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(Opposing Views)   If you hear dead people, it's probably because they're calling you from their taxpayer funded cell phones   (opposingviews.com) divider line 9
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2013-03-12 08:27:11 AM
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That's what a Republican congressman says. What's obvious is that companies are sending out the phones and then billing the government. This would be fraud. But Republican congressmen don't see companies taking advantage -they see big gubbamint'.
2013-03-12 11:17:28 AM
1 votes:
It is always hard to tell which threads will get the little pink mafia's panties in a wad, but here we are.

Who gives a shiat who started it or who kept it going and embiggening the program?  The one with true nuts will fix it.  I doubt we will see it in our lifetime at any rate as long as politicians are running the country.  Y'all keep on with the partisan hackery and pointing at garbage instead of picking it up.
2013-03-12 09:23:56 AM
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atomic-age: If you derpsters want poor people to work, you'll need to accept that cell phones are a necessity, not a luxury. Not only must a person be reachable, many employers actually want employees who can use a smart phone. My husband's job interview included the question "do you have a smart phone?" If he'd said no, he would not have gotten the job.


So no personal bias here.

The victimized citizenry need to stop claiming this "no longer a luxury" thing. "New cars are no longer a luxury, computers are no longer a luxury, homes larger than my needs are no longer a luxury, dishwashers are no longer a luxury etc..." It's called living within your means. Outside of food, water, clothing and livable shelter many things ARE a luxury no one should feel entitled to unless they can reasonably afford them. We should just be thankful we live in a part of the world where our health and well-being, our education and other important things are seen as essential. We should not be whining that the government owes us a free phone or else we can't work.
2013-03-12 09:06:35 AM
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atomic-age: If you derpsters want poor people to work, you'll need to accept that cell phones are a necessity, not a luxury. Not only must a person be reachable, many employers actually want employees who can use a smart phone. My husband's job interview included the question "do you have a smart phone?" If he'd said no, he would not have gotten the job.


If unemployed people (particularly blah ones) got jobs, who would they get to feel automatically superior to? They want to rail on them for not having jobs, they don't want them to actually get jobs, so assistance in getting jobs is bad.
2013-03-12 08:44:40 AM
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2013-03-12 08:41:07 AM
1 votes:

computerguyUT: How bout we only give free Obamaphones to LIVE worthless non working people.


Why aren't they called Reagan phones? Didn't he start the program with the technology of that day, landlines.
2013-03-12 08:39:10 AM
1 votes:
Just remember stories like this the next time you see a Fark headline like these:  You all laughed, said it wasn't gonna have any effect, gonna have any sort of impact on normals. Well you were wrong, because those of us outside of D.C. are starting to feel this sequestration thing

And just remember that instead of cutting the 'Cell phones for dead people' program, programs that are impacting alive people are being cut.
2013-03-12 01:58:19 AM
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FTFA: To fix this problem, Griffin has introduced a bill to Congress that would scale back the cell phone program by providing only landline services to low-income citizens.

Will it be cheaper to provide landlines to dead people? What would the installation charges be?

Rep. Tim Griffin: Where do we draw the line? Do we give everybody an iPad next? A computer? Is that the role the federal government should be playing?

I guess that would depend on whether or not they are needed to contact emergency services, help with job searches, and keep in contact with family.
2013-03-12 01:03:35 AM
1 votes:
Ima gonna be buried with a cellphone just in case there has been some mistake made.
 
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