Last night, I saw a reporter on Lou Dobbs named Jillian Kay Melchior who described how, even though she was completely honest about her income and employment status, she was able to get 3 shiny new cell phones. See her story "Me and My ObamaPhones."
When I wrote my blog in Sept 2012, the program was costing $1.5 Billion and only 8 months later it's reported to be costing $2.2 Billion. Worse, the monthly phone bill for every phone given away goes to the Federal Government! Oh God!
Oh course there's not a shred of oversight in Washington DC. Everyone in Washington has their heads up their you-know-what---from the top on down. It's time to bring back tar and feathering for all of the criminals up there!
Are you aware that AT&T has a $10 per month basic plan? You have to specially ask for them, but they have it. It's designed for poor people to cover their most basic and emergency needs, so the entire ObamaPhone program is not necessary.
In her report, Jillian mentions reporting in the Wall Street Journal that the program
"has become infamous for rampant fraud and abuse. There have been news reports about recipients flaunting dozens of subsidized phones. And in February, the Wall Street Journal reported on an FCC audit of the top five Lifeline providers, which found that “41% of their more than six million subscribers either couldn’t demonstrate their eligibility or didn’t respond to requests for certification.”Hmm.....sounds familiar. 41% of the subscribers didn't have to meet the programs eligibility requirements! Well, in my blog ObamaCare Doubles-Down on a Broken Medical System, I mention the awful thing that Obama has, by himself, unilaterally decided to waive checking of eligibility requirements for the biggest giveaway of them all: ObamaCare!! America, Obama is giving away YOUR money! Wake up! You and your kids are on the hook for this fraudulent spending!
Bring back Tar and Feathers!