Obama phone

Poor Californians to Get Free ‘Obama Phone’

by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars.com  |  published on December 11, 2012

Although the infamous ‘Obama phone’ meme was savaged by many liberals as a mischaracterized Republican talking point, a program to provide poor people with taxpayer-funded cellphones is about to be rubber stamped in California.

A YouTube clip uploaded in late September featured an Obama supporter at a rally in Cleveland advocating to “keep Obama in President,” primarily because the government provided people with free phones if they were on low income, food stamps, or had disabilities.

The video was cited by critics of big government as a reflection of the typical Obama supporter – someone lazily dependent on government hand outs whose vote could be easily bought with free stuff.

The clip emerged in the same month that a video was leaked of Mitt Romney telling campaign contributors at a private dinner that 47 percent of Americans would never vote for him because they believe they are “victims,” and are “dependent on government.”

The ‘Obama phone’ video soon went viral, spawning a number of musical parodies which also attained millions of views on YouTube.

Leftists and other media outlets responded by pointing out that the subsidized “free” phone for welfare recipients was in fact started under George W. Bush, that the program applied to land lines not cell phones, that the costs were covered by the Universal Service Administrative Company, not through taxpayer revenue, and that the phone service was not “free,” only slightly discounted.

However, something akin to the fabled ‘Obama phone’ is set to be rubber stamped in California and it will apply to cellphones.

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