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    Government Run Amuck: Government To Upgrade Obamaphones with Internet Access

    Apparently the $2.4 billion per year in taxpayer money that the government has pissed away on the Obamaphone program "intended" to help low income people find jobs is not enough. They are now upgrading people to smartphones with Internet access. I thought that was why we pay for Internet access to all public libraries. Perhaps going to a local library is too much of an inconvenience for job seekers.

    Obama crony wins contract to give phones to jobless - Washington Times

    It looks like another Obama financial supporter got the contract, but of course that is just a coincidence.
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    Marco Rubio is sponsoring in the "Immigration Bill" free satellite phones to people who live or work near the U.S. border with Mexico.

    TracFone, a company that will likely benefit this program, is based in Rubio’s Miami, Florida.

    “Move over ‘Obama phone,’ we present the new ‘Hola, Como Estas?!’ MarcoPhone,”
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...ed-MarcoPhones

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    TracFone is based in Florida, but is owned by a Mexican billionaire.

    From the Washington Times article:
    TracFone is a subsidiary of Mexico’s American Movil, part of the corporate empire of billionaire entrepreneur Carlos Slim, often listed as the world’s richest man.
    What is the justification for free satellite phones for people living near the border? That doesn't really sound like something Rubio would do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    What is the justification for free satellite phones for people living near the border?
    You're at greater risk of border violence.

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    That doesn't really sound like something Rubio would do.
    Rubio spokesman Alex Conant posted this on twitter comparing illegal aliens to slaves.

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    How does the US Government outsource the administration of welfare programs to India?

    You can't make this stuff up! A call center in India that determines eligibility for "Obama phones" has mistakenly posted online social security numbers and other personal data of 44,000 "Obama phone" users.

    In addition to the application forms, 127,000 supporting documents such as scans or photos of food-stamp cards, driver’s licenses, tax records, pay stubs and parole letters also were available online.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/20/indiana-attorney-general-probing-privacy-breach-obamaphone-users/

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    That sounds like a setup for a class action law suit on behalf of all of the Obama phone users who had their privacy violated. The Obama phone users win, lots of attorneys win, and the taxpayers lose.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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