Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hey, we're just helping the poor, so what if we get rich doing it

A cellphone company whose top executive has close ties to President Obama lobbied for and won a piece of a major new government push to provide Internet service to low-income job-seekers, even though critics say the company’s smartphones are poorly suited to the task of helping those in the program find work.
TracFone CEO F.J. Pollak has been a frequent White House visitor and his wife Abigail has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for both Mr. Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns.

And although TracFone had originally lobbied for the program, critics say its contract would not provide recipients with skills-boosting computers and services, but would supply high-end Android phones, ready to play games and browse Facebook but doing little in the way of getting a job. More here:


Yes, and the government gives your tax money to Obama's buddy.  Awesome.  Feel like a sucker yet?  Nah, this is probably an anomaly, right?  Isolated incidink.
Is this ALL the government does anymore?  Finding new things to tax so they can funnel the money to their friends?  All in the name of "helping the poor," of course.

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