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More Crony Capitalism -- "ObamaPhone" Style

Steve of CA Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 9:09 PM
The program was begun under Pres. Bush, was he trying to buy votes too?
Cuban Peete Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 5:40 PM
So, again, FUBARack continues and expands another terrible Bush initiative. See how much you actually loved Bush and didn't even know it?
americathebeautiful Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 9:37 PM
Give it up Steve. The program that was started originally was for LAND LIBES Aonly and in order to btain one of those "govie" land line phones, you had to be subsisting at 100% belw the poverty level.

Obama IS THE PREZ who oened that program up to cell phones and ANY TOM, DYCK, AND HARRY could get one even if your earning $40,000 a year at least.

lovestorun Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 9:17 PM
NO, he wasn't the recipient of $1.5 million. Obama was.

Everyone remembers the horrendous "ObamaPhone" video, of course.

At the time, I noted that the "ObamaPhone" episode illuminated President Obama's expertise at "using taxpayer money to buy support, pay off supporters, or for overall self-glorification."  Huh.  I was just thinking about the support it bought from people like the woman using it, and attributing the benefit to Obama, rather than to the taxpayers who are actually subsidizing her phone use.

But now, it emerges (via Andrew Stiles in the Washington Free Beacon) that -- in another example of Chicago-style "crony capitalism" -- ObamaPhones are profiting Obama donors, too....