View Poll Results: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Just what this country needs.....government-sponsored sexting.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    "Thousands of low-income Coloradans reliant on public assistance could get a free cellphone under a plan before the state Public Utilities Commission."

    This is along the lines of the federal government program called Lifeline. Just about anyone on government assistance gets a free phone, and/or a reduction in their phone bill.

    Is this something the government should be subsidizing? Is this something our tax dollars should go to?

    Will people take advantage of this like some do every other government program?

    Poor in Colorado may get free phones - The Denver Post
    $50 phone + $20 airtime per month...when they could just send a government official to Wall-Mart and buy Net10 phones with 300 pre-loaded minutes for $30 altogether.

    If they want to give the poor cell phones, fine, it'll help them get a job, but Trackphone is by far not the cheapest rout.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinDeeMan View Post
    Look anyone can go out and buy a minute phone for 20$ and pay 10$ for 60 minutes, why should the government give the people anything.
    From reading the news article, it sounds like the trac-phone company gives the phone away free and the 83 mins come out of a fund that already helps low income people with land-lines.

    No extra freebies for the poor. No need to get your panties in a bunch.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    No they government should not pay for cell phones.

    Also, the government should have no access to cell phone records. Well maybe with the proper, specific warrant.
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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No they government should not pay for cell phones.

    Also, the government should have no access to cell phone records. Well maybe with the proper, specific warrant.
    It's Trackphone...there are no records.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Hmmmm. . . this poll is not producing the sort of results that the Left would want to see. Will it be thrown out in New haven Connecticut?
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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Just what this country needs.....government-sponsored sexting.
    Maybe it will keep them from breeding.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    If the government taxed the drug sales that were going down over the cellphones this could all work itself out money wise. Maybe we'd even be ahead in the deal.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    If you have a right to something, then you obvioulsy have the right to have it without paying for it.
    I wish someone would buy me a gun.
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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I wish someone would buy me a gun.
    With some ammo.

    I could get behind socialism if we were talking about a Nationalized Gun Ownership Program.....and/or Nationalized Firearm Liability Insurance Program.
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