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Old 02-12-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Gotta cut the NASA budget so folks can have free phones? That appears to be the plan. I guess freebies to buy votes are more important. I guess NASA will have to do more muslim outreach programs. I'm sure that's still in the budget.

"The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them."

Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies - WSJ.com

On Feb. 13, NASA’s Fiscal 2013 Budget was announced and the Obama Administration carved away nearly half the Mars mission budget. Altogether, funding for NASA’s Mars and Planetary missions in the Fiscal 2013 budget would be sliced by $300 million – from $1.5 Billion this year to $1.2 Billion in 2013. NASA was forced to gut the Mars program to pay for the cost overruns of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Experts React to Obama Slash to NASA
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: The Brat Stop
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Gotta cut the NASA budget so folks can have free phones? That appears to be the plan. I guess freebies to buy votes are more important. I guess NASA will have to do more muslim outreach programs. I'm sure that's still in the budget.

"The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them."

Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies - WSJ.com

On Feb. 13, NASA’s Fiscal 2013 Budget was announced and the Obama Administration carved away nearly half the Mars mission budget. Altogether, funding for NASA’s Mars and Planetary missions in the Fiscal 2013 budget would be sliced by $300 million – from $1.5 Billion this year to $1.2 Billion in 2013. NASA was forced to gut the Mars program to pay for the cost overruns of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Experts React to Obama Slash to NASA

Nice try, but

There is one problem with the Obama Phone: It doesn’t exist.
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Since 2009, there has been an urban myth that Obama created a program to provide free phones to low-income Americans at taxpayer expense. There is, in fact, a government program that will provide low-income people with a free or low cost cell phone. It was started in 2008 under George W. Bush.
The idea of providing low-income individuals with subsidized phone service was originated in the Reagan administration following the break-up of AT&T in 1984. (It was expanded and formalized by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.) The program is paid for by telecommunications companies through an independent non-profit, not through tax revenue.
EPIC THREAD FAIL



The Truth About The Obama Phone | ThinkProgress
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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There are no such things as Obamaphones.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:42 PM
 
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Gotta cut the NASA budget so folks can have free phones? That appears to be the plan. I guess freebies to buy votes are more important. I guess NASA will have to do more muslim outreach programs. I'm sure that's still in the budget.

"The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them."

Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies - WSJ.com

On Feb. 13, NASA’s Fiscal 2013 Budget was announced and the Obama Administration carved away nearly half the Mars mission budget. Altogether, funding for NASA’s Mars and Planetary missions in the Fiscal 2013 budget would be sliced by $300 million – from $1.5 Billion this year to $1.2 Billion in 2013. NASA was forced to gut the Mars program to pay for the cost overruns of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Experts React to Obama Slash to NASA

Except that it went up according to wikipedia under Obama significantly than under Bush.


2000 13,428 0.75% 14,926
2001 14,095 0.76% 15,427
2002 14,405 0.72% 15,831
2003 14,610 0.68% 16,021
2004 15,152 0.66% 15,559
2005 15,602 0.63% 16,016
2006 15,125 0.57% 16,085
2007 15,861 0.58% 15,861
2008 17,318 0.60% 17,138
2009 [6] 17,782 0.57% 17,186
2010 [7] 18,724 0.52% 17,804
2011 [8] 18,448 0.53% 17,005
2012 (est.) [8] 17,770 0.48% 16,014
2013 (proj.) [8] 17,711
2014 (proj.) [8] 17,711
2015 (proj.) [8] 17,711


Budget of NASA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yah...googles good.

Plus it seems to be the republicans that want to cut NASAs budget.

http://www.space.com/15595-nasa-budg...bama-veto.html

Yah...googles good...again.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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The swooners swarm to the defense of dear leader. lol

Call it what you want. The folks getting em call em obamaphones. That is all that really matters. To Obama anyway.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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Except that it went up according to wikipedia under Obama significantly than under Bush.


2000 13,428 0.75% 14,926
2001 14,095 0.76% 15,427
2002 14,405 0.72% 15,831
2003 14,610 0.68% 16,021
2004 15,152 0.66% 15,559
2005 15,602 0.63% 16,016
2006 15,125 0.57% 16,085
2007 15,861 0.58% 15,861
2008 17,318 0.60% 17,138
2009 [6] 17,782 0.57% 17,186
2010 [7] 18,724 0.52% 17,804
2011 [8] 18,448 0.53% 17,005
2012 (est.) [8] 17,770 0.48% 16,014
2013 (proj.) [8] 17,711
2014 (proj.) [8] 17,711
2015 (proj.) [8] 17,711


Budget of NASA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yah...googles good.

Plus it seems to be the republicans that want to cut NASAs budget.

NASA Budget Cuts Draw Threat of Presidential Veto | Commercial Crew | Space.com

Yah...googles good...again.
Yeah reading is good too and understanding numbers. Take a look at yours and get back to me. LOL
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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Gotta cut the NASA budget so folks can have free phones? That appears to be the plan. I guess freebies to buy votes are more important. I guess NASA will have to do more muslim outreach programs. I'm sure that's still in the budget.

"The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them."

Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies - WSJ.com

On Feb. 13, NASA’s Fiscal 2013 Budget was announced and the Obama Administration carved away nearly half the Mars mission budget. Altogether, funding for NASA’s Mars and Planetary missions in the Fiscal 2013 budget would be sliced by $300 million – from $1.5 Billion this year to $1.2 Billion in 2013. NASA was forced to gut the Mars program to pay for the cost overruns of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Experts React to Obama Slash to NASA
Nice myth you are perpetuating about the phones OP.

The Myth of the 'Obama Phone'

I think NASA would appreciate a more evidence based approach...yah googles good.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Soon it will be the Obama Smart phone complete with texting and internet service and data plan.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Dumbest thread in days.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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The swooners swarm to the defense of dear leader. lol

Call it what you want. The folks getting em call em obamaphones. That is all that really matters. To Obama anyway.
You probably didn't know this, but government phone service was introduced during the Reagan administration. The correct phrase is

Reaganphone
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