The dead have been loyal constituents of the Democrat Party at least since JFK’s rigged election, so it is hardly surprising that like the ObamaPhone Lady, they are being rewarded with free cell phones.
Dead people don’t need cell phones.
That’s the message Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas wants to send Congress, after he says a controversial government-backed program that helps provide phones to low-income Americans ended up sending mobiles to the dead relatives of his constituents. …
“This program demands reform,” Griffin told FoxNews.com on Monday. “There is a lot of waste in it and we need to be asking ourselves, ‘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?’”
Don’t give Obama et al. ideas.
Who finances this outrage? The suckers who pay their bills, instead of letting the government make other people pay them.
The program is funded by charges that appear on the monthly bills of every wireless and landline phone customer in the country. The money goes into a Universal Service Fund that pulls its revenues from fees that show up on most telephone bills as the “federal universal service charge.” The fees range but can go up to $3.22 a month.
The cost of the program has tripled to $2.2 billion in 2012 from $819 million in 2008.
The FCC admits to 41% of ObamaPhone subscribers getting the phones fraudulently. Given the veracity of federal bureaucrats, the real percentage is undoubtedly much higher.
Massive waste and graft are inevitable, once we have granted government the authority to force the disfavored to pay for the favored’s goods and services.
On a tip from Artfldgr.