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  1. 13 Jul '11 20:46
    It's here, at least in Oklahoma. I was shocked to see the commercials on TV. Here's the link:

    http://www.gotruewireless.com/?gclid=CLL2kbWX_6kCFRHGKgodrV0kzw

    Do other countries take money away from people enable the poor to get cheap cell phone service?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    13 Jul '11 20:49
    Oklahoma and Texas are spearheading this collectivist, statist trend. Ha!
  3. 13 Jul '11 21:07
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Oklahoma and Texas are spearheading this collectivist, statist trend. Ha!
    I saw that and was rather amazed. Maybe the left has decided that they needed to win over the heartland's poor!
  4. Standard member Soothfast
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    13 Jul '11 21:07
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I saw that and was rather amazed. Maybe the left has decided that they needed to win over the heartland's poor!
    Interesting hypothesis. Whatever blows your hair back, I guess.
  5. 13 Jul '11 21:10
    Originally posted by Soothfast
    Interesting hypothesis. Whatever blows your hair back, I guess.
    What do you think about using tax payer dollars to pay for cell phones for the poor?
  6. Standard member Soothfast
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    13 Jul '11 21:15
    Originally posted by Eladar
    What do you think about using tax payer dollars to pay for cell phones for the poor?
    I'm skeptical, but I'd have to read up on the whys and wherefores.
  7. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    13 Jul '11 22:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Soothfast
    I'm skeptical, but I'd have to read up on the whys and wherefores.
    Since when is telephonic communication a given right in any country?
    It is part of the liberal agenda pure and simple.
    Plus it makes it easier to contact them to let them know what time they will pick them
    up to get them to the voting polls.

    Plus the fact that all cell phones are gps trackable.
    If you can't afford a tracking device, we'll give you one...free!!
  8. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    13 Jul '11 23:20
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Since when is telephonic communication a given right in any country?
    It is part of the liberal agenda pure and simple.
    Dead right. Conservatives wouldn't piddle around with cell phones. They'd go for laptops or something.
  9. 14 Jul '11 21:24
    Originally posted by FMF
    Dead right. Conservatives wouldn't piddle around with cell phones. They'd go for laptops or something.
    Conservatives wouldn't go for subsidizing the poor for anything except the essentials: Food, water and shelter.

    Even then conservatives wouldn't subsidize at as high a rate as liberals.

    So no, I don't think conservatives would subsidize laptops for the poor. Subsizing laptops for oil companies, now that's a horse of a different color! I think many conservatives in the US would jump at the chance at the government giving even more money to oil companies!
  10. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    14 Jul '11 21:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    Dead right. Conservatives wouldn't piddle around with cell phones. They'd go for laptops or something.
    Actually they wouldn't piddle around with that either. Earmarks, and/or laws that favor certain groups or industries, are where it's at for Republicans and Democrats alike.
  11. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    14 Jul '11 23:23
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Conservatives wouldn't go for subsidizing the poor for anything except the essentials: Food, water and shelter.

    Even then conservatives wouldn't subsidize at as high a rate as liberals.

    So no, I don't think conservatives would subsidize laptops for the poor.
    I had Newt Gincrich in mind. Certainly a 'conservative', I reckon.
  12. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    15 Jul '11 06:15
    Originally posted by Eladar
    It's here, at least in Oklahoma. I was shocked to see the commercials on TV. Here's the link:

    http://www.gotruewireless.com/?gclid=CLL2kbWX_6kCFRHGKgodrV0kzw

    Do other countries take money away from people enable the poor to get cheap cell phone service?
    This is small potatos compared to the Federal Government subsidizing oil companies who clearly don't need it!
  13. 15 Jul '11 21:23
    Originally posted by bill718
    This is small potatos compared to the Federal Government subsidizing oil companies who clearly don't need it!
    So it's OK to waste money on programs aimed at subsidizing cell phone companies because the government wastes bigger bucks in other places?

    No wonder this country is in such a mess. No one is willing to make a bunch of smaller cuts. All we can do is say "we can waste money here because it isn't much".

    People with this attitude have no hope of being financially responsible. They are left to believe that they are in debt and simply can't do anything about it. A common attitude today to say the least.
  14. Standard member Soothfast
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    15 Jul '11 21:42
    Originally posted by FMF
    Dead right. Conservatives wouldn't piddle around with cell phones. They'd go for laptops or something.
    What, to use as clay pigeons at redneck skeet shoots?
  15. 15 Jul '11 21:46
    Originally posted by Soothfast
    What, to use as clay pigeons at redneck skeet shoots?
    For a person who complains about other posters bigotry, you sure like the stereotypes.