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Subject:  Re: oehner’s Plan B raises taxes on poor Date:  12/20/2012  9:17 PM
Author:  MissEdithKeeler Number:  46982 of 110546

Obama Phones

JEEZE O PETE. I am sick of this "Obama Phone" nonsense.

The free cell phone thing was started in 2008 under GW Bush.

Free phones was actually a Reagan (you know, Ronald Reagan) project and it was formalized with the telecommunications act of 1996. As cell phones because ubiquitous, it was expanded to include cell phones in 2008--under Bush II.

AND: it's not paid for by the government! It's subsidized by the telecom industry.

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-phone/
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