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#1 Fireball77

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:27 AM

To pay for free cell phones for people who can afford cable TV and high speed internet. WTF???

http://www.nytimes.c...X3xhtxG40Fe7MIA

#2 Kurb

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:29 AM

Are you really surprised ?

*waits for the liberal patrol to say this is a good thing*

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:31 AM

to add to my comment.

For sick people this isn't really a bad thing.
For people too fuging sorry to get a job, it is a very bad thing.



Out of the roughly $1,600 they make each month after taxes, they pay $159 for a landline telephone, high-speed Internet and cable television.


:lol: Thats some good $ management right there. *facepalm*

Edited by Kurb, 16 June 2009 - 09:35 AM.


#4 Cat

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:37 AM

this is no shock.

lets give poor people phones and let criminals off the hook because we don't have enough court rooms to give them a trial.

#5 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:53 AM

I am just happy that this will make it easier to buy crack since the payphone has been getting harder and harder to find....

I agree with Kurb though...if you are sick and alone and need to get to and from the doctors this is a good thing but something tells me that will only make up 5%-10% of the actual people that will be getting these phones.

I told my son jus the other day that this country is made up of two groups of people and he can chose which to be part of cause I am not sure which is better anymore. The 50% who live off the government and the 50% who pay for those people to do that.

My wife then told me I was no longer to give him life lessons. I say she can't handle the truth.

#6 Fireball77

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:00 AM

I agree with Kurb though...if you are sick and alone and need to get to and from the doctors this is a good thing but something tells me that will only make up 5%-10% of the actual people that will be getting these phones.

Exactly. If abuse of all govt programs could be cut back about 95% I don't think anyone would have a single problem helping those who are actually IN NEED...and no that is not people who want high speed internet and free phones too.

#7 natty

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:21 AM

http://crackberry.co...g-my-blackberry

#8 Fireball77

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:26 AM

I gotta wonder, if that guy is TRULY HOMELESS where does the bill for his phone get sent (bad enough he has a phone that costs about 4X our monthly cell bill)? Yeah, he's homeless.

#9 mr beauxjangles

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:36 AM

It doesn't say anything about that guy being homeless, unless you believe the caption that was intended to be a joke.

He could have walked in from the street to take a picture of the first lady. He could work at the soup kitchen.

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:38 AM

How do we know he's not a volunteer at the kitchen just taking a pic?

Oh yeah, he's black. Sorry.

#11 Cat

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:40 AM

I have 0 problem helping people in need. I think most americans are that way. the thing is the gov't gets in the way, takes our money and does a shitty job distributing it out to those in need.

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:41 AM

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson

#13 Matt Foley

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:42 AM

I have 0 problem helping people in need. I think most americans are that way. the thing is the gov't gets in the way, takes our money and does a pooty job distributing it out to those in need.


Bravo

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#14 g5jamz

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:43 AM

Great...free cellphones for fishermen with drinking problems and smokes.

That's bound to have ROI.

#15 Fireball77

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:45 AM

How do we know he's not a volunteer at the kitchen just taking a pic?

Oh yeah, he's black. Sorry.

You'll note that I said "IF" in my post, I hope.


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