According to a Fox News item on this social phenomenon:
The video is drawing attention to the government program — Lifeline — as a national debate unfolds on entitlements and the growing percentage of Americans who pay no income taxes and get a long menu of government benefits. But even though some beneficiaries may credit President Obama for providing the phones, Lifeline is an extension of a program that has existed since 1985. Still, critics including Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., note the program has swelled from $772 million in 2008 to $1.6 billion.
“It's a government-run, taxpayer-funded program that's running wild and costing more and more,” reads Griffin’s official House of Representatives website.
Private carriers who contract with the government, including TracPhone and Sprint, have websites intended to publicize the program. Some attempt to dispel the program’s connection to the president, such as freegovernmentcellphones.net, while others, including obamaphone.net, embrace it.
“The free Obama phone is an important program, especially for low income families that would otherwise not have access to basic communications,” the homepage of obamaphone.net reads.
The site does, however, clarify that Obama did not start the program and that there's no such thing as an "Obama phone."
..yeah. My ass!
Here's the scam:
..if this sorry sack wind in November, I'm sucking all of the freebies out of the government I can get. Not to Hoover up your taxes, dear reader, but to piss off the grating, trapezoidal, proles like that goddam mirror-fogging mouth-breathing woman.
Let's see how much she likes it when a bunch of lily-white honkies start getting all of the food stamps, phones, and gummint cheese.
Suck on this, lady!