October 23, 2009

Obama's On The Line

Just when you thought our Government couldn't think of anything else to hand out, now they are offering phone service to those "less fortunate." Need I remind you they are "less fortunate" for ultimately two reasons: personal choice and decades of failed Government programs. Let's take a look and decode this Government program and expose it for what it really is.

The picture is a screen shot of the webpage. Note the slogan: "Safelink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income eligible customers." Where does the Government get its money? Hmmm, that's right, our taxes. Therefore, who is actually supporting this program? Hmmm, that's right, we are! Don't be fooled when you read anything that says "government supported." The government can only support that which it has funding for. So, unless they just create money, every government supported program is funded by our tax dollars. We go to work and make a salary only to have it pillaged by the government through taxes. So, remember the next time you are paying your cell phone bill that you already paid for millions of others.

This service is available if you are at least at or below 135% of the poverty level. So, instead of saving money to pay off debt to get out of poverty, the government is going to exploit these folks; give them something "free"; and keep them impoverished and wanting more. You don't help the poor by giving them something free. You help them by teaching them and empowering them to rise above that to which they've become accustomed. The guy on the street that asks you for money will show up the next day and ask for more money. Soon, tax payers will be paying for cable, cars, houses, vacations, etc. all in the name of "compassion" for the "poor." I hope those that consider themselves poor, would stand against this out of principle.

Ultimately, there is a bigger issue with this. Let's think for a minute--The Government has a wireless phone service. It is free and marketed to millions. So, each conversation that takes places happens on a Government line. Do you get this?! Your conversations will be property of the Government; and rest assured they will be listening. Just as the Cash-4-Clunkers website said that if you register for the program, your computer becomes property of the Federal Government, now your speech will be property of theirs as well. Listen folks, the freedom of speech is only guaranteed by a Constitution that is actually defended. If you sell out to Socialism, you sell your freedom of speech. But, who cares, right?! As long as you get more stuff for free!

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