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Thread: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

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    Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    "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
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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
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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    A cellphone is not a necessity, so I'm not paying for someone else to have one.

    And if you can't afford one, not my problem. It may take longer, but stamps are still relatively cheap (I think they're at $0.44 right now). So mail a friggin' letter.
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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Absolutely not. Talk about promoting dependence on government.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    If you have a right to something, then you obvioulsy have the right to have it without paying for it.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Well I'll take the other side just for the sake of argument:

    First, you're already paying for poor people to get cell phones.
    I drove relative to the free clinic a while back, everyone in there was talking on cell phones.

    Two, if the company in question is giving a *huge discount to the state, well that is more money that can be spent on needed items.

    *the article didn't give a individual breakdown per person, but the discount must be pretty good if fifteen states have already approved it.

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    I can certainly understand those saying no, but practically, the costs are relatively low, and for those who are attempting to remain in the workforce, a phone is a must have.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Well I'll take the other side just for the sake of argument:

    First, you're already paying for poor people to get cell phones.
    In what world is this an argument in favor of expanding such a program?
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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Same thing is going on in Florida.

    Hell no.


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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Absolutely not. This country ran just fine prior to cell phones, so those "poor" folks can use landlines. A cell phone is hardly a necessity.

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    Re: Should the Government Pay for Cell Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Absolutely not. Talk about promoting dependence on government.
    Adds a new spin on it I never even considered.

    Definitely something to think about.


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