obamaphones going to folks vowing to sell them for heroin

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    $2.2 Billion taken from those that produce and given directly to those that consume. And some have no problem with that. Nanny state out of control. Redistribution alive and well
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    Like the 80-year old widow who is completely dependent on social security and may need a phone to call 9-1-1 in the event of a medical emergency?
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    I was thinking more of the able bodied folks looking to get multiple free phones to sell to buy crack, heroin, beer, wine, shoes, purses, oh the list is limited only by the imagination of the takers. Perhaps we give "the 80-year old widow who is completely dependent on social security and may need a phone to call 9-1-1 in the event of a medical emergency" a device that will immediately notify emergency services if she needs them -- the folks looking to score heroin or purses have to fend for themselves.
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    We don't live in a communist country that babysits all Americans. SS was intended to add minimal assistance to people's live at the end of their days... it was never meant to give them a comfortable way of life after retirement.

    This is the problem with all entitlements, they start out basic in nature and their support for peoples but all that free government help gradually get more and more expensive and encompassing. And, it's never enough - which leads to total dependency by it's freeloader recipients.
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    How can it be not the point of your comment? If you're going to complain that government provided cell phones are made in China, then you should be able to point to a comparable cell phone that is made in America.

    btw...even if you could find a cell phone "made in America", it's likely that means it was assembled in America and all the parts were still made in China. Finally, if you think there's a market for American made cell phones...start making them here and get rich.
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    You have a crazy imagination, and you really should stop trying to read between the lines.
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    I've got an even better idea. Let's take all these obamaphone recipients who are so desperately looking for jobs and send them to China to work in the cell phone factories. They get jobs, China gets more workers and we get rid of the deadbeats -- win, win, win!

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