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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Georgia to begin charging poor people for a lifeline that costs the state nothing   (ajc.com) divider line 18
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2013-10-15 12:58:15 PM
10 votes:
Dicks.

You're all a bunch of dicks, cheats and liars, Republicans. Go fark yourselves

God bless the liberal bastion of Massachusetts
2013-10-15 01:34:57 PM
5 votes:
That's just plain cruelty.  It solves no problem, it serves no purpose - other than "you are poor, so f*ck you"

Is this that an example of that famous southern hospitality/Christian values I've heard so much about?
2013-10-15 01:22:41 PM
4 votes:
FTFA: The program was created during the Reagan Administration and expanded in 2005 to cover mobile phones.

So, naturally, they're called 'Obamaphones' by the baggers.
2013-10-15 03:06:51 PM
3 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: Corvus: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: The program was created during the Reagan Administration and expanded in 2005 to cover mobile phones.

So, naturally, they're called 'Obamaphones' by the baggers.

I pointed out the fact above to some teaparty nut and he said he already knew that but he said that was no reason to stop calling them "Obamaphones"

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Did the Tea Party borrow Obama's time machine?


One retarded person vs. an entire political movement consisting of retarded persons.

You wanna try again or just step out of the batter box in shame?
2013-10-15 01:10:04 PM
3 votes:
There are several states who govern entirely on the "F*uck Poor People" platform.
2013-10-15 02:58:47 PM
2 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: That's just plain cruelty.  It solves no problem, it serves no purpose - other than "you are poor, so f*ck you"

Is this that an example of that famous southern hospitality/Christian values I've heard so much about?


Its all about being poor and white and thinking that those poor blacks are getting things for free that you're not getting. The Republican Party platform isn't fark the poor. It's, "Hey poor people...look at that other poor person who is taking all of your money. Its not the bankers or the corporations that you have to worry about, its THAT guy."


/I know, that's too much for a bumper sticker
2013-10-15 01:52:45 PM
2 votes:
A U.S. Government Accountability Office reported that as many as one in six people receiving free cell phones did not meet income or other need-based requirements to receive the free or discounted phone service. The reports of fraud prompted PSC member Doug Everett to call for tighter oversight on the Lifeline program in Georgia.

Let's see...

1) Identify fraud.
2) Punish everyone.

Seems fair.  I do wonder, though. Out of the six people receiving the phones, who do they think is more likely to be able to afford (or avoid) the $5 fee, the 1 scammer or the 5 actually needy?
2013-10-15 03:23:35 PM
1 votes:
This is blatantly and very obviously a "poor tax". If this actually survives through the courts, then the Default may as well happen because this country needs to be burned to the ground.
2013-10-15 03:08:48 PM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: Corvus: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: The program was created during the Reagan Administration and expanded in 2005 to cover mobile phones.

So, naturally, they're called 'Obamaphones' by the baggers.

I pointed out the fact above to some teaparty nut and he said he already knew that but he said that was no reason to stop calling them "Obamaphones"

[duanegraham.files.wordpress.com image 647x586]

Did the Tea Party borrow Obama's time machine?


Ironically, had the GoP taken credit for that program it might have helped them.
2013-10-15 02:30:04 PM
1 votes:
Guys, the only reason we have poor people is because we make life too easy on the poor. Georgia's Republicans are just trying to encourage the poor to stop being poor because, if we make poverty hard, no one will want to be poor.

As a matter of fact, I think we should help Georgia's elected officials do an even better job with this. I think that all the people responsible for this new charge to the poor should find out about the other luxuries that the poor experience. For a period of two months, all of these politicians should get paid minimum wage for their jobs. Let's freeze their bank accounts and have them spend the entire two months in government-subsidized housing.  Their families should live there, too, to get the full experience of how easy life is for the poor.  No insurance. No cars (or maybe the state  could get a fleet of cars from the 1990s that are in bad repair), these officials should experience the sheer extravagance of public transportation for work and shopping  Oh, and how easy will it be to shop with the generous SNAP allotment the state gives to the poor!

After two months of living like those lucky-duckies, the Georgia legislature will know all about how easy the poor have it.
2013-10-15 02:22:09 PM
1 votes:
farking Georgia.
2013-10-15 02:07:47 PM
1 votes:

Corvus: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: The program was created during the Reagan Administration and expanded in 2005 to cover mobile phones.

So, naturally, they're called 'Obamaphones' by the baggers.

I pointed out the fact above to some teaparty nut and he said he already knew that but he said that was no reason to stop calling them "Obamaphones"


I've had pretty much the same conversation with self professed conservatives before.  There really isn't anything you can say to those people that can bring out a reasoned response on any subject.  Many of them can't even be engaged in any subject without devolving into nonsensical right wing talking points.  Not all that long ago at work, a few of us were in the break room during lunch.  I asked one girl if she could pass me the ketchup.  She picked up the Heinz bottle and, with a huge shiat-eating grin, announced "Look, one for each state!" while pointing at the 57 varieties label.  How the fark do you respond to something like that?
2013-10-15 02:07:45 PM
1 votes:

somedude210: Dicks.

You're all a bunch of dicks, cheats and liars, Republicans. Go fark yourselves

God bless the liberal bastion of Massachusetts


Republicans are assholes.
2013-10-15 02:01:08 PM
1 votes:
The Georgia Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to approve the measure amid a pending federal lawsuit from a national wireless telephone group

Considering that there's going to be a federal lawsuit, it's actually going to cost the state money to try to charge people for the phones. But it's all worth it because we need to punish people for being poor.
2013-10-15 01:57:44 PM
1 votes:

palelizard: Let's see...

1) Identify fraud.
2) Punish everyone.


Welcome to rural American Christian culture.

That's the entire point. Judge and punish others to advance in your little social bubble.
2013-10-15 01:56:17 PM
1 votes:
How does charging people $5 stop fraud again?

Wouldn't it actually bring a higher percentage of fraud because it would get rid of a higher percent of poor than the people committing fraud who have actually more money?
2013-10-15 01:53:16 PM
1 votes:

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: The program was created during the Reagan Administration and expanded in 2005 to cover mobile phones.

So, naturally, they're called 'Obamaphones' by the baggers.


Came in here to say exactly this.  Facts don't bother these people.
2013-10-15 01:04:06 PM
1 votes:
Much like voter ID laws, a solution in search of a problem.
 
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