In response to:

"He Gave Us A Phone, He's Going to do More"

Uber Dave Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 7:21 AM
Steve of CA Wrote: 5 hours ago (1:59 AM) "Since 2009, there has been an urban myth that Obama created a program to provide free phones to low-income Americans at taxpayer expense. There is, in fact, a government program that will provide low-income people with a free or low cost cell phone. It was started in 2008 under George W. Bush. "The idea of providing low-income individuals with subsidized phone service was originated in the Reagan administration following the break-up of AT&T in 1984. (It was expanded and formalized by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.) The program is paid for by telecommunications companies through an independent non-profit, not through tax revenue." So...
king10 - exposing leftism Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 7:27 AM
My response to Steve of CA is simple.

1. post your source because I don't believe one thought of cell phones to the public in 1984.....indeed it was Miami Vice in 1986 that had the first "car phone" which was the size of a box of .50 cal ammunition.

2. Under what administration did the lady in the video say she got her cell phone from; indeed, will vote for because of it?

Once those are answered, the problem becomes crystal clear.

Romney 2012
Rick676 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 7:32 AM
Actually, Mannix (private eye show in the 60's) had a car phone on the show. That was the first I ever saw. Worked more like a radio transceiever.
TX Gal Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 8:04 AM
It didn't say anything about cell phone service in 1984. It said subsidized phone service originated in the Reagan administration.
R.D.8 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 8:11 AM
I don't believe Mannix was on TV in the 60's
R.D.8 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 8:13 AM
Self-correcting...yep late 60's - mid 70's...
Uber Dave Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 7:22 AM
...It's Bush's fault again huh?

...Doesn't say much for this nitwit does it?
Rick676 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 7:35 AM
The program today is being funded not by private non-profit, but by an excise tax started around 1900 to subsidize phone service to rural areas where is was not economically feasable to run service to otherwise. That tax has been there for over 100 years, has accomplished it's aim decades ago, but like any other tax, it is hard to get rid of even when it has served it's function. Once the government gets it claws onyour wallet, it is hard to pry their hands from it.

This video, which is being featured on Drudge, was shot at a protest outside of a Romney campaign rally in Ohio.  It appears to have been organized by the SEIU:


Interviewer: You've got an Obama phone?

Obama supporter: Yes!  Everybody in Cleveland or minority got a phone.  Keep Obama in president, you know?  He gave us a phone.  He's going to do more.

Interviewer: How'd he give you a phone?

Obama supporter: You sign up if you're on food stamps, you're...