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DiabloViejo
09-27-2012, 06:17 PM
<span style='font-size: 17pt'>The Truth About The Obama Phone</span>
By Judd Legum on Sep 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm


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On Thursday, the Drudge Report splashed a video of an unidentified woman who claims to have received a free “Obama Phone.”

The video has captured the attention of the right online, who see it as proof that Obama supporters are dependent on government. On his show today, Rush Limbaugh weighed in (http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/09/27/the_47_speaks_she_s_voting_for_obama_because_he_ga ve_her_a_free_phone) :

"So these are the people that don’t like Romney because of what he said about 47%? No, these are the 47%!… She knows. She knows how to get this free Obama phone. She knows everything about it. She may not know who George Washington is or Abraham Lincoln, but she knows how to get an Obama phone."

Thousands of conservatives are on Twitter, telling jokes about the #ObamaPhone (http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/09/27/the_47_speaks_she_s_voting_for_obama_because_he_ga ve_her_a_free_phone) .

<span style="color: #990000">There is one problem with the Obama Phone: <u>It doesn’t exist</u>.
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Since 2009, there has been an urban myth that Obama created a program to provide free phones to low-income Americans at taxpayer expense. There is, in fact, a government program that will provide low-income people with a free or low cost cell phone. It was started in 2008 under George W. Bush (http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-phone/) .

The idea of providing low-income individuals with subsidized phone service was originated in the Reagan (http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-phone/) administration following the break-up of AT&T in 1984. (It was expanded and formalized by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.) The program is paid for by telecommunications companies through an an independent non-profit (http://www.universalservice.org/about/) , <u>not through tax revenue</u>.

eg8r
09-27-2012, 09:05 PM
So is the woman some Republican plant that actually paid for her phone? Or did she get a free phone paid for by the government which is run by Obama?

eg8r

Qtec
09-28-2012, 02:05 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So is the woman some Republican plant that actually paid for her phone? Or did she get a free phone paid for by the government which is run by Obama?

eg8r </div></div>

Once again you run your mouth off without EVEN reading the post OR the link.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">About USAC

The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is an <span style='font-size: 14pt'>independent, not-for-profit corporation</span> created in <span style='font-size: 17pt'>1997 </span>to collect universal service contributions from telecommunications carriers and administer universal support mechanisms (programs) designed to help communities across the country secure access to affordable telecommunications services. USAC carries out its functions as the administrator of the federal universal service programs and universal service fund (USF) under the oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

USAC administers universal service programs for high cost companies in rural areas, low-income consumers, rural health care providers, and schools and libraries.
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ie, <u>they decide</u> who gets a phone, not Obama.

Q

Gayle in MD
09-28-2012, 08:24 AM
Typical Troll!

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Soflasnapper
09-28-2012, 09:25 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So is the woman some Republican plant that actually paid for her phone? Or did she get a free phone paid for by the government which is run by Obama?

eg8r </div></div>

By a strange coincidence, I happened to hear Rush's piece on this, live on the air.

Yes, in my opinion, this woman was a plant and a set up job.

Why? For starters, for some odd reason, this woman was at a Romney rally. Really?

DiabloViejo
09-28-2012, 10:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So is the woman some Republican plant that actually paid for her phone? Or did she get a free phone paid for by the government which is run by Obama?

eg8r </div></div>

And you have the nerve to question MY english comprehension skills? Do you not understand what the below quote from the article means?

<span style='font-size: 17pt'><span style="color: #CC0000">"The program is paid for by telecommunications companies through an an independent non-profit , not through tax revenue."</span></span>

eg8r
09-28-2012, 11:04 AM
Keep on searching bubba.

eg8r

eg8r
09-28-2012, 11:05 AM
Keep on searching bubba.

eg8r

LWW
09-28-2012, 02:43 PM
Here's the facts ... the program began under Reagan to give the poor 911 service only.

Obama and the demokrooks converted it into a vote buying scheme.

DiabloViejo
09-28-2012, 02:53 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here's the facts ... the program began under Reagan to give the poor 911 service only.

Obama and the demokrooks converted it into a vote buying scheme. </div></div>

As usual all you bring to the table, is absolute rubbish and bullsh*t.: http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-phone/

BTW if you're going to respond to something then at the very least read the article and the provided links before you shoot your mouth off. So one more time: "the program is funded by telecom companies, not by taxes, <u>and the president has nothing to do with it.</u>" Period, end of story. You lose again!

LWW
09-28-2012, 02:57 PM
We already knew that you don't read your own links.

DiabloViejo
09-28-2012, 03:39 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We already knew that you don't read your own links. </div></div>

LOL! You're getting weaker and weaker all the time. On the other hand, the third grade class at your closest elementary school would be impressed with your snappy comeback. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

BTW, 'fess up...this is what you like to do when you're not spewing your ideological diarrhea all over the internet, isn't it?

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llotter
09-30-2012, 05:05 AM
Well, it is the case that there are now a million free phones in Ohio alone and they are called 'Obamaphones'. It doesn't make any difference who is responsible or when this program came into existence, all those poor saps that are getting the free stuff, will be thanking The Moron with their votes.

LWW
10-01-2012, 05:15 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well, it is the case that there are now a million free phones in Ohio alone and they are called 'Obamaphones'. It doesn't make any difference who is responsible or when this program came into existence, all those poor saps that are getting the free stuff, will be thanking The Moron with their votes. </div></div>

Well said.

LWW
10-01-2012, 05:15 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We already knew that you don't read your own links. </div></div>

LOL! You're getting weaker and weaker all the time. On the other hand, the third grade class at your closest elementary school would be impressed with your snappy comeback. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

BTW, 'fess up...this is what you like to do when you're not spewing your ideological diarrhea all over the internet, isn't it?

http://cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/phpthumbnails/62/62502/62502_1_468c.jpeg </div></div>

Hondo ... you claim to hate such speech as what DV just used. Here's your chance to prove it and call him out.

DiabloViejo
10-01-2012, 02:00 PM
<span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #000099">Did I hurt your widdle feelings?.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif </span></span>


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Stretch
10-02-2012, 12:51 AM
LMAO! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif St.