I have mentioned before, Thomas Jefferson’s warning that as soon as people learn they can vote themselves money from the treasury, it will signal the end of our republic.
When Hitler wanted to subjugate the German people, he proclaimed that every household deserved a car. Thus was born the “Volkswagen” or peoples’ car. Though cheap, they were cars, widely available, and from a benevolent leader whom they believed cared for their good.
His way of spreading the wealth around is “free” healthcare. But as Obamacare lies in peril, his landmark bill unpopular with most Americans, now he brings free cell phones and free high-speed, broadband internet.
Under the guise of access to emergency services, the left repeat the slogan for the masses that communication is a human right and should not be reserved for the rich.
There are upwards of 20 million people enjoying what they are told are “free Obama phones”. The rest of us are forced to subsidize the Volksphone through hidden taxes assessed by the Obama Federal Communications Commission (FCC), through the universal service fund.
Tyranny is the government’s ability to take credit for things, while denying any real responsibility for what goes wrong. The Obama phones fit that definition well. Obama’s emissaries created the program, mandate the assessments on the telecommunications companies, who then pass the cost to us.
The telecommunications companies gained 20 million new customers with the FCC guaranteeing the bills will be paid. The program that cost $600 million two years ago has exploded to well over $1.2 billion and climbing. The site denies Obama is taxing anyone, but gives him credit for giving the phones away. There is a significant propaganda campaign to give Obama credit for expanding the home phone subsidy program into giving away free cell phones. The Federal Election Commission needs to investigate this site as being an unreported campaign contribution.
Clearly the Obama campaign is thrilled to take credit with the groups receiving the free phones. This is the Obama White House M.O.—feign outrage but take credit. The pro-Obama “Obamaphone” narrative propaganda is being pushed heavily, just by word on the street. If Obama didn’t intend to take credit, he would demand the disclaimer on the website.
The Obama campaign strategy in the last election was to cheat at every turn, going to great extents. They cheated contribution limits (namely from Soros who paid the biggest fine in FEC history), they modified online credit card transaction forms in order to hide donor data, which hid critical identifying data for huge numbers of overseas donations.
In February they announced that the same people getting free phones were also entitled to high-speed broad band internet service for just $10 per month.