Obamaphones...The Real Story

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  1. Meister
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    Wow! Obama just digs the hole deeper and deeper. Conflict of interest?

    Carlos Slim, World's Richest Man, Profiting Off 'Obamaphones' Aimed At Helping The Poor

    Every time someone gets a phone through Lifeline, a government program that gives phones to low-income Americans, TracPhone, a company in which Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim has a controlling stake, nets $10, Fox News reports. The company’s CEO, Frederick “F.J.” Pollak, who is a major Obama donor, also makes a profit from the data plans and minutes beneficiaries of the Lifeline program buy.
    Carlos Slim, World's Richest Man, Profiting Off 'Obamaphones' Aimed At Helping The Poor
     
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    Maobama may be taking credit, or should I say is not correcting the record, because he was not responsible for the program. The creation and initial funding came form good old Nazi Palousey, she slipped in an amendment to a 2008 defense bill, Maobama may have voted for it as a senatior but that's all. GWB actually signed it into law.
     
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    Wow, Huffpo covered this? The one thing they failed to mention is he is also contributed "at least" $50,000 to the Obama campaign. Things that make you go hummmm.
     
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    Is Obama "taking credit"? Because the PSA's for those phones have caused nothing but anger and resentment from those feeling that free tracphones are not something the government should be giving out.

    FYI- this program is not federally funded.
     
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    OMG, another wingnut Obamaphone thread. Good entertainment...

    :popcorn:
     
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    I get chills when a wingnut calls a story "The Real Story"...
     
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    Then you must damn near get frostbite, with all the bullshit "real story" threads you start. :lol:
     
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    This does not surprise me.
    if you really want to see some interesting stuff, go find info on the green companies that got so much in the way of government loans. Some will make you go, huh, some will make you go wow, and some will make you think why haven't they had any news, updates, etc. since they got the loan, yet almost weekly before they did. Be sure to check out the CEO's, Board's, etc.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9e3dTOJi0o]One RingyDingy - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    How many of Obama's green companies have failed? Last I heard, it was around ONE percent.

    Did Half of Green-subsidy Firms Really Go Bankrupt?
     

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