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Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies .
WSJ ^ | February 11, 2013 | SPENCER E. ANTE

Posted on 02/12/2013 6:20:24 AM PST by Cheerio

The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: obama
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Rush doesn't refer to the Clown In Chief as Baraq Hessein O'Clause for nothing!! How do you think he won his reelection (aside from the cheating)?
1 posted on 02/12/2013 6:20:27 AM PST by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

I have heard they have been upgraded to IPHONES now...


2 posted on 02/12/2013 6:21:51 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cheerio

wow..

Billions and billions


3 posted on 02/12/2013 6:25:36 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cheerio

Perhaps now we’ll find out if Dr. Johnny Fever was right about the “phone cops.”


4 posted on 02/12/2013 6:26:14 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Doogle

40 stamps and an I-phone......................


5 posted on 02/12/2013 6:26:23 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Doogle

Maybe because some folks started to complain about previous Obamaphones being a bit on the junky as in not so great side.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 6:27:14 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Cheerio

Obamaphone Lady was right.......”...If you MINORITY......


7 posted on 02/12/2013 6:29:55 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: GeronL

I HAVE HEARD THAT MANY HAVE MULTIPLE PHONES UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES AND ADDRESSES.........


8 posted on 02/12/2013 6:30:57 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Biggirl

This always was and will be until it is stopped a vote buying and redistribution restitution play....Socialism at its worst...who thinks this stuff up???


9 posted on 02/12/2013 6:31:55 AM PST by Youngman542012
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To: GeronL
OBAMAPHONE!
10 posted on 02/12/2013 6:32:40 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Red Badger

I do not doubt that at all. I have seen a person get replacements with hardly any trouble at all, on taxpayer dime of course.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 6:32:47 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cheerio

People are intentianally defrauding an entitlement program? NO WAY! /s/


12 posted on 02/12/2013 6:33:10 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Cheerio
The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans potential Obama voters

There, fixed it.

13 posted on 02/12/2013 6:33:42 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Cheerio

They’ll manage your healthcare just as well as they managed phones.

I promise.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 6:33:56 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Kozak

like Obama Money from Obama’s stash


15 posted on 02/12/2013 6:33:56 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cheerio

Please,is there no one who can put a stop to this madness?


16 posted on 02/12/2013 6:35:46 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Cheerio

Seems to me a perfect opportunity for some cell phone staffer to claim under the Whistleblower statute no?


17 posted on 02/12/2013 6:36:09 AM PST by Riflema
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To: blackdog

oh man, that is pretty wicked. well-played


18 posted on 02/12/2013 6:37:02 AM PST by babble-on
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To: V_TWIN

“Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies”

No, they are STEALING from the U.S. taxpayer and will never be punished for it. That’s what’s really happening.

IMHO it’s a type of reparations payment.


19 posted on 02/12/2013 6:37:46 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: GeronL

“Millions for defense not one penny for tribute!” Thomas Jefferson circa 1804
“Billions for obama phones not one penny for defense!”
democrats circa 2013


20 posted on 02/12/2013 6:37:56 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: GeronL

“Millions for defense not one penny for tribute!” Thomas Jefferson circa 1804
“Billions for obama phones not one penny for defense!”
democrats circa 2013


21 posted on 02/12/2013 6:37:56 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: FES0844
Please,is there no one who can put a stop to this madness?

America voted for a second term of this clown, as well as retaining the RAT leadership in the Senate, so America enjoy every single moment of your next four years in your utopia. Some of us are tuning out.
22 posted on 02/12/2013 6:38:24 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

and what I hear they can have up to 9 of these phones....

and they are just following their lieing A$$ mentor who ignores a 3 judge panel that says he violated the constitution on recess appointments.

Now the Liar in Chief is buying off more voters by using our tax money paying off the moochers that cannot pay off their student loans. Stinking moochers.

These low life moochers have no class just like the occupants of the White Hut that violate laws every day of the week. Ghetto trash scum that need to be removed by force, tried, convicted and hung by a hemp rope.


23 posted on 02/12/2013 6:39:02 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Cheerio

Bread and Circuses©


24 posted on 02/12/2013 6:39:05 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: GeronL

the real crime is that it is WSJ uncovering the problem not house republicans!! Did anyone think after seeing all the TV ads for free phones that this is not a scam on the gov????


25 posted on 02/12/2013 6:49:56 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: q_an_a

I really don’t think the GOPe cares


26 posted on 02/12/2013 6:51:57 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bonehead4freedom

Over $2.2 bllion dollars giving away cellphones... and this is okay with the GOP? I haven’t heard them criticize this program at all, do they ever mention it?


27 posted on 02/12/2013 6:54:46 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cheerio

Laqueesha pops out another fatherless child and gets another Obama handout. She wakes up around noon and gets in her new Chevy Tahoe and goes to buy TBone steaks for dinner. Meanwhile I am standing in line at the grocery store behind her and her fully laden buggy full of steaks and ice cream and debbie cakes. I have a can of beans because I have no money left after PAYING for mine AND her phone and PAYING to feed her welfare babies.
Poor helpless Lequeesha and her 7 welfare babies. They play the system like a flute.


28 posted on 02/12/2013 6:55:25 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: Red Badger

I’ve seen these phones pitched on TV with a mom (white) saying now she can keep in touch with her kids. The children in the commercial are young, implying they’re living with her, implying multiple obamaphones in the family. So wrong.


29 posted on 02/12/2013 7:00:14 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Cheerio

"Everybody in Cleveland, all minorities, got Obama phone. Keep Obama in president, you know? He gave us a phone! You sign up. If you’re… If you on food stamps, you on Social Security, you got low income, you disability…


30 posted on 02/12/2013 7:05:17 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Cheerio

My little sister is a govt. employee / hardcore lefty and was a volunteer giving these things away last summer, we haven’t talked much since.


31 posted on 02/12/2013 7:09:43 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: Cheerio
Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies .

Any stats on how many were 0bama supporters and dims?

32 posted on 02/12/2013 7:12:19 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Cheerio

.....deerrrrrr......


33 posted on 02/12/2013 7:13:01 AM PST by Noamie
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Any stats on how many were 0bama supporters and dims?

No, but the *cost* has increased $1.4B (up to $2.2B from .8B) since 2008. And lucky us get to pay for it in our cell/land line bills.

34 posted on 02/12/2013 7:18:01 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: Cheerio

Shocked face in 3... 2... 1...

:-|


35 posted on 02/12/2013 7:20:51 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: dfwgator

Johnny Fever WAS right, at least back then, there WERE phone cops.

I know. I met them.


36 posted on 02/12/2013 7:23:50 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: GeronL

Never hear a thing do you? Every night when I watch tv you see the commercials, are you on food stamps, ssi disability, adc? You may qualify for a free cell phone with text.... I have to pay for my cell phone why do we have to give free phone service to those on the dole? Hey boner here’s a cut we can implement! You know instead of eliminating an aircraft carrier !


37 posted on 02/12/2013 7:31:55 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: Kozak

And yet Liberals continue to deny that there even IS such a thing as the Obamaphone program.

Make even the mere mention of it to a Lib and they go bat-shiite crazy denouncing you and calling you a liar.


38 posted on 02/12/2013 7:42:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Fresh Wind

Johnny: (after hearing the sirens) It’s the phone cops. They know what I did here today.
Venus: What are you talking about?
Johnny: They’re coming to get me, man!
Venus: That’s paranoia, man!
Johnny: Wake up, sucker, this is the phone company we’re talking about! They see everything, they know everything, they got their own covert police force! I’m probably wired for sound right now! I gotta get out of here!
Venus: Johnny!
Johnny: Don’t use my name!!


39 posted on 02/12/2013 8:44:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cheerio

I JUST heard Herman Cain (WSB radio 750-taking over for Neal Boortz) at 11:50 a.m. say that he had NOT HEARD about the “Obama-phones”!!!!! (this is sad, sad, sad.)

This reminded me immediately of Chris Wallace of Fox News saying he didn’t know who Nostradamus was!!

I’m convinced reading FreeRepublic should be a REQUIREMENT for everyone!


40 posted on 02/12/2013 9:16:10 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Iron Munro

Looks like the low income are eating well.The low informed always have a hand out for something.


41 posted on 02/12/2013 9:33:40 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: GeronL

This is why Tea party folks should make their arguements and let the pols come to them. The fewer left “who don’t care” will be better for the future.


42 posted on 02/12/2013 10:20:15 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!

For the sake of the show, they exaggerated a bit, but Johnny’s rant was basically factual.

Back in my misspent youth, I got involved with something that the phone cops took a dim view of. They came after me.


43 posted on 02/12/2013 11:55:57 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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