When you hear the words "it's free" in this country, you usually ask yourself, "What's the catch?"
If you’ve watched much TV lately, you’ve probably noticed the “it’s free” cell phone ads. So what’s the catch?
These phones are marketed to low-income welfare recipients and they don’t have to pay a cent in most cases. So who picks up the charge?
Well, that would be the taxpayers via taxes on your home and cell phones. Do a little research on this subject and you’ll be amazed by not only the welfare state mentality of this government-sponsored program but also with the complete lack of oversight and control. Phone companies and end users are basically on the honor system to have the phone service terminated once the end user is off of the welfare program.
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When the government is in the fiscal position of cutting vital services such as fire, police and teaching positions, could someone please explain to me why the government has a program to provide free cell phones and services on the public dime?
I could use a new iPOD. Is that next on the “it’s free” list?