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Old 08-05-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: NY
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Not very learned at you library are they? Why not call them Reagan phones?
It is a large, urban library serving a very diverse population, and no, many of our patrons don't have a great deal of education. If they did, they would know the program actually began under GWB, not Obama, or Reagan.

Care to take any more shots at our library patrons?
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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Couldn't one argue that it is less expensive to provide someone w/ a phone (to help them find work quickly) than keeping them on the "system" for longer?

I have no evidence of this, just a thought.

Keep in mind .. i am very conservative when it comes to taxes and abuses in the welfare system, but I think there is a bigger picture in this case.
They can pay for their phone with their unemployment check....
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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Gee, who imposes taxes on us. I think I hear the sound of a hair splitting somewhere.
The phone tax I am talking about is just to pay for a welfare cell phone..it's on the cell bill ..there's no splitting of hair there...
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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I'm not well off and I refuse to have a cell phone. It's an entirely unnecessary item.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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Food is a necessity, electricity is not!
I agree.....
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Not very learned at you library are they? Why not call them Reagan phones?
Call them LBJ phones, he started the welfare system we have today....
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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I'm not well off and I refuse to have a cell phone. It's an entirely unnecessary item.
I agree I do not have one and never have...
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Default Should the tax payers have to buy cell phones for the poor?

This is outrageous to me. Food? OK. Shelter? Fine. But cell phones are now a right, not a privilege? Where does it end? How about GPS systems?

Free cell phones and 70 minutes a month on the tax payers dime.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Over There
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NO!!!! If they want a cell phone buy it themselves. Yet another waste of tax payer money!
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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All part of the nanny state.

However, this is not new.
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