problems. I know there are real situations where we need to help folks and am all for that but these 3rd and 4th generation welfare pukes need to be purged.
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  16. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    What makes it even worse is they breed to carry on the welfare society. I think that they should get treated like shelter dogs spay or neuter that way the next generation don't have to work their lives away to support them.
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  17. radpug

    radpug Monkey+

    Some state awhile back (I cant remember which one) Tried to
    put all the welfare people on mandatory birth control. I believe it was the one that gets inserted into the arm and releases medicine directly into the system.
    Any way it was completely reversible for when the person was no longer on welfare it would then be removed.
    The court rule that the mandatory birth control was against the persons civil rights and the state had to relent and stop the program.

    So its okay for people to have children they cant afford to raise, its their civil right. The rest of us have to pay for their freedom by financing the system thru our tax dollars. why t isn’t that an fringing on our civil rights for at least taxation with no representation on the matter.

    However this isn’t a race issue, their are just as many white parasites as any other. It just that you see more videos of minority’s in large metro areas.

    I think Florida wants welfare recipients to take a drug test. There is already shouts of racism and unfairness. Before i could get my job and most jobs I had my adult life, i had to pass a drug test. At any time my current company can require a drug test. So who is really being discriminated against, it the working class not the moocher class.
  18. Bumbury

    Bumbury Monkey+

    the welfare entitlement society built up by the federal gov and encouraged by the lberal thinking politicans think that they have the right to have everything that we the working people have... because they, well just deserve it... so the feds make corporate america give it to them and again we the working people pay... for generational welfare housing, food, healthcare ect... gov assistance that you pay for like unemployment and the such is fine to help people get by in a pinch but that should be IT..... PERIOD...
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  19. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Not trying to change the post about free phones but my neighbor and her two adult daughters for the past two years have recieved a $2000.00 furniture voucher. They live in a single residence and tell the welfare that they all live in a seperate room like an apartment. All three of them got the voucher that is $12000.00 in two yearsnot counting the food stamps and the checks they get for the five kids the two daughter's have and don't know who babies daddy is. It burns me up every morning I leave my home to go work a 12 or 14 hour day and they are setting on the front porch when I leave and still there when I get home living free. They show no signs of shame for living off the welfare system and even go to other neighbors and talk about how easy it is. I have advised the welfare several time of the fraud and just get told that it will be checked out. You know I have to tell my kids we can't afford certain thing that I will get it for them next payday and the neighbor kids already have it because my pay check helped buy it for them. Which meens I have to work overtime so my kids can have things and learn if you want something you have to work for it. These people are a waste of air and a burden on society this is what makes the Country I love and we all call home a weak nation and will be our down fall.
  20. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    It never gets 'checked out', as that would be a 'violation of their civil rights'........ yeah, I see it too, far too often.
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