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CORRUPTION? Obama is buying your votes. Obama hands out 20 million free cell phones, free minutes to those on government assistance Comments

A program to provide low-income Americans with free cell phones - including the phone, free minutes and no contracts - has recently incurred the wrath of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The irascible Rush was surprised to just recently learn of the program, which has been in effect for awhile and has been dubbed by the public as "Obama phones." Continue Reading

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  1. Paula
    2 years ago

    Thank you to the posters above that did the work for me as I was suspicious of this article. As a Catholic, I'm shocked and appalled that the Catholic institution is showing such malice toward those less fortunate; presumably the exact same people the Catholic Church has advocated for hundreds of years. Shame on you! This article is just another lie that is being perpetrated by the Republicans, and for reasons that completely baffle me, the Catholic Church is swallowing. Shame on you again! My mother, who died exactly one year ago today, was a devout Catholic. She sent all six of her daughters to private Catholic school for 13 years each, a substantial financial donation to the Catholic Church. She was a Catholic Daughter of America and if you read their mission statement, it is to assist the poor, the needy, those less fortunate. Same mission as Jesus Christ himself. As a Catholic, I find it repugnant for any of us to even contemplate the likes of Romney, Ryan and the entire Republican party to head our universal, diverse country. I don't know what beef the Catholic Church has with Obama, other than the policies for abortion and birth control, but voting Romney you are simply biting your nose to spite your face. Get over it. Abortions have been legal in this country since 1973. As Catholics, we can make our own choices. If the Church deems it necessary to spew lies about our President because of a law that has been in effect since 1973, you are no better that the falicy you believe.

  2. Errol
    2 years ago

    Obama is using third-world FORMULA in politics, "POOR (for) the PEOPLE, and BUY (by) the PEOPLE..." just to remain in POWER. United States of America, is considered by many nations as a model of all government, but now it is losing its political nobility because of the DESIRE for POWER of the FEW. As we can see today, America does not stand anymore to uphold the freedom and liberty of every people and every nation in the world, instead we see a growing division in the American politicians, that divides the nation.

  3. Kasoy
    2 years ago

    Now we know why Obama does not want the economy to pick up and strangle businesses with over-regulation. He wants more Americans to go below the poverty line - the more government dependents, the more voters will support the Democrats. Feudalistic mentality. Feudal lords made sure the peasants remained poor, uneducated and dependent on their benevolence to perpetuate themselves in power. America needs leaders who empower the people to help themselves.

  4. Adella
    2 years ago

    I would never take something that I dont pay myself.Thanks but know Thanks

  5. Fifty Three
    2 years ago

    Well, there is your 47%. It's that simple. Please vote for fiscal sanity in November. Think about all the good we could do with $1.6B returned to the taxpayer to spend at their discretion. Even if only 10% of that makes its way to legitimate charitable organizations, that is a far better use of the money than this ridiculous program.

  6. Marco Sasso
    2 years ago

    Please double check: http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-phone/

  7. Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Truly, I expected better from a Catholic organization. Like a little research (http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/cellphone.asp) and not regurgitated Rush Limbaugh broadcasts.

    The program in question was established in the 80s under Reagan to ameliorate telephone service costs for the poor. Over time, this has expanded to include cell phone service in lieu of a landline. It is not a program started under President Obama, no matter what the public calls it.

  8. Lindangel
    2 years ago

    Here is just another reason our country is broke! Obama wasting our tax money to buy votes.
    He knows the "mindless" zombies, who have been living off our government for years(our tax money) will continue to vote for this evil man, as long as they get free stuff. Lets see they already get free food, free school lunches, free housing, free medical, free eye glasses, free dental,
    free college education and now a free phone and free minutes. And Obama says, "that Americans are greedy and need to spread more wealth around". Really!!!!! WAKE up you Catholics.

  9. Cristina
    2 years ago

    Categorical lie:

    http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-phone/


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