Lifeline started out as a program that enables the housebound to have basic landline phone service for 911 purposes. Like all government programs, it has expanded way beyond its original intent.
It would have been easier to never have extended such a program to cell phones in the first place.
One other ’unintended consequence‘ of the program is that recipients are gaming the system to get multiple cellphones and then sell them to drug dealers.
No wonder they’re called obamaphones…
I was constantly harassed by ‘customers’ who were expecting their Obamaphones yesterday. Then they had the gall to blame me if their phone got stolen. Unless they made other arrangements, I delivered packages to their door. Knocked. Hard. You ain’t home? Tough! Call the police. The only reason I wouldn’t leave it at your Section 8 apartment door is if I needed a signature.
Actually the original Lifeline program was for the poor elderly to have a landline phone and every few years, they added a new category until at the end (remember that was a Democrat Congress) of the Bush Administration they came up with moving into cell phones, it was just Obama who in March 2012 just before his re-election vote started advertising the program to increase the number of people on it.
And wasn’t it one of the big o’s promises to search out and end - fraud, waste, abuse and redundancy to help reduce the debt by half by the end of his first term?
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