Where do “Obama phones” come from?

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    The program is called Lifeline, established in 1984, originally created to subsidize landline phone service for low income Americans, funded by government-collected telecommunication fees, paid by consumers.



    In 2008, the program was expanded to support cell phones which quickly escalated the cost of the program. In 2008 the program cost $772 million, but by 2011 it cost $1.6 billion.


    The program has also been highlighted for reform by Senator Claire McCaskill D-Mo.



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    its not the phones that cost the most money..thought that does cost a good bit of money..... its the service that will rack up the most cost!
     
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    Either way...it "costs." They get...you pay.
     
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    The "Obama phones" came from Bush.
     
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    Then you must really hate the GOP with a passion. They bankroll the snot out of their corporate cronies with our tax dollars that make the bush phone look like amateur hour.
     
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    And now you are attacking some old men and women because they get a $6 discount on their land phones? Your mom and pops. OMGJFC



    With the fastest growing segment of the population being the elderly, many people are struggling to care for aging family members. Philips® Lifeline® is a 24/7 communication service designed to provide assistance to seniors with the press of a button, allowing them to remain in their homes as long as possible, extending independence and autonomy through the golden years. Lifeline® can also provide peace of mind to family members who worry that a mother, father, sister or brother might not get help when it matters most.
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-lifeline.htm


    Heartless right wing mother @#$%*ers
     
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    bush phone.. obama phone... i dont care whos phone it is

    its all bullshit...and no one should be getting a free cell phone.
     
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    My mom pays for her phone. In fact I actually pay it for her.

    Freeloading leftwing POS!

    See it goes both ways! :razz:
     
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    Cell phone for seniors? When was the last time you saw a phone booth? Again the free SafeLink cell phone are saving lives of seniors when they are away from home. Your family members.
     
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    Don't ry try spin it into being only about seniors. That idiot in the video was no senior.
     
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