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Get Your FREE Cellphone, America! It’s the NEW Entitlement!

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!” ?

 

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  1. shelia blackburn
    2240 brgve rd-413
    AtlAnta ga 30331
    i wiol like to ge t A free phone
    than k u

  2. Leslie Root says:

    What you would be much more appauled to learn is that the government doesn’t pay for these phones. Every person who has a cell phone, (I’m honestly not certain about land lines), pays an additional fee on their monthly bill that pays for these phones. People were in an uproar about the ‘government phones’, and the White House was quick to adamently deny that the government was paying for them. If you research carefully, you’ll find that to be absolutely true. It is we, the taxpayers who are footing the bill.

    • Leslie, I challenge you to think outside of the box a bit.
      I notice that you said “It is we, the taxpayers who are footing the bill.” So it is my assumption that you are a taxpayer, not someone looking for a handout. So when you “see” me “yelling” below, it’s not a personal attack… it’s to stress my point that YES, the GOVERNMENT IS paying for this. It’s all a matter of how you look at WHO is the government.

      You are ABSOLUTELY right! It IS WE THE TAXPAYERS who are footing the bill- not only for the cell phones, but for other entitlements such as government housing, food stamps, medicaid, etc. Now, Medicare and Social Security are actually PAID INTO over the years, I believe that the government has just misused these funds over the years and this is one of the main reasons those two programs are in the trouble they are in.

      However, for the other entitlements such as the ones I listed above, and the cell phones as well, these are AL STRICTLY PAID FOR BY THE TAX PAYERS!

      The FUND for this program- set up by the FCC (FEDERAL Communications Commission)- see, notice that the F in FCC stands for FEDERAL-which is our United States GOVERNMENT- hence, the GOVERNMENT, FUNDED BY TAX-PAYERS- is footing the bill for this WELFARE ENTITLEMENT!

      Here are the facts:
      http://www.universalservice.org/about/universal-service/fund-facts/fund-facts.aspx

      If you notice in these two charts and graphs:
      http://www.universalservice.org/_res/documents/about/pdf/fund-facts/LI-CETC-ILEC-Distribution.pdf
      http://www.universalservice.org/about/universal-service/fund-facts-charts/li-disbursements-bar-graph.pdf
      the amount paid out is rising more and more every year. Where, oh WHERE do these funds come from? Ahhhh yes….. WE TAX PAYERS who TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for ourselves! We do not EXPECT the GOVERNMENT to take care of us, NOR do we feel we are ENTITLED to a cell phone or anything else for that matter. WE BELIEVE WE MUST ALL WORK FOR WHAT WE HAVE!

      WE- THE TAXPAYERS- ARE the government! We just don’t act like it these days, because we have allowed the politicians to take over things. And now we are paying the consequences.