Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Congress "Fixes" Obama Phone Program With "American Phone Act"

 Are My Free Obama Phone Minutes Almost Up?

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!!


  1. 6 years to come up with this pile? I'm not seeing where folks on the right approve.
    I tweeted to DJT and Ryan that HC Reform has to start with Tort Reform.

    But hey, SC Judges and the beast is not in the white house.

  2. it's tough being the overwhelming minority in what was once 'my' party. powerless. What I simply cannot abide the excuse "This is much better than obamacare", as if THAT is an acceptable standard.

  3. One of my dad's favorite sayings is, "Once you give someone something, you can never take it back." obama opened the floodgates to the free stuff and you'll be evil incarnate if you ever think of taking back the program.