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$2.2 billion in free cellphones were given out last year, more than 40% never had to prove they were elligible

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323511804578296001368122888.html?mod=ITP_pageone_0

A review of five top recipients of Lifeline support conducted by the FCC for the Journal showed that 41% of their more than six million subscribers either couldn't demonstrate their eligibility or didn't respond to requests for certification.

Government caring about getting to those in true need? Pfft...we're rich beotch...honk honk.

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http://online.wsj.co...d=ITP_pageone_0

Government caring about getting to those in true need? Pfft...we're rich beotch...honk honk.

So let me get this straight. The government realized that the system was flawed, so the FCC enacted a policy to do away with some of the fraud, upon which discovering that approximately 41% of the programs subscribers were unable to provide proof of need - these fraudulent subscribers were summarily dropped because:

The FCC said it is investigating allegations that some Lifeline providers violated the rules, though it declined to comment on that probe. Carriers that don't properly confirm eligibility can be fined up to $150,000 for each violation for each day of a continuing violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million. In egregious cases, a carrier could lose its ability to participate in the program.

Telrite said it confirms Lifeline eligibility but said it had been difficult to verify the one-phone-per-household rule.

A Verizon spokesman said the "vast majority" of the subscribers removed from its rolls didn't respond to eligibility checks. While Sprint found that some of its subscribers were no longer eligible, it, too, found that many others didn't respond, a person familiar with the carrier's operations said.

AT&T hadn't detected the ineligible subscribers because customers self-certified under old rules and because some states required the company to provide Lifeline service to people enrolled in certain state assistance programs, according to a person familiar with the company's thinking.

So in summation: Government enacts program to help the poor. Realizes the system is being defrauded. Fixes the issue and removes invalid participants, so as to better and more efficiently help those in real need of assistance. G5's reaction "GOVERNMENT WASTE, OBAMA, MUSLIMS, GO ISRAEL!!"

The FCC said new verification procedures saved nearly $214 million last year, and projected total savings over the next three years would reach $2 billion. Disbursements under the program began to drop in the third quarter after 12 consecutive quarters of increases.

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We could've bought like 4 pencil sharpeners from Haliburton for that.

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Glad they are working on correcting the problem but this problem never should have been allowed to happen in the first place.

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Wait you guys expected corporations that were awarded subcontracts by a government program with little to no over-site, to work for 100% benefit of the federal government and not personal corporate profit?!?!?! What about free martket!!??? What about deregulation!?!?! Less government?!?!?!?Privatization!>!?!?!

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This kind of waste is bad because it helps minorities though.

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i try to come into every new G5 thread with an open mind. i really do. and somehow i'm always left with my jaw on the floor

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It ends up evolving into a quiet sigh.

No. That sound is the queef coming out of his party-pumped worn out vagina.

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...and my response is simple.

Holler at me when your argument doesn't disregard the whole tax break/loophole/bailout/record profit thing going on with the upper tier of society.

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