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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just when I thought I'd heard it all...

I was going to write about our Christmas trip to Disney World, but I need to share this with you instead. This is INSANE!

If you are on food stamps, get free lunch, are on SSI, or Medicaid, you can get a free cell phone with free minutes and free texting paid for by the US Government. It's called the Obama Phone. This, unfortunately, is not a joke. You and I are paying for people on the dole to have a cell phone.  We don't text because it's too expensive. BUT, if I were on welfare, I could - on YOUR dime.
There is something incredibly wrong with this picture!!

Don't believe me? Check it out:  https://www.safelinkwireless.com/EnrollmentPublic/home.aspx

I got this email:
Just when you think you've heard it all, our illustrious Congress quietly comes up with a new zinger to put their hands in your pockets, and pick them while you aren't watching. Isn't this just wonderful ?

I was standing in line at the checkout counter at WalMart and as I looked at the line behind me, I saw a couple of people talking about what looked like identical new cell phones, bragging about the fact that their phones were free and so was the airtime.

The woman in line behind me had heard the same exchange and turned to the young man behind her and asked, 'Is that a new type of cell phone?' The young man replied, 'Yes, this is my new Obama phone. She asked him what an Obama phone was, and he went on to say that, 'Welfare recipients are now eligible to receive what he described as (1) a FREE new cell phone, and (2) approximately 70 FREE minutes of air time every month.'

Needless to say, I was a little skeptical about his answer, so when I got back home, I Googled it, and lo and behold, he was telling the truth. This was what I discovered:

SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers. In other words, your tax dollars are being distributed to a wireless phone provider to provide welfare recipients with free cell phones and airtime. I don't know about you, but as for me, enough is enough. We are $14 Trillion in debt, Congress is balking at continuing unemployment payments to those who want to work, and Congress is increasing the dole-out to dead beats.

The ship of State is sinking, and it's sinking fast. The old concept of getting ahead through hard work has flown out the window. It has been replaced by Obama's and Congress' idea of Hope and Change. The country has changed all right, changed to "Why should I work for it, when I can get it for free?"

I clicked on the link and typed in my zip code.  Provided that I meet several criteria, I can get a free phone. Needless to say, I don't meet the criteria...  My husband works very hard. We don't get free lunch - we brown bag it to save money.  I pay for my own health insurance.  We chop wood to heat our house. We pay our mortgage in full and on time every month. I'm beginning to wonder why we bother to be productive members of society... 

I'm totally disgusted and enraged.

1 comment:

Renee said...

http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/cellphone.asp