Everyone know that people on Welfare depend on government handouts and are most reluctant to get off the dole and work for a living like everyone else. After all, what is their incentive? What with free housing and free medical treatment, free food stamps and more money for more kids - Welfare families have become a huge voting block that perpetuate Democrats in government. There is only one other demographic group that Democrats depend on for a gratuitous vote and that is the tens of millions of illegal immigrants that Obama and the Democrats want to grant amnesty to. But the generosity of big government seemingly has no boundaries when it comes to buying votes. Take, for instance, the new program to provide free cell phones to poor people.
This came to my attention today in an email that was written to poke fun at a very unfunny story about the Obama phone. The reason it is not funny is because it is true. First the story then a screen shot of the web page to prove it.
The Obama Phone -Just when you think you've heard it all, our illustrious Congress quietly comes up with a new zinger to put their hands in your pockets, and pick them while you aren't watching. Isn't this just wonderful ?I was standing in line at the checkout counter at Wal Mart and as I looked at the line behind me, I saw a couple of people talking about what looked like identical new cell phones, bragging about the fact that their phones were free and so was the airtime. The woman in line behind me had heard the same exchange and turned to the young man behind her and asked, 'Is that a new type of cell phone?' The young man replied, 'Yes, this is my new Obama phone. She asked him what an Obama phone was, and he went on to say that, 'Welfare recipients are now eligible to receive what he described as (1) a FREE new cell phone, and (2) approximately 250 FREE minutes of air time every month.'
Needless to say, I was a little skeptical about his answer, so when I got back home, I Googled it, and lo and behold, he was telling the truth. This was what I discovered:
SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers. In other words, your tax dollars are being distributed to a wireless phone provider to provide welfare recipients with free cell phones and airtime. I don't know about you, but as for me, enough is enough. We are $14 Trillion in debt, Congress is balking at continuing unemployment payments to those who want to work, and Congress is increasing the dole-out to dead beats.
The ship of State is sinking, and it's sinking fast. The old concept of getting ahead through hard work has flown out the window. It has been replaced by Obama's and Congress' idea of Hope and Change. The country has changed all right, changed to "Why should I work for it, when I can get it for free?"
You can click on the link below to confirm for yourself that the Obama Phone is real.
Just have a barf bag ready. Click the link or click the image for a larger view.
Now don't you feel better knowing that the less fortunate can enjoy some of the indispensable pleasures you work so hard to pay for? And on the same subject of government handouts, keep in mind that almost all of them have a way of enriching the pocketbooks of the Democrat faithful who, in turn, make those huge political contributions (make that kickbacks). BTW, have you heard about the other Obama scandal involving the solar power company, Solyndra, it also has the same plot. Risky and questionable huge government loans, company officials make contributions to Democrats, company files for bankruptcy. Taxpayers foot the bill.
In New York City they have a welfare industry called temporary housing that consists of several hotels that the city Welfare Agency contracts with for emergency housing. These figures may be undervalued because the story is a few years old. These hotel owners rake in an average of 10-million dollars a year per building and the temporary accommodations are usually more permanent than temporary. And the owners of the hotels are very big contributors to local Democrat politicians. To make matters worse, some years ago a big NYC newspaper revealed that the amount of money the city paid for to accommodate those welfare families could have purchased each of them a house equal to $250,000 in value.
And on the subject of poking fun at Democrat supported Welfare Programs, in the emails I receive, here is a little gem that was contained in a letter-to-the editor of a newspaper in Waco, Texas. These are my sentiments, completely, and I couldn't have said it any better.
This was in the Tribune Herald, Waco, TX, Nov 18, 2011
PUT ME IN CHARGE . . .
Put me in charge of food stamps. I'd get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.
Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I'd do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal legations. Then, we'll test
recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.
Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks?
You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.
In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a "government" job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We
will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the "common good.."
Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.
If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.
AND While you are on Gov't subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov't. welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.