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(Fox News)   The world's richest man is getting richer... Thanks to 'Obamaphones'   (foxnews.com) divider line 131
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2012-10-10 05:14:04 PM
Oh no. How will the right spin their anger one? See, they are against the "Obamaphones" but love capitalism. They like the idea of the rich getting richer, but this is a Mesican earning the money...which means the earned money is not staying in the US and going to a foreigner...wow, this will be a tough one for them
 
2012-10-10 05:52:58 PM
What's an "Obamaphone"?

www.danheller.com

Is it anything like a xylophone?
 
2012-10-10 05:53:49 PM
*Gasp* how does a Mexican get so rich?

Poor Fox viewers. First Obama wins the election again and now this.
 
2012-10-10 06:00:16 PM

Endive Wombat: Oh no. How will the right spin their anger one? See, they are against the "Obamaphones" but love capitalism. They like the idea of the rich getting richer, but this is a Mesican earning the money...which means the earned money is not staying in the US and going to a foreigner...wow, this will be a tough one for them


No need for spin.

Taking money, from ME, against my will, and using MY money to buy a phone and give it to someone else, is not capitalism, no matter who gets rich.
 
2012-10-10 06:03:28 PM
What kind of phones?

www.fohguild.org
 
2012-10-10 06:05:30 PM
Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Obamaphone
Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Obamaphone
I've got this feeling, so appealing,
for us to get together and sing. Sing!

www.myhero.com
 
2012-10-10 06:27:17 PM
Better those than homophones, amirite?
 
2012-10-10 06:33:30 PM
Considering the source of this article, I'm gonna whip out my Obamaphone and call bullsh*t.


/Reagan signed the bill into law, you idiots
 
2012-10-10 06:51:06 PM
Obama will apparently give me a phone now. What will Romney do for me?
 
2012-10-10 06:52:27 PM

fiver5: Endive Wombat: Oh no. How will the right spin their anger one? See, they are against the "Obamaphones" but love capitalism. They like the idea of the rich getting richer, but this is a Mesican earning the money...which means the earned money is not staying in the US and going to a foreigner...wow, this will be a tough one for them

No need for spin.

Taking money, from ME, against my will, and using MY money to buy a phone and give it to someone else, is not capitalism, no matter who gets rich.



Taxes, how do they work?
 
2012-10-10 06:53:58 PM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-10 06:55:17 PM
Is there nothing that won't outrage the right?
 
2012-10-10 06:56:26 PM
Conservative humor!
 
2012-10-10 06:56:38 PM
FTFA:

A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors ...

Isn't accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals illegal?
 
2012-10-10 06:56:46 PM

Sleeping Monkey: Is there nothing that won't outrage the right?


Lies and whiplash-inducing flip-flops from their candidates.
 
2012-10-10 06:57:48 PM
Favorite Obamaphones:
Fartbongo
Taxbongo
Obummer
Obambi
Obumble
 
2012-10-10 06:58:17 PM

Saborlas: Considering the source of this article, I'm gonna whip out my Obamaphone and call bullsh*t.


/Reagan signed the bill into law, you idiots


Shouldn't they be called Regaphones then? Why is Obama stealing the credit?
 
2012-10-10 06:58:45 PM
Slim?

scottlong1980.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-10 06:58:57 PM
oh my good poors are getting a reduction on cell phone payments of ALMOST NINE DOLLARS

call breitbart's ghost
 
2012-10-10 06:59:07 PM
Is it just me or does $70 billion seem too low to be the world's richest man?
 
2012-10-10 07:00:35 PM
And by that you mean Reaganphones, right trollmitter?
 
2012-10-10 07:08:01 PM

OgreMagi: FTFA:

A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors ...

Isn't accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals illegal?


I don't know if it would have been, but after Citizens united since these "obamaphones" are obviously doing business in the US, it's 100% ok.
 
2012-10-10 07:09:58 PM

Saborlas: Considering the source of this article, I'm gonna whip out my Obamaphone and call bullsh*t.


/Reagan signed the bill into law, you idiots


If Romney can retroactively leave his position at Bain, Obama can retroactively sign a bill into law.
 
2012-10-10 07:11:40 PM

StubhyGraham: Is it just me or does $70 billion seem too low to be the world's richest man?


Nope, the Saudis multiply like jackrabbits so their shares get diced up, Buffett gave away a lot of his, and the Indians who have billions spend it on decadence.
 
2012-10-10 07:12:24 PM
Worth repeating: Obamaphone lady sounds like a muppet.
 
2012-10-10 07:12:40 PM
Conservatards hate it when government programs work the way they were intended.


newnownext.mtvnimages.com
 
2012-10-10 07:15:18 PM

OgreMagi: FTFA:

A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors ...

Isn't accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals illegal?


Not if you keep donations under 200 to avoid reporting requirements.
 
2012-10-10 07:19:04 PM

birdboy2000: Obama will apparently give me a phone now. What will Romney do for me?


Grab your ankles and find out.
 
2012-10-10 07:19:41 PM

fusillade762: Better those than homophones, amirite?


Four for you. +4.
 
2012-10-10 07:20:49 PM

Vectron: Conservatards hate it when government programs work the way they were intended.


[newnownext.mtvnimages.com image 607x310]


Free phones for trash?
 
2012-10-10 07:22:02 PM

Saborlas: Considering the source of this article, I'm gonna whip out my Obamaphone and call bullsh*t.


/Reagan signed the bill into law, you idiots


I was checking to see if the article mentions that the expansion of the program happened in 2008, before Obama's inauguration, but it makes no mention of that fact.

The program, which began in the mid-1980s, has exploded in the past four years after being expanded from supplying landlines to the poor to providing cellular phones.

They want to blame Obama and their low-information readership will buy it hook, line, and sinker.
 
2012-10-10 07:22:19 PM

fiver5: Taking money, from ME, against my will, and using MY money to buy a phone and give it to someone else, is not capitalism, no matter who gets rich.


So then defense contractors and cdw-g are not capitalism? or are you spinning and not thinking you're spinning because poors.
 
2012-10-10 07:23:55 PM

OgreMagi: FTFA:

A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors ...

Isn't accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals illegal?


A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors are both ...

/nicely done.
 
2012-10-10 07:24:35 PM

birdboy2000: Obama will apparently give me a phone now. What will Romney do for me?


He'll give you a rafalca-hair brush and a car-elevator credit.
 
2012-10-10 07:26:50 PM

Sleeping Monkey: Is there nothing that won't outrage the right?


imageshack.us
 
2012-10-10 07:27:34 PM

OgreMagi: FTFA:

A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors ...

Isn't accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals illegal?


A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors are both getting even richer from the U.S. government program that supplies so-called "Obamaphones" to the poor.

Carlos Slim, who has an estimated net worth of $70 billion, owns a controlling stake in TracFone, which makes $10 per phone for each device it provides to poor Americans. The company, whose president and CEO is Frederick "F.J." Pollak, also makes money from extra minutes and data plans it sells to subscribers who get phones and service through the government's Lifeline program. The program, which began in the mid-1980s, has exploded in the past four years after being expanded from supplying landlines to the poor to providing cellular phones.


Liars gonna lie.

Of course you've proven in the past that the entire concept of how phones work baffles you. Maybe the whole industry even having a corporate structure just leaves you flummoxed
 
2012-10-10 07:27:59 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Obamaphone
Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Obamaphone
I've got this feeling, so appealing,
for us to get together and sing. Sing!


Socialist
Islamist
Islamofascistocialist
Obamaphone
 
2012-10-10 07:29:05 PM

fiver5: Endive Wombat: Oh no. How will the right spin their anger one? See, they are against the "Obamaphones" but love capitalism. They like the idea of the rich getting richer, but this is a Mesican earning the money...which means the earned money is not staying in the US and going to a foreigner...wow, this will be a tough one for them

No need for spin.

Taking money, from ME, against my will, and using MY money to buy a phone and give it to someone else, is not capitalism, no matter who gets rich.


-Oil Subsidies
-$300 hammers for the DoD
-Farm subsidies
-Piss-testing the poors
-More bureaucracy for Voter ID

The GOP must be really on your sh*t list, eh Concerned Citizen?
 
2012-10-10 07:30:17 PM

OgreMagi: FTFA:

A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors ...

Isn't accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals illegal?


Allow me.


Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors are both getting even richer from the U.S. government program that supplies so-called "Obamaphones" to the poor.

Fixed news conveniently leaves out the CEO of the company

From Huff Po:

The company's CEO, Frederick "F.J." Pollak, who is a major Obama donor, also makes a profit from the data plans and minutes beneficiaries of the Lifeline program buy.
 
2012-10-10 07:30:57 PM
Well I am more Infromed now.


Thank you Fox.
 
2012-10-10 07:31:59 PM

MyRandomName: OgreMagi: FTFA:

A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors ...

Isn't accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals illegal?

Not if you keep donations under 200 to avoid reporting requirements.


By the way I remember Mitt being the only presidential candidate to fly to a foriegn country to go to a fundraiser this time around.
 
2012-10-10 07:33:14 PM

All2morrowsparTs: MyRandomName: OgreMagi: FTFA:

A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors ...

Isn't accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals illegal?

Not if you keep donations under 200 to avoid reporting requirements.

By the way I remember Mitt being the only presidential candidate to fly to a foriegn country to go to a fundraiser this time around.


Yeah, but they were American expats in Israel. It's enough that his SuperPAC is littered with foreign money.
 
2012-10-10 07:33:32 PM
damn. we cant even use crappy phones from US factories?

oh wait, we shut pretty much all our manufacturing down?

hold the phone.
 
2012-10-10 07:34:24 PM

fiver5: Taking money, from ME, against my will, and using MY money to buy a phone and give it to someone else, is not capitalism, no matter who gets rich.


Why do you hate Ronald Reagan?
 
2012-10-10 07:35:16 PM
The USF also funds companies that provide telephone service to rural areas where it is cost prohibitive, and it is those companies that typically are the cause USF abuse and corruption.

Blaming low-income, elderly, or handicapped for USF abuse ... to me that is like blaming the flies for the dead chicken that the fox had killed.
 
2012-10-10 07:36:51 PM

Silly Jesus: Vectron: Conservatards hate it when government programs work the way they were intended.


[newnownext.mtvnimages.com image 607x310]

Free phones for trash?


At least now we know where you're posting from....
 
2012-10-10 07:36:59 PM

OgreMagi: FTFA:

A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors ...

Isn't accepting campaign donations from foreign nationals illegal?


Ask Mitt. He is the one that went to a foriegn country for a fundraising dinner.
 
2012-10-10 07:38:38 PM

rooftop235: damn. we cant even use crappy phones from US factories?

oh wait, we shut pretty much all our manufacturing down?

hold the phone.


Sorry I had to pay for another elevator in my garage somehow. Those jobs had to go to China.
 
2012-10-10 07:39:29 PM

fiver5: Taking money, from ME, against my will, and using MY money to buy a phone and give it to someone else, is not capitalism, no matter who gets rich.


How about if it was wars instead of phones and Halliburton instead of poor people?
 
2012-10-10 07:41:22 PM
Anyone else notice this gem?

FTFA
: U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, (R-Ark.), who has been one of the biggest critics of the Lifeline program's explosive growth, said he can't blame Slim for doing lucrative business with the federal government.

"I'm not against a company making a profit," Griffin said. "If they are making money off the program, the blame goes to the federal government for creating the program."


Is this a Republican saying corporations shouldn't make money off of government contracts?

I wonder how he voted regarding military spending?
 
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