Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Did You Get Your Obama Phone?

Under the federal government's "Lifeline" program, more than 16 million Americans are receiving free phone service at the expense of United States taxpayers.  The program has grown by 76% under President Obama.

The program offers free service to anyone who is at or below 135% of the poverty level. 

So, did you get your Obama phone?

1 comment:

El Gringo Viejo said...

Your comments and observations are very much appreciated. My grandfather was born in Montrose, Pennsylvania in 1860. He went west, homesteaded quite a spread in Gwinner, North Dakota. He married late in life with a rich girl from Minneapolis (a Hudson Valley, New York type), and had his and her only child, a son, my father in 1911. They moved down to the Rio Grande Valley in deep South Texas in 1915 and I was born there in 1947.
Norman was the 1st born of the third litter so to speak of Hubbard (Banty)Newton. Hubbard died of depression in 1867 at the age of 57. He lost two sons in the 96th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, one about a month before Gettysburg in front of Longstreet, and the other about a month afterwards skirmishing against Lee's rear guard. The two Yankee heros were from Hubbard's first litter, and were much older than Norman. But he remembered them being in full military regalia for Christmas Dinner in 1862.
I never knew my grandfather Norman; he died almost twenty years before my arrival. The pictures I see of Montrose seem to show a very attractive little city. We have always been interested in establishing some kind of contact with folks from your area.
My blog is pretty much like yours, very conservative, perhaps we are some kind of kindred spirits. I might be a touch more Confederate, but in no wise racist. We are self-employed, small business people, old Episcopal types, collegiates, rural background, semi-retired with a little bed and breakfast in Mexico, taking care of family folks even older than us.
We would appreciate your checking us out at privatouring.blogspot.com and from there you can easily link up with our web-page about the Bed and Breakfast place. We shall be checking your site out in the future, just to pick up some fresh ideas and to feel a little connection to where Hubbard and his family folks lived and are buried.
Thanks for your time, attention, and interest. We would really appreciate hearing from you. Your style of writing is pleasant and succinct, while mine is a bit verbose and blustery.
David Christian Newton
El Gringo Viejo