April asks: “I heard rumors that there will no longer be free Government phones once Obama is not in office. Is this true?”
PENCE: Good news, April! THERE, WE FIXED IT! The main difference now is that your "Obama Phone" will now be known as "American Phone Act" or something... Get in line!!
The program is too popular to kill
|More than ten million needy Americans have come to depend on their Obama Phones to keep track of their kids, to reach medical professionals, to search for jobs, and to do many other daily tasks that more affluent Americans take for granted.|
Very few politicians have the nerve (or the stupidity) to end the subsidy that pays for the Obama Phone program. They just don’t want to anger all those constituents.
The program has inertia
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of inertia, please allow us to explain it because it almost seems as if the word was invented to describe government programs.
Wikipedia says, “Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion; this includes changes to its speed, direction or state of rest. It is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant velocity. The principle of inertia is one of the fundamental principles of classical physics.”
But the concept of inertia can also be applied to government programs, meaning that once they’re established, they keep going and going and going like the Energizer Bunny.
Thank goodness, THEY FIXED IT!!