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Telecom Outrage: Obamaphone Program Plagued With Fraud: Over 13 Million Free Cell Phones Given Away In 2014

Mac Slavo
January 29th, 2015
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Among the free entitlements offered to lower-income individuals and those less fortunate are free cell phones subsidized by tax payments from the middle class. The program, originally designed under President Ronald Reagan and pushed into the mainstream by President George Bush, has exploded under President Obama with over 13 million phones issued to “qualified” individuals in 2014 alone. The phones are supposed to give people who would otherwise not be able to afford them a lifeline to emergency services and loved ones.

But according to an undercover report by CBS News, the Lifeline Wireless program is plagued by outrageous levels of fraud.

If you own a cellphone, you pay for the free phones and their wireless plans via a monthly tax on your cellphone called the Universal Service Tax. Although the Lifeline wireless program has been around since 2005 and started under President George W. Bush, it ballooned under President Obama and the phones are often referred to as Obamaphones.

To qualify for one of the cellphone plans, you have to be low income — on food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance or some other government program.

But multiple times a CBS4 producer and reporter found phone agents in Denver circumventing strict government rules to ensure that only the truly needy get the free phones.

In one case a Total Call agent used someone else’s food stamp card to provide eligibility for a CBS4 producer. On another occasion another Total Call agent said it would be perfectly fine to use a friend’s food stamp card to establish eligibility and obtain a free phone.

The company is asking the public to let it know of any improper activity with regard to Lifeline applications submitted to Total Call.

Of course, Total Call would have probably preferred to continue shipping phones and service plans without these pesky investigations because it was a financial boon for their company. Under the Obamaphone plan everyone makes money. Well, almost everyone, except for the people who actually have to pay for them through forced mandates.

In 2012 we noted that the government set aside $2.4 billion for the Lifeline Wireless program for a single year worth of phones and monthly plan payments. As we predicted then, and as is normally the case when government is involved in managing any sort of social program, those hard-earned taxpayer dollars would be redistributed to millions of people who don’t actually require the service or use it for what it was designed to be used for.

Over $2.4 billion in freshly printed dollars will be directed towards the program, which aims to connect tens of millions of poverty stricken Americans to the digital grid.

While we realize that some of those individuals, like those who cannot work for medical reasons for example, need access to phones in the event of an emergency, we can’t help but wonder how many millions of people like Duane Brooks, Jr. will be able to make calls, send text messages, and update their Facebook profiles instantly at the expense of others.

Case in point. Here’s Duane Brook, Jr., an able-bodied adult fully capable of working a job, yet he collects hundreds of dollars from the government, pays no rent and spends the money “on himself” instead of actually doing something productive with it:

When you get your cell phone bill next month, take a look at the taxes you’re paying. You paid for those 13 million phones distributed to the “truly needy” last year. Moreover, when you do your personal income taxes this year and because you didn’t have health insurance last year as mandated under the Patient Affordable Care Act, you’ll be paying a tax of $95 or 1% of your income (whichever is higher) just so people like Duane can have a free cell phone, free rent, a free Obamaphone and, of course, affordable health insurance (that you yourself cannot afford because you are so well off).

Of course, we knew this was coming and President Obama said it himself to our friend Joe ‘The Plumber’ Wurzelbacher during the run-up to his election:

It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just wanna make sure that everybody who is behind you… that they’ve got a chance at success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

It was all fun and games and great talking points for the media and Obama’s disciples at the time. Eqaulity and all that – you know.

But now, eight years later, we see just how “good for everybody” Mr. Obama’s policies really are.

Turns out they’re great for people who get, as Vice President Joe Biden recently said, “free stuff” from the White House.

Unfortunately, free stuff isn’t actually free and someone – YOU – has to pay for it.

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    • Acid Etch (Huge Dick) says:

      Hollywood cunt Julianne Moore doesn’t like guns…except for all the movies when she is shooting and killing motherfuckers without any emotional response. Cunts should keep their stupid opinions to themselves.

      I will not suffer a cunt to speak in the temple. Let her remain in obedient silence and submit to her mans demands. Bitches.

    • Acid Etch says:

      Some of you stupid old fuckheads are still babbling away about the XL pipeline.

      Congress voted AGAINST legislation restricting pipline jobs to Amerikkkan citizens; restricting the gas pumped through the line to gas refined in Amerikkka. You idiots get it??? This horseshit about Amerikkkan jobs is, as usual, a big fucking bullshit clown show to trick you stupid old fuckers into voting away Amerikkan sovereignty to the international banksters.

      What did you expect? Stupid fucking old people.

      The script is predictable.

      • Cellar Spider says:


        Hold on a minute kiddo, Keystone is not about jobs in the least. Rather, it is about Canadian Tar Sands oil, Warren Buffet’s railways, and Hydraulic Fracturing in Canada.

        Canadian oil needs a method to get oil from the tar sands to Louisiana in order for them to compete on the global market.

        Warren Buffet bought up the railways thinking he would have a monopoly on moving Canadian Oil from the northern border down to Louisiana. If Keystone is a go, he loses his shirt because he longer is the only game in town.

        If Keystone isn’t built, the Canadian Oil monopoly (government influence) in Canada won’t permit Hydraulic Fracturing because that would all but decimate oil production in the Canadian Tar Sands.

        North Dakota oil benefits from the pipeline because now they have three methods by which they can oil to the world markets, rail, truck, and the pipeline.

        In my opinion, all the EPA crap about the pipeline is a proxy for Buffet’s (Berkshire) rail investment.

        Bottom Line: Keystone is a bit more complex than first meets the eye.

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        • David in MA says:

          Hydraulic Fracturing
          How much “fracturing” can be done before the earth breaks apart?

        • Anonymous says:

          Surprised more people don’t see that yet

      • Copperhead says:

        @Acid Etch(micro penis): Did you forget than two old people are responsible for your stupid ASS!!!!

      • Jim in Va. says:

        Up yours Acid…who made you God? Your daily rants are getting not only old but off topic every time. Your going to walk into the ladies restroom one time and your ass will get so kicked and deservedly so. you’ve got issues dude!

      • Maverick says:

        Acid Etch {Huge DICKHEAD], I agree with your point about Hollywood morons but don’t start stereotyping women. Also, on the XL pipeline you don’t know what you’re talking about. This old fart is telling you to go f#$% yourself!

        • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

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        • Jim in Va. says:

          I see the trolls are red thumbing again….

          • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

            You keep posting what you want Acid, these old people don’t like freedom of speech, as a they send their kids to public schools, then off to the Army cause they got shit for brains. Its a perpetual family tree of stoopid sheep.

          • maddog says:

            This site has really changed from when I started coming here. I don’t associate with this kind of trash at home and won’t do it here. I can not believe the thumbs down for myself, trekker, Jim in Va, Maverick and others in response to Ass Itch. If the sheeple here like what the POS has to say, they are not my kind of people.

        • mallardhen says:

          Can someone please tell me why AE is being allowed to come on this site and act and talk in the manner he is doing today, and has done in times past. Doesn’t he realize all he is doing is calling attention to the fact that he must have been dragged up not brought up, I sure hope he steps back and takes a long look at himself and do the rest of us a favor and find a little corner of the world and go there until he can get it together enough to start treating people with a little respect before he comes back to this site. I for one actually feel sorry for him as he seems to be crying out for help and because of his actions no one is going to answer him.

          Acid Etch take a long nap and see if you don’t feel better.

        • bonnie says:

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      • apache54 says:

        FYI, it was not OLD PEOPLE who voted the other dickhead into the whitehouse, maybe you should work on the young idiots who did!

      • well done you communist fkreenoid.hope someone has their Leopold dialed in on your empty coconut, you won’t feel a thing.

      • Little bit says:

        Actually Keystone passed both the Senate and the House, but was vetoed by the King Obama.

        • pineapple says:

          Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad (BNSF) owns all of the rail lines in the U.S. that connect to western Canada, and they haul 80% of the crude from Canada to the Midwest and Texas, or charge other Short Line railroads a fee to use their tracks.

          BNSF charges $30 per barrel to haul the oil, while the Keystone Pipeline would cost $10 per barrel by the State Department’s own estimates. BNSF is owned by Berkshire Hathaway whose chairman is Warren Buffet.

          In the last two elections cycles, Buffet gave extensively to democrat causes and candidates. He also bundled and hosted numerous fund raisers for Obama. If anyone believes that the Keystone Pipeline isn’t being blocked by Obama on buffet’s behalf, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Buffet could stand to lose $2 billion a year if the pipeline is constructed. He makes the same amount every year that the pipeline is delayed.

      • Zanesgrammy says:

        Are you too stupid for good grammar and verbal knowledge/skills?

      • Anonymous says:

        You only hurt yourself by turning off a huge portion of your possible audience. Not smart. It’s not old folks that are your problem. You blew it

    • FreeSlave says:

      Liberal Obola: “It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just wanna make sure that everybody who is behind you… that they’ve got a chance at success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

      National Socialism. Courtesy of Libs and RINOs.

      • TEST says:

        Or, as Thomas Jefferson said,

        “[A] bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1787

    • infiniti spiral says:

      “free” cell phones… the american dream! look at our constitution people! it very clearly states, “any american who wants ANYTHING under the eternally burning sun, has the god given right to have and use it”. i forget where its at exactly, but im sure i can find it. i believe it also speaks of a “right not to work, yet expect everything to be handed to you at the expense of all those who disagree” doctrine. strangely enough, thats hard to find too

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  1. Red Leader says:

    There is fraud in giving out free stuff? I am shocked, shocked!

  2. Archivist says:

    Obama may not have started the program, but he owns it in the eyes of most.

    • This video demonstrates the problem…

      I will note, however, that this woman eventually realized what was going on and appeared on the Alex Jones show to talk about it:

    • Archivist says:

      I don’t know why I got voted down. I was merely stating a fact. Most of the people are calling them Obama phones.

      I know she came on Alex Jones and changed her tune a little bit after he showed her some Obama videos, but Mr. Jones may have slipped her a couple of Benjamins for the appearance.

      Regardless, the number of giveaway phones increased immensely since Obama.

      • sixpack says:

        Just the fact that someone this deep in the matrix, can even think about it, gives me hope.

        It’s not about whether she gave up freebies or not, it’s that she has at least THOUGHT ABOUT WHERE FREEBIES REALLY COME FROM that counts.

        The fact that even this person had enough brain cells left to think for a minute, and open her mind to other possibilities is striking. I think she may have felt a little shame, which is rare for these types of people from the FSA.

        ONE LEMMING HESITATED TO JUMP…I call that a small win.

  3. Satori says:

    FCC Cracks Down on Fraud By ‘Obamaphone’ Providers


    corporations committing fraud
    who knew ???

    who’s the biggest beneficiary of food stamp money ?


    why do fast food restaurants want people to be able to use
    food stamp cards to buy their grease soaked fake food ???

    everybody feeding at the government trough

    • vincent says:

      And next thing you know, the US Chamber of Commerce and their members will vigorously support amnesty for 11-18 million illegal immigrants. And the COC can buy alot of cheap whiskey, pink ties and prime rib for Boehner and McConnell.

    • WhoWuddaThunkIt says:

      The amount of Tax payers dollars wasted on this Obama phone scam is a drop in the bucket compared to the Oil company subsidies, NFL stadiums being funded by tax payers, Farm subsidies, Sugar industry subsidies, Tax free trade zones, foreign aid in the billions, tobacco industry subsidies, Fraud Waste and Abuse in the Military Industrial Complex Mafia arena, bailing out banks, the auto industry, fanny Mae, and the list goes on and on and on.

  4. vincent says:

    And the Republican controlled House cut the funding for it, right? And the Republican controlled House and Senate put an end to the DHS and TSA, too? No?

    Oh wait, there is not a s**t’s worth of difference between the two!!

  5. sharonsj says:

    You have to understand that the cell phones are the cheapest possible, the kind that might cost $10. And phone calls are not free; you still have to pay a minimum for the service. So the fraud is on the part of the companies because they can increase the number of people paying them a monthly fee. Stop making it sound like every poor person gets free phone service.

    • Kulafarmer says:

      Kulafarmer says:
      Comment ID: 3321974
      January 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm
      I have no interest in subsidising one THIN DIME OF SOMEONE ELS’ CELL PHONE!
      If you cant pay like everyone else you SHOULDNT HAVE ONE!!!!

        • sixpack says:

          My friend bough herself a new cell phone and gave me her old one. It is in like new condition. I don’t have service for it, but I take it everywhere I go. I can still dial 911 for free, the same is true with any cell phone.

          Did you know that most payphones will allow you to dial 911 without putting in any money? They do.

          For me, a cell phone is for emergencies, not facebook or twitter.

      • Maverick says:

        Kula, I’m with you on that. African Virus phones are just another freeloader program; an extra tidbit for the free shit army. I’m like you. I don’t mind paying for my own phone service, but I don’t want to ay for someone else’s. If you want a cellphone, GET A FREAKIN JOB AND BUY YOUR OWN PHONE.

        • Hunter says:


          Them getting a JOB!! ..?? ..LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Hey dude…am not peeing in your corn-flakes..but…

          Would ‘YOU’ hire one of those primitive Australopithecus-Cocainus-Gimmme-datus types???

          ..knowing that the rest of the plant production crew/personnel/employees would end up, having to carry/absorb their slack-ass work (non)output?


          Personally, I know you better than that, Brave!

          ..just be sure to ‘clear’ Memphis, before its too late!

          Best o’ luck, pal!

          • Maverick says:

            Hunter, OK, you’re right, those scum aren’t even worth talking to. Probably couldn’t even pass a background check or drug test. On ‘clearing’ Memphis, my bugout plan is still in effect. Making another trip over there in Feb. with more supplies.

    • PO'd Patriot says:

      Ah Christ, another retriever laid up on the porch that wouldn’t fetch a pork chop if it was starvin’ to death.

    • Archivist says:

      The phones come with some free minutes. When the free minutes run out, you either pay for more minutes, or you go get another free phone. I saw a video where a woman had half a dozen free phones in her purse and said she had a dozen or more at home.

  6. Bulletproof says:

    Let the economic collapse begin! The Cultural Marxists and the feminists need to the be starved!

    Ufortunately, the poor might have to suffer in the end, but at the rate feminism and cultural Marxism are spreading thanks to the feminists in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (which makes Gloria Steinem and the CIA blush), the New World Order will arrive sooner than ever.

    The economy must reset or else we as Americans have to stand up against the Marxists and feminists even if the Marxist state uses violence, we as Americans should not surrender our rights and freedoms.

    The feminists and Marxists favour the police state more than the corporations, because honestly, try criticizing gays or commenting on a woman’s cleavage at work….Political correctness is messing up our country.

    • Maverick says:

      Bulletproof, welcome aboard and I totally agree. Again, welcome.

    • Hunter says:


      Political-Correctness by definition, is best defined as:..

      “Political correctness …is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and seriously promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, …which holds forth the insane proposition that, it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of ‘SHIT’ by the clean end.”
      — Chet Beates


      ..’nuff said, methinks!

    • Anonymous says:

      I thought feminists were dead by now because I don’t hear the two faced dykes complain about sharia law?!

  7. Kulafarmer says:

    I have no interest in subsidising one THIN DIME OF SOMEONE ELS’ CELL PHONE!
    If you cant pay like everyone else you SHOULDNT HAVE ONE!!!!

    • cranerigger says:

      You, sir, have wisdom. Communism has never worked. Margaret Thatcher said it best when she said “At some point you run out of other people’s money.” This was a feel-good attempt to curry favor with low-information voters. Listen to the answers of our fellow voters that don’t know anything about history or our current federal govt.

  8. Enemy of the State says:

    Enemy of the State says:
    Comment ID: 3321943
    January 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm
    HEY MAC , what you know about this?

    In a historic Oval Office ceremony on Thursday morning, President Barack Obama signed an executive order closing Congress, effective immediately.

    The President said that the move would dramatically increase the efficiency of the federal government, noting how much he had accomplished since he stopped working with Congress in November.

    Enemy of the State says:
    Comment ID: 3321944
    January 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Enemy of the State says:
    Comment ID: 3321955
    January 29, 2015 at 12:38 pm
    when does he suspend the constitution ?

    shouldn’t the party start with this act alone?

    were supposed to have 3 branches .. where does it say he can do this?


  9. I knew a guy that got a free phone every time he renewed his ebt card, or whatever they do. He said he had about 5 different phones. He also got disability and a lot of other gimmes. He worked under the table to pay for beer. Which didn’t work out too well for him. He is currently in jail for his 5th DUI. But no worries because his girlfriend is working full time and getting her food for free, from you and me. By the time he is out she should have 6 or 7 phones just waiting for him. Along with the ongoing disability he should be set pretty good when he gets out. Land of the free.

  10. AnneMarie says:

    Wow, and Americans think that Canada is a socialist state. No wonder a certain subculture down there lives for entitlements. Look out when those entitlements stop – those folks won’t get jobs and work for their stuff, they’ll just turn to crime. Oh wait…

  11. ReadyRNot says:

    I remember when there were no cell phones. If you had an emergency and you had no phone, you went to the neighbors and asked them to call for help. (When I was a kid, it was safe enough to tell your neighbor to come in and make the call themselves). If you couldn’t use a neighbor’s phone, you went to a payphone because emergency calls were FREE if you dialed an operator. If you wanted to call someone else, you put in a quarter and made a call….no money? Collect call! What happened to the good ole days??

  12. KY Mom says:

    Attorney General Nominee Lynch: Illegals have ‘right’ to work in USA!


    • hammerhead says:

      OH , she is great, the GOP will unanimously confirm her.
      And they will do it as they piss down our leg and tell us its raining.

      • Maverick says:

        Hammerhead, that commie bitch had the nerve to imply that we native-born citizens OWE something to the illegal aliens. She can go f#$% herself! I can already see her true colors. Hang on, it’s going to be a wild ride.

      • Kulafarmer says:

        Yea, i saw this yesterday and thought about writing my so called representatives,
        Then i remembered that they dont even make believe they are replying to our letters, same form letter about everything,
        Just a waste of bandwidth for me.
        Need any more reasons to just say fuckit and stop all interaction with .gov??

        • apache54 says:

          I found out after many letters that they all said the same reply and had NOTHING to do about what i asked and then the bastards have the gall to use the amount of letters they get to say they are being effective!!

        • MXLord327 says:

          Every time I write to my idiot supposedly “independent” senator Anus King, I get a letter back basically stating I don’t know what I am talking about, he is much smarter and more informed than me and will be voting against my wishes. How the eff can this even remotely still be called representative government??? They all need to go, now!

      • Pissed Off Granny says:

        Shucks, Hammerhead:

        She was a board member of the federal reserve bank of New York for a couple of years. That alone should lay all our fears of her appointment aside, don’t you think?

    • TEST says:

      Great. I’ll load up the boat with all my Canadian family and friends, any winos that want warmer weather, etc.

      Oh wait. They don’t speak Spanish. Never mind

  13. anonymous says:

    He is all heart is our Barry

  14. KY Mom says:

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    Russia has lost 50% of its revenue from the tax on oil and is now unable to recapitalize its old outstanding loans. On January 26th, S&P down-rated the ruble to junk status.”

    “This morning, the Sudostroitelny Bank (LTD) or Sb Bank as it’s known, froze all the business and private accounts. Account holders were told they could not take cash from their accounts.

    The bank tellers would only reveal the ‘bank has problems’ and recommended not to deposit any more money. When questioned by the anxious customers, they would only reply, “it’s on the internet” and wouldn’t get into a conversation.”


  15. Ass hat says:

    Absolutely walmart is the biggest receiver of food stamp $ go into a Wally today nobody in there go on the first of the month people in their pajamas I don’t go near the place on the first of the month. The other day a republican not sure who it was said that he wants all welfare people to take a drug test I said amen to that that is the best idea ever this will get the useless eaters off the dole it’s long overdue really. My state it is legal to have up to an oz of marijuana there is a dispensary 10min away the people that operate it are driving land rovers Benz BMW all those rich cars legal drug dealers. The state decided to cash in on the weed too. They call it a compassion center the people that go in there look fully able bodied to me. I drive by it once and a while. My wife went into sears and she said all she could smell was dope. She said to me jeez they don’t even try to hide it any more. If your state is thinking about legalizing it make a big stink about it. I’ve lived in Rhode Island my whole life and let me tell you the past 15 years it has turned into a total nanny welfare state. Those Obama phones are nothing compared to the freebies some are getting the single moms around here are every where these girls get married have 2or 3 kids then get divorced they go to court get child support then welfare then they start all over again. They have learned they can have it all this way. It’s not all the guys fault. Go into he local family court and you see all these girls the same welfare queens you see in Wally’s . The gov has to stop incentivizing this behavior. The fact is there just isn’t enough jobs for all these people. There is no way there ever will be especially with technologies that destroy jobs. The self checkout line at the store is a perfect example of this. Population reduction is a great idea really get rid of the useless eaters. Stop letting people into the country that have no skills and don’t want to work anyways. They should just bomb the projects that will solve the problem kids are growing up there thinking the gov is supposed to take care of them. Free shit what real incentive is there to work . Honestly the welfares have all the same things as working people. While you take pay cuts they get more free shit. Obama says that’s fair and the people have voted for him so it must be. I’m not outraged anymore I’ve accepted it I don’t give a flying fuck really. I’m thinking of going on the dole myself why work who cares about workers anyway. Suckers

    • MXLord327 says:

      You make some very good points but your posts are hard to read. Punctuation and paragraphs are your friends….

    • sixpack says:

      So, you’re generally saying that you hate everyone who is not exactly like you.

      “Population reduction is a great idea really get rid of the useless eaters.”

      Boy are you stupid! The globalist elites consider ALL OF US USELESS EATERS, INCLUDING PEOPLE LIKE YOU! Before you start making your own personal kill list wishes, be sure you and yours won’t be included on it! And you are, on the list too.

  16. hammerhead says:

    I s the “UNIVERSAL CONNECTIVITY” tax on hard line phones as well , or just cell phone bills ?

    • sixpack says:

      21 red thumbs for an honest question? Really?

      • sixpack says:

        Mac, I don’t think these red thumbs are trolls at work. Trolls usually attack ideas they don’t like…these people attack more randomly.

        I think there is a group here who is trying to dominate this site by manipulation. I think they are trying to force you to get rid of the thumbs, which they don’t like. You run your site they way you see fit, regardless.

  17. KY Mom says:

    Doctors have stopped seeing patients who refuse vaccinations… Developing…

    Drudge Report

  18. Copperhead says:

    What’s the Difference?

    A young black kid asks his “Mama, what’s Socialism and what’s Racism?”

    “Well son, Socialism is when white folks work every day so we can get all our benefits. You know, like free cell phones for each family member, rent subsidy, food stamps, EMC, free healthcare, utility subsidy, free computers and Internet connection, free food, free clothing, free gifts at Christmas, and on and on, you know? That’s Socialism”.

    “But Mama, don’t the white people get pissed off about that?”

    “Sure they do son, and that’s called, Racism.”

    Enough Said!!!!

  19. John Stiner says:

    I just got a notice last week that the Universal Tax was going up on my bill 16%.

    I am glad to pay this because I really enjoy listening to loud, rude, obnoxious jack asses talking on their Obamaphones while waiting in the waiting room.

  20. Ass hat says:

    I bet half the people on this board get the free shit and keep their mouths shut about it. They talk all this shit about Obama and go and vote for the dems. Fuckin hypocrites you know who you are if your taking free shit don’t bash the others for it. You get the free public bus tix too food stamp housing project state medical all that shit. If you are gonna take it don’t be trying to hide it. Just be straight up and say you are ghetto. At least you’d be honest. Half the public is on the free lunch bunch. I see people with their food stamp card being all secretive about using it like they are trying to keep their dignity. Or do they really need at all. We all know how the game works really people. As I said before half the people you know are getting helped along. I’m thinking about not working and getting free shit myself I don’t care I paid into it long enough I want my $ back in free shit. The problem of useless eaters is too far out of control they will not stop it now for fear of rioting in the streets. We will keep footing the bill so really no reason to complain. I would put $ on it.

  21. Renee says:

    So… they charge working people who have a cell phone a surcharge to give poor people free phones and they have the nerve to also spy on people via their phones?

    I’m poor, I have no cell phone and I manage just fine. I live within my meager means without relying on tax payers.

    If enough people got rid of their cell phones, then this would stop.

    The same goes for people who fly and get molested by TSA – stop flying and then the TSA molesters will be gone.

  22. KY Mom says:

    Ebola news leaks out…

    Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola in Sacramento

    “A patient is being treated for possible Ebola symptoms in Sacramento County. UC Davis Medical Center confirms they have a patient with a suspected case of Ebola.
    They said in a statement the patient had “symptoms consistent with Ebola infection”.

    A spokesperson also told FOX40 in order for their Ebola response team to be activated, the patient must have traveled to a country where the disease is active.”

    Breitbart dot com

  23. NewVegasBadger says:

    What! There has been fraud and abuse in the Obamaphone program! I’m shocked I tell, just positively shocked. Cue, the raid scene in Rick’s from Cassablana. Once again a program, with the best of intentions to help the less fortunate is abused. Or as I would say: it is of little use to have your heart in the right place, when you have your head up your ass. Liberals, do take note.

  24. swinging richard says:

    Fraud has always been a problem in government programs. Until we treat this problem seriously, the abuse will continue.

  25. @Acid Etch (Real Little Dick) I really feel sorry for you and your stupidity. I just realized when you was born that they kept the afterbirth and through the baby away. Your blog makes no sense what-so-ever!!!

  26. Renee says:

    Same assholes, different day. You all are a clan of jerks and because of this, we won’t visit this site again.

    We hope that the owner of this cesspool site will one day see that the same group of obnoxious characters who post garbage is pushing real preppers out.

    Have at it all you acid freaks, pissed off elderly, who thunk it, etc…

    This site has been hijacked by a bunch of losers… PERIOD.

    And to all you *.etc., post whatever you want because we will NEVER see your FILTH again…


  27. NewVegasBadger says:

    I’ve that episode of Judge Judy before. It fills me with shame to think that parasite and I live in the same state. But it is worth watching for that blank, uncomprehending, The lights are on but nobody is home look in his eyes when the good judge tries some of the most basic facts of life to him.

  28. TEST says:

    Remember Peggy Joseph???

    If you don’t remember Peggy Joseph, here is a 27 second clip that will refresh your memory. You will undoubtedly remember her! She is the one who claimed Obama, after elected, was going to pay for her gas and her mortgage. /www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P36x8rTb3jI#t=2

    So, where is she now? Here she is in her own words, in a clip (1:59 min) done by film maker Joel Gilbert, (creator of There’s No Place Like Utopia) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Rt9R7EQTqQA#t=2

    In a nutshell, when asked if Obama delivered on his promises, she replied:

    Hahaha… Absolutely not. My mortgage got worse and gas prices got higher…He had a very big voice, just like the Wizard of Oz. The wizard was this teeny teeny tiny man… and I think it’s the same thing with Obama… the man behind the curtain… not who we thought or expected him to be….I was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz… that’s how I feel… I was Dorothy. I started getting a little more educated about politics and reading more. What I learned is, ‘never trust a wizard.’ It’s within ourselves to have the determination, the courage and the brains to bring us to our destiny. Truth and honesty are important… He lied about everything.”

    She is starting to sound like other African Americans who just might vote for Rand Paul or Ted Cruz next time….

  29. Satori says:

    either there has been a big troll invasion


    the thumb system has been hijacked again

  30. Captain Crunch says:

    There ya go Satori , gave you an up before you get your inevitable 5 down thumbs

  31. Satori says:

    sh_t gettin’ real

    water two days a week ???

    too many people
    competing for not enough resources

    Drought may force Brazil’s biggest city to cut back water service to 2 days a week – ‘The water is at its end, our patience too’


  32. Satori says:

    score one for ObamaCare

    a friend of mine was paying $600 a month
    with ObamaCare
    premium was down to $197
    and has a $1500 deductible
    instead of a $4000 deductible

  33. lena says:

    A GOVT program full of fraud ? I CANNOT BELIEVE IT !

    Now that the govt has assumed control of all things with obamacare, i only perk up when something actually isnt a screw up.

    February starts next week, still waiting for govt to do one thing positive this year.

    • sixpack says:

      Maybe the best we can hope for is for govt not to do anything really bad this year…it’s never going to do anything positive….but then we have holder putting a halt to asset forfeitures in the lower ranks of thieves…

      ht tp://www.naturalnews.com/048456_civil_forfeiture_Justice_Department_government_theft.html

  34. Obtuseangler says:

    Here’s how this works in the micro to macro. My federal taxes have increased as my deductions, aka children, have finished school and moved out of the house.

    In order to be able to pay these federal taxes I have reduced spending. One result was that I switched to a cheap phone service run by the same company that services Obama phones.

    So…..increased taxes result in less income for private companies. Less income for private companies results in fewer private sector jobs. Fewer private sector jobs results in more need for government handouts. More government handouts result in higher taxes. Higher taxes result in decreased profits for the private…….

    Get it?

  35. Sgt. Dale says:

    There must be something wrong with the thumbs.
    There is no possible way for all of these folks to get that many thumbs down.

  36. Kulafarmer says:

    Yay, the free shit army sympathisers are thumbing us down,,,
    Buncha pussies

  37. Brad says:

    Are you guys kidding? You’re gonna come unglued over some lousy red thumb thing? You know, if they see you reacting this way, you’re just gonna get more of it.

  38. Marcus of Arrington says:

    I’m reading Glenn Greenwald’s book NO PLACE TO HIDE. Early on he talks about the NSA deal with Verizon wherein Verizon is forced to disclose its customers cellphone data.

    The connection just popped into my head that the free “Obama phones” was the trade off for our “meta-data”.

    NSA gets data, Verizon gets millions of new customers financed by the taxpayer in the name of income inequality and safety.

    Maybe I should change my thinking and use the word “debtor” rather than “taxpayer”… that thought in light of the often regurgitated factoid that each American owes like +$150K on the 18 Trillion debt. Ya can’t get blood from a turnip.

  39. Jim in Va. says:

    Give em free phones, there are warehouses of old circular dial phones with a 6 foot line. I’d like to see them carry those around! Comes in black only with a large phone book!

  40. Rick says:

    These are NOT “Obama phones”. They were paid for by the telecommunications industry, not taxpayer dollars. One more government and media deception to make fools out of the sheeple AND journalists, if you dare call them that!

  41. sdofaz says:

    Guess things done in the dark do come to light. This is fraud, pure and simple. Like much of what BO does, this is one more ugly thing this sociopath prez has done to the middle class. But, does congress do anything about this sort of fraud and this administrations abuses? Not yet and likely not ever. BO wastes DOJ resources for illegal aliens and ignores this sort of fraud.
    Add this to the bucket list of things against the legal constituents of this country done by our administrations. BO is not the first but he is the worst thus far. I can not imagine worse however! We must do a better picking and vetting those who ask for our votes.

  42. Harry says:

    Spreading the wealth did not work when a pint of beer was a nickle and you gotn a free lunch with it. The taverns did away with that perk years ago. Still does not work. Never will work.

    I wonder too about all these congressman and senators who put up blogs for us to get involved in and then ask us for contributions to support their causes. Those causes are just for doing their jobs and they want extra pay from us? They damn well know what we want if they hold town hall meetings.

  43. fog donkey says:

    Plagued with fraud, what does anyone expect from a fraud like Obama?

  44. D.C.J. says:

    Anyone with a half a brain knows the 13 million given out were so people could donate $1.00 to $5.00 to his campaign and so they could text them reminding them when & where to vote. Some of them did like Melowesee Richardson Pollster for Hamilton County Ohio. Voted not 1,2, or even 3 times. Voted 6 times for the “Liar n Thief.”

  45. ONTIME says:

    Term limits no retirement and a ballot driven consumption tax would go a long ways in stopping this kind of corruption and removing the government unions would make government a lot more affordable and representative…….WE NEED TO REGAIN OUR REPRESENTATION IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC…