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Your right to have a cell phone

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by PLC1, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you even know you had such a right? Well, now you do. It is good to know what your rights are, don't you think?


    Read about this important right here:


    Of course, this right is not paid for out of federal tax dollars, or is it?

    Contributions? Is that what they're calling taxes now?

    How is this different from charging me extra for my cell phone so that someone else can have one for free?

    A right to have a cell phone? I had no idea. I wonder if we have a right to a big screen, an ipod, or a Wii? How about internet access, and an email account?

    All this time I thought that the electronic goodies we have enjoyed for the past decade or so were luxuries, to be had by the old fashioned method of paying for them. Now, I realize that they are rights, to be paid for by "contributions".
     
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    Ridiculous. Plain ridiculous
     
  3. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    Catch this...

    AT&T Announces New Universal Service Charges and IP Telephony and Wireless Data Services


    It appears that the universal service charge, or universal phone tax, was instituted way back in 1996. What is confusing is, I can't see exactly what this was done. At first glance, it seemed the theory was that the income from the charge, would be used to support universal governmental services, such as 911 and emergency support, like *68 (or whatever the number is) directly connects you to state troopers.

    In any case, the charge has collected much more than the operating budget of such universal services, and now they are going all socialized with it. This is how most well intended government programs, end up. Now instead of just providing a small benefit to everyone, it's just a universal tax and wealth redistribution, that jacks up the price of cell phones.
     
  4. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    TracFone says cell phone ownership is a "right". So it must be true. Would they lie?

    Does this mean that TracFone will pay for them? Where do I sign up for mine?
     
  5. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    You have to meet "certain eligibility requirements", meaning that you have to be on the public dole. If you earn your way in life, then you don't qualify.
     
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    Does working for the government qualify for public dole?

    I want my Iphone paid for

    where do I find the paperwork :)
     
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