They are called Obama Phones because his fans credit President Obama with their free phones. Of course they should credit you because as a taxpayer (Lifeline tax or general revenue) you pay for them. Obama didn’t start the Program. It is in its 30th year. The label Obama phone might be appropriate. Since taking office the federal expenditure for the Lifeline program (Obama Phone) has tripled. Tripled!
This is neither a scandal nor a cover-up. If you can use Google, in a few minutes you can find out more than you’re getting here. What it is, however, is corrupt. Good old fashioned corruption. Let me name this particular corruption—Carlos Slim. Carlos Slim currently is the richest person in the world ahead of Bill Gates ad Warren Buffet. With holdings in several companies, Carlos Slim, who dominates wireless communications in Latin America, owns a controlling interest in the American telecommunications company TracFone. TracFone seems (details are murky) to have about one third of the Obama Phone market. Mr. Slim does not run the company. The TracFone President and CEO who runs the company for Mr. Slim, is Frederick “F.J.” Pollak.
In the 2012 cycle, Pollak gave at least $50 thousand to the Obama campaign. Now get this, Mrs. Pollak, Abigail, is a campaign bundler for Obama. She has raised more than $632,000 for the president this cycle. The return for TracFone and Carlos Slim is tens of millions of new annual profit. You can bet Mr. Slim has a Pollak in his communications across Latin America. You, on the other hand have a lawless President leading a corrupt government.
There is plenty of other corruption in the Obama Regime. We’ll get back to it when the scandals, cover-ups and felonies let up a bit.