Remember when the media made a huge deal over Mitt Romney’s “gaffe” about President Obama’s supporters being “dependent on the government.” Well, if you needed any convincing, check out this video of an Obama supporter in Cleveland:
Notice she didn’t say that she’s voting for Obama because his policies improved the state of the economy and that she was able to start her own business or get a job with a successful company. No, she wants you to vote for Obama because he gave her a “free” cell phone. She said, “Everybody in Cleveland, you know, minorities, got a Obama phone. Keep Obama in President.”
The government program she appears to be referencing is run by the FCC and is known as the “Lifeline program.”
from Time Magaize:
Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts. The program, overseen by the FCC and intended to help low-income Americans, is popular for obvious reasons, with participation rising steeply since 2008, when the government paid $772 million for phones and monthly bills. But observers complain that the program suffers from poor oversight, in which phones go to people who don’t qualify, and hundreds of thousands of those who do qualify have more than one phone.
That’s right. The Federal Government spent $1,600,000,000.00 to buy folks like this Obama a supporter a free cell phone, and naturally those recipients will, in return, vote for the candidate who believes that the government should take from the successful to fund “everybody in Cleveland’s” texting habits.
Simply put, it’s a perfect example of Democrats using government welfare to buy votes.
And to think that the media lambasted Mitt Romney for being right about this…