Free Cell Phone Welfare Costs Taxpayers $2.1 Billion

Friday, June 15th, 2012 and is filed under News

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More dispatches from the cradle to grave welfare state.  The government-run free cell phone and phone plan costs taxpayers $2.1 billion per year.  This, from Breitbart:

A program called Lifeline provides free phones and free monthly minutes to anyone on food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Head Start, and several other government programs. And just like food stamps, Lifeline (aka “phone stamps”) has been growing by leaps and bounds since 2008, at significant cost to taxpayers.

Remember that the enrollment in these programs has ballooned to well over 50 million since Obama took office.  Not surprisingly, the cost of the Lifeline phone program has more than doubled since 2009, as noted by Breitbart.