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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

What do you think of free phones for california homeless people?

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/PUC-set-to-OK-f...

Homeless and other poor people in California are on track to soon get virtually free cell phones and service so they can keep in touch with family, potential employers and others crucial to improving their lives.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Clearly, allowing the poor to have easy access to basic needs like employment, emergency medical aid, and police protection is a sign that our nation is doomed.

    Everyone knows that in decent societies the poor and weak are hunted for their delicious meat.

  • 8 years ago

    Where are they going to plug them in to recharge them?

    While it is a nice idea in theory, most of the homeless we work with will trade these phones for liquor and drugs shortly after receiving them or they could be mugged for the phone by another homeless person. We offer free phone time for any homeless person who comes into our agency to contact family members and we encourage them to sit down and take that time. As far as it helping them with potential employers, it is very hard to get a job when you don't have an address. Giving them a phone isn't the solution. They need a permanent place to live and a plan to get their life back on track. Talking on a cellphone is such a minuscule part of that so the money they are spending could really be put to better uses in helping the homeless.

  • John S
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    As the link you provide shows, this is a federal program which is already working well in 36 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia. Damn liberals!

    http://www.assurancewireless.com/Public/FAQs.aspx#...

    BTW, this is old news. The program is funded by the Universal Service Fund, mandated by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The votes in favor of that Act were 91-5 in the Senate and 414-16 in the House. Damn liberals!

  • I think phone service has very little cost to run.

    Transmitting service is almost free and the government

    doesn't pay 10% of what you pay for that service.

    Makes you wish you were poor, doesn't it, lol?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The money would be better used if the 'rich' people got to keep the money so they could create jobs so the homeless people would be able to find jobs and they would not be homeless any more.

  • 8 years ago

    Why work hard to get things? Because they make it better to not work? If these people want a phone Walmart has em cheap , but that requires working a job instead of working the system.

    I say give them a phone and welfare if they get tubes tied and a vasectomy.

  • jim
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Homeless people are crazy, drug addled, urine soaked vermin. If the weren't, they wouldn't be homeless. Yet another example of a bankrupt leftist run state throwing money down the toilet so the lib elite can feel oh so good about themselves.

  • 8 years ago

    the homeless for the most part don't want to contact anybody and are not interested in employment

    they want drugs or booze and the freedom from hassle to enjoy same

    whoever dreamt up this crap needs his head examined

    bleeding Heart Liberal idiots

  • 8 years ago

    They're only going to use the to contact their drug dealers; not their family lol liberals are so naieve.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Property of FEMA Camp.

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