The conversation on the radio ultimately reached the boiling point of fairness vs. charity. All of these program start with great intentions in mind, and end up spiraling out of control as more and more “do-gooders” add their spices to the meal. If “this” is excellent, then “that” will be even much better – oh, and if we do that, then its simply a little action to add another thing, and so on.
Keep in mind – till recently.
The talk of the day was all about “complimentary” cell phones and other federal government waste. I had no concept how stupid this phone program is.
Too many deals, from Craigslist ads to joblessness reports to e-mails to instantaneous messenger, happen online – it would be ridiculous to anticipate somebody to drop a type or a check in the mail. Who has stamps nowadays anyhow?
The mobile phone was born. Uh oh – now everyone will want one. The slippery slope is here.
We are eliminating ourselves with great intents. As an outcome, we now have a “bad” class that is richer than 90% of the remainder of the world.
So now, according to the reports, the cost of this program has actually begun to intensify out of control. Figures – it had to occur. How can anybody intend to endure in this day and age without a cellphone?
As it is, I have a house. Bigger than the average. In a quite good neighborhood. I have that (and Im absolutely specific someone else wants it). I dont have a yacht.
At what point do we stop saying say “I deserve” something simply since someone else has it? If so, do I be worthy of a big home in a ritzy area?
Originally, the phones supplied were landlines, and were cheap to set up and maintain. Heck, the phone companies at that time could take in the majority of the costs as incidental expenses. They began out as cheap phones on party lines shared by numerous families in apartment or condo complexes. Cents compared to other costly alternatives.
The original intent of the program was to supply lower income households with a phone for emergency situations, therefore that they might try to find work or be gotten in touch with by potential employers or momentary job services. The program has actually been in existence for many years (a lot for the “Obama phone” jokes), and up until recently was not a real waste of time and cash.
Heck, if Im out utilizing my food stamp “credit card”, or delivering a welfare payment to the bank to spend for my federal government subsidized low-income real estate, or worse yet – going to with my parole officer – and I get a call about a job (or maybe great drug deal), what good is having a landline if Im not there? I require a mobile phone! (Or, so states the nanny state tit-suckler).
Wheres my yacht?
Government Sending Free Mobile Phones to Dead People( economicpolicyjournal.com).
The talk of the day was all about “totally free” cell phones and other federal government waste. I had no idea how foolish this phone program is. Originally, the phones offered were landlines, and were inexpensive to maintain and set up. Heck, the phone companies at that time could soak up most of the expenses as incidental expenses. They began out as inexpensive phones on celebration lines shared by various households in home complexes.
Cutting through Obama phone folklore( observer-reporter. com).
War on Whistleblowers: How the Obama Administration Destroyed Thomas Drake For Exposing Government Waste( lissakr11humane.com).
ObamaPhone Program Cost Spinning Out of Control( libertynews.com).