Friday, January 29, 2010

Ya want a free phone service? Hop on the Food Stamp train!

Yes, it is true. I received this in the mail yesterday. I thought it was your typical mediacom advertisement, bright colors and all. But no, not mediacom at all. It was informing me that those individuals that are already on food stamps NOW will receive free phone service. And not just any phone service, but call waiting, caller ID, voice mail, and long distance. I am a little peeved by this. And by "this" I mean the government thinking that having a phone is a right. What's next a cell phone? But you or I will not qualify for it. :)

I think someone else puts it nicely...HERE ya go. I know I have already posted the Tim Hawkins "The Government Can" song but it is appropriate.


  1. I'm pretty sure you can already get free cell service as well, at least in some states. I read something to that effect not too long ago. I guess everything that man can buy is becoming a "right" today, but we are fast losing what really are rights.

  2. I like your posts and I like your links - we looked at the Leopard Seal the other night, and The Government Can was great, too.

    Thanks, Brooke!

    I noticed that mailing, too, and was thinking, "WHAT?!"

    Cathy Groves

  3. Kind of along the same line, senior citizens receive far better "benefits" if they are on Medicaid (welfare) than they do on Medicare (that they have paid into their entire working lives)! We have actually been encouraged to liquidate my mom's assets so she would "qualify" for Medicaid. That is sooo dishonest.