Free entitlements for everyone! Food stamps, medicare, medicaid, TANF, HUD housing, the list goes on. I realize that some people are in a bad place and need TEMPORARY help to give them a hand up. That is one thing and I support those that need that help to get back on their feet.And charity has always been generous in generations past. But the government using taxpayers to fund "Free" phones, because you "need" a worry-free way to stay in touch? NO!
But now that the government wants to create an even more dependent state of people who have little or no incentive to work or to better their lives, let's make sure that everyone has a RIGHT to a Phone, not just the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Oh, and at the taxpayers expense. That would be the working Jane's and Joe's with a mortgage and a job who are just trying to make ends meet, with maybe something left over for a treat now and then, or a family vacation that is 30 miles away by car, and in a tent in a State run campground, that requires a $30 State Pass to stay there in addition to the campground fee.Yeah...
"Now with ASSURANCE WIRELESS, you can have a worry-free way to stay connected. Have you been looking for a worry-free way to stay in touch? Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline Assistance program brought to you by Virgin Mobile ans supported by the Federal Universal Service Fund. How do you qualify?"
General Assistance (Disability Lifeline)
State Family Assistance
SNAP (Food Stamps)
Here's what you can get: a FREE Assurance Wireless phone, 250 FREE Voice Minutes, the ability to keep your current number, Voice mail, Call Waiting, and Caller ID, 911 access, and no annual contract.
Income based eligibility:
household size: Yearly income:
1 $ 14,702
Let's see now...... my college daughter who is working her way through college and makes $1,000/mo. would qualify for a free phone. I don't think so. A phone is not a right and she has to work to pay for these extras. NO! People do not have a right to a phone! Next, everyone has a RIGHT to free transportation so they can travel where ever they want, free vet care because they need companionship, free clothes so they don't dress "poor" and the list goes on. NO! Live within your means, and don't expect to have more unless you work for it.
The government is TAKING away our country's human dignity, human strength, human creativity, human pride, human incentive to work, human pride, human discernment, human motivation, human compassion, human enthusiasm, human judgement, human critical thinking, human drive, human reason, and human's reliance on GOD for help and guidance.
I do not want the government GIVING me what I should be working and paying for on my own. We call that Communism.