Carlos Slim, world’s richest man, gets richer supplying ‘Obamaphones’ to poor

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    A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors are both getting even richer from the U.S. government program that supplies so-called "Obamaphones" to the poor.

    Carlos Slim, who has an estimated net worth of $70 billion, owns a controlling stake in TracFone, which makes $10 per phone for each device it provides to poor Americans. The company, whose president and CEO is Frederick "F.J." Pollak, also makes money from extra minutes and data plans it sells to subscribers who get phones and service through the government's Lifeline program. The program, which began in the mid-1980s, has exploded in the past four years after being expanded from supplying landlines to the poor to providing cellular phones.



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    he's of Lebanese descent, just like Issa (R).

    http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-phone/
     
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    So freeking what.... its been OUTSOURCED moron!
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    And? Did anyone say anything about his nationality and thanks for filling us in on when it started considering it's right there in the original post.

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    "he's of Lebanese descent, just like Issa (R)."

    So was Danny Thomas and Jamie Farr. Is there a point in mentioning that?
     
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    If it's been available for more than a decade, it was started under Jr.
     
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    Another brain surgeon who tells us what we can read in the quote. :clap2:

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    So why are you calling them "Obamaphones" when they should actually be called "Bushphones"?
     
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    Did I call them that or is that what the article says? Should I alter what is there and distort people's words like Libs do? :cool:


    Tell it to her as well:

     
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    Actually, the fact that you brought this up in the first place shows what a political hack you are.
     
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    He should be feeding the poor in Mexico. What makes him help Obongo???
     

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