Skip to comments.Paradise Lost: California to Provide Free Cell Phones for Homeless
Posted on 12/10/2012 3:09:05 PM PST by drewh
In California, the unemployment rate may be above 10.2%, and the state debt may be above $16 billion, the states GDP may be in serious trouble and businesses may be leaving in droves due to ever-increasing tax rates, but that isnt going to stop the gravy train for the states poor and dispossessed.
The California Public Utilities Commission is all set to greenlight a new program that would give homeless and low-income people free cell phones call them Obamaphones with free service.
The idea is to help them reach out to possible job opportunities and stay connected with family.
San Franciscos head of homeless initiatives, Bevan Dufty, was overjoyed: This is great it is transformative for homeless and low-income people.
I expect San Francisco to be in the forefront and a model city for this program. Fundamentally, to be in the mainstream of our society you have to have a phone. And really, for the homeless population, you need a cell phone because they dont have a home to hard-wire one into. We really need this plan.
Dufty is pushing an effort to allow the homeless to call 311 to find out where theres an available bed at a homeless shelter.
The state has funded phones for the poor for years, but they were always hardline phones, not cell phones. The new program will give beneficiaries some 250 minutes of time and 250 free text messages every month.
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surely this is an onion piece!
I have an elderly friend who has a free US government cell phone. She keeps it on the table right next to her land line.
Obama Phone Remix - (J. Geils Band - Centerfold) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N680dYVPKqU
What no data plan?
Uyghur, please! Possible dope deals maybe....
Hahahah. Yeah, riiiight. They want jobs. LOL.
This is great it is transformative for homeless and low-income people."
Yeah. They can't wait to see what freebies the politicians will steal for them next!
California is behind the curve on this Florida has had them since the Bush administration so where the Obama phone comes from is beyond me.
Or selling them.
By what right?
Just from the name you know he has to be gay.
Yep, gay alright.
Now they will charge their Obamaphones in public libraries while watching internet porn.
If this is a right...why can’t six year-old kids get the same deal from the state government? And the illegal aliens after they cross the border....could they get one? At some point, you just spend money on whatever you can....and just figure taxes will rise to meet your expectations.
Yep. Sure thing.
Really, it's to make them feel dignified in their squalor; or maybe to call up the legal aid lawyer and sue some establishment for showing them disrespect.
Communist/Marxist agenda, get rid of all land line phones. Then knock out the cell phone towers, no one can communicate and takeover begins. A great plan by Obama and his ilk.
Will they provide free re-charging stations on the street corners adjacent to the liquor stores or the overpasses?
If some scary entity was able to shut down cell phone communication in order to take over, wouldn’t they also have to shut down the internet?
And if they could do that, why would they need to first eliminate land lines? They’d have the power to shut those down as well.