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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Welfare Cell Phones Cost Tax Payers 2.1 BILLION

Yes ladies and gentlemen our poor in this country have cell phones provided by the U.S. government which means we pay for it. To the tune of 2,100,000,000 in 2011 and its projected to grow to 3.3 billion by 2014. Can anyone please tell me if the poor in Haiti have cell phones. I have said for some time that the liberal mantra that the poor in this nation have it so terrible is rot. If you were to take our poor and transplant them to Haiti with all government benefits intact they would be in the 1 % for that nation. How many three bedroom air conditioned homes with indoor toilets, running water, big screen T.V's, cell phones, cars and the like do you see in Haiti.

One thing for certain the next time I see a story about some drug bust and in the haul by police are the mandatory multiple cell phones I am going to ask myself if I was underwriting his or her drug operation.

Spending Off the Hook: Free Phones Costing Taxpayers $2.1 Billion Per Year

by John Sexton1 day ago

You're probably familiar with the food stamp program which grew from $35 billion in 2008to $75 billion last year. But did you know that getting food stamps also makes you eligible for a free government cell phone?

A program called Lifeline provides free phones and free monthly minutes to anyone on food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Head Start, and several other government programs. And just like food stamps, Lifeline (aka "phone stamps") has been growing by leaps and bounds since 2008, at significant cost to taxpayers.

H/T Breitbart

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