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O-Phones, Obama And O-Morons

You have to be dumb to vote for Barack Obama, but there are no shortage of morons, video:

I wondnr4 what B.J. Clinton thinks of President Fifty Seven States, taking personal credit for a law B>J. signed in 1006? from, Time [1]:

Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people who don’t qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.

Last summer, a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story [2] shed some light on a government program that relatively few Americans knew existed. (Read more about it here [3].) The Lifeline program [4] provides low-income Americans with free cell phones (basic ones such as those made by Tracfone, not smartphones) and covers up to 250 free minutes each month. As many as 5.5 million residents in Pennsylvania alone could qualify for the program, which is funded primarily by the Universal Service Fund [5] fee added to the bills of land-line and wireless customers.

The program came to be after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 [6] was passed, and the FCC created the Universal Service Fund to help “to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable, and affordable rates,” among other things. All telecommunications carriers must pay into the fund, and many do so by tacking on a fee to each of their customers’ bills. It’s probably added into your monthly wireless bill and your landline bill, if you still have one.

Hat tip and reax,  Cripes Suzette [7]:

Sadly, “Fool Stamps” Does Not Have Its Own Website
The latest We’re Laughing On The Outside But Crying On The Inside internet sensation is the ObamaPhone lady who wants to “keep Obama in president”.

Interesting thing about that Obama Phone – did you know it’s been a federal program since 1966 ? And not only is it this program known as Obama Phone but Obama Phone has its own website? I’m not even kidding!

Give away free stuff, let people think you provided it.