Yesterday I posted an ad on Craigslist for some things I am giving away. I posted in the Free section, because quite honestly I just do not have the time to haggle with people. The things I am getting rid of are not in the greatest of condition, but they are still usable for someone just starting out.
When I clicked the link in my email to confirm my posting, it took me to the main Craigslist Free listings page. I had to scroll to find my posting. As I was scrolling, another listing caught my eye. The title was something along the lines of, “Get Your Free Cell Phone Paid For By The Government”. I opened up the listing, and saw a full page ad for a government issued cell phone, if you “qualify”. The post also warned to make sure you write everything down because some people “have nothing better to do than report the ad as spam”.
I did not have a chance to read through everything last night, and sure enough, when I went back to check it out today, the ad is gone. However, all I had to do was do a general Internet search for “free government cell phone” and not only did I find the company that I saw the ad for yesterday, but several others as well!
As I browsed through some of the sites, I read the comments, and one person posted:
“Wow this is awesome i think the government is doing everything to help us.Cheers”
Yes, I quoted that word for word, exactly as it was written!
Honestly, I am not sure why I am writing this article right now, because I just do not have the words to express how appalled I am with finding this information!
So, don’t worry, America! You are going to be alllllll better now, with Uncle Sugar taking care of you! I am not quite sure when Uncle Sam moved out and Uncle Sugar moved in, but it looks like he’s here to stay! With Uncle Sugar’s cell phone offer you get a FREE phone AND 250 FREE minutes a month! WOW! Where do I sign up?
Oh wait! Excuse me? Oooooohhhhhhhhhhhh! Ok! I don’t qualify? And just why is that?
Oh, I see! Because I am a responsible adult and I don’t expect the government to take care of me?
So……….. where is Uncle Sugar getting the money to pay for all these free cell phones and cell minutes!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I see! From MY pocket, and every other honest, tax-paying citizen!
You are so very welcome, Uncle Sugar and all those looking for yet another free handout! One day, my money is going to run out, and that day is not too far away! Whatcha gonna do then, huh?
America… tax-payers- when does it stop? When are we going to say, “Enough is ENOUGH!” ?