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NEW RULE: ALL THIS STINKING REPUBLICAN BULLSHIT MUST DIE DIE DIE

By jazz_music following x   2018 Dec 12, 7:02pm 3,027 views   57 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


OBAMAPHONES!!!!!!! I can’t believe it. I heard some nut repeat it today. Total bullshit invented for Limbaugh audiences STILL lives in the addled repertoire of religulous right wing mujahadeen anti-intellect fanatics!!!

Look, it’s simple okay? Just stop sucking! M’kay? Thanks!

The undisputed champion of easily debunkable myths continues to be the Republican Party. But, until now, I don't think I've ever fully summarized the most glaring examples of GOP myths and lies. To be sure, this isn't to suggest that all Republicans are easily-misled simpletons. They're not. Yet their party consistently panders to its easily-misled simpleton base with the most egregiously dishonest ideas in American politics.

I hasten to note that this list obviously doesn't cover everything and I'm sure you'll have some additional examples for the comments below. But the following are definitely the 10 most mendacious things the GOP has attempted to foist upon the American public.

10) Obama Doubled the Deficit.

This was a favorite of the Mitt Romney campaign. Throughout 2012, Romney repeatedly said, "The president promised to cut the deficit in half. He's doubled it!" No. No he hasn't. First of all, this line depends entirely on voters not understanding the difference between the deficit and the debt. See previous "simpleton" remarks. Indeed, the president has absolutely cut the deficit by way more than half in his first five years. When he took office, the deficit for 2009 was projected to be $1.4 trillion. The deficit at the end of 2014 will be $514 billion, just three percent of GDP. That's a nearly $1 trillion reduction in five years. Not only that, but the administration boasts the lowest year-over-year increase in government spending since Truman, and it'll be one of just three administrations in the last 50 years that will have ended with a lower deficit than when it began. The last Republican do leave the White House with the same record was Eisenhower.

9) Man-Made Climate Change Is a Hoax.

According to a clearly liberal agency called "NASA," a full 97 percent of scientists with specific expertise in climate science agree that climate change is real and humans are causing it. We shouldn't really have to say anything else. Of course if you're Lloyd Christmas from Dumb & Dumber, and "one-in-a-million" means "there's a chance," then the three percent of scientists who aren't sure about climate change obviously indicates that it's a hoax.

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8) Cold Weather Disproves Climate Change

Second in our trifecta of climate change myths is an annual favorite. Every time it snows, you know the drill. Whenever there's a snow storm everyone from Matt Drudge to Rush Limbaugh suddenly achieves nipple erections hard enough to cut glass. And out comes the myth that climate change can't possibly be real because it's snowing somewhere. What they fail to explain to their disciples is that New York City or Minnesota or Washington, D.C., isn't, you know, the globe. Climate scientists base their global warming observations on global temperature averages. So while it might be snowing outside Sean Hannity's house, average temperatures year-over-year are growing progressively higher.

7) Tax Cuts Do More to Stimulate The Economy Than Food Stamps and Unemployment Benefits.

According to Moody's Analytics:

Every dollar spent on unemployment benefits generates 1.61 in economic growth.
Every dollar spent on food stamps generates 1.74 in economic growth.
But every dollar spent on rolling tax rates back to Bush-era levels only creates .32 in economic growth — that's a 68-cent loss on investment.
6) Cars Kill a Lot of People and No One Wants to Ban Them Like Guns!

Unlike firearms, cars aren't explicitly designed to kill or wound living beings (humans, animals, etc). They're designed to move you from one place to another. Yet unlike firearms, cars and drivers are heavily regulated by the government, from emissions standards to annual inspections to safety features, and so forth. You can't legally drive a car that doesn't feature seatbelts, or a car that spews too much exhaust into the air. You have to take both a written and a behind-the-wheel test to get a license to operate a car. You often have to renew that license at regular intervals and, if you're older, you have to prove that you're physically capable of driving a car. You can't drive a car while drinking alcohol or impaired by other chemicals. There are thousands of police officers patrolling our roads and, as most of us have experienced at one time or another, they will penalize or arrest you for improper handling of a car — with literally hundreds of laws to abide, and considerable penalties, ranging from fines to imprisonment to the government stripping you of your right to drive a car at all. So if the NRA and its supporters are going to keep using this car analogy, then let's talk about regulating guns and gun owners the same way we regulate cars and drivers.

5) The Affordable Care Act Covers Abortion-Inducing Emergency Contraception.

Admittedly, there are so many Obamacare myths to choose from: death panels, IRS goon squads raiding homes, it's a "job killing" law, it's a "government takeover," etc. It's all a pile of hooey and definitely worth mentioning here. But this lie about emergency contraception coverage is so insidious that it even managed fool some liberals. Contrary to lawsuits by various religious businesses and organizations, the various forms of emergency contraception covered by the law do not, in fact, block implantation of a fertilized egg. If these medications were indeed abortifacients, they wouldn't be covered because it's illegal for the government to do so. But they're not abortifacients, so they're covered. Simply put: while some emergency contraception blocks implantation, the emergency contraception that's covered in the law blocksovulation — not implantation. Of course that won't stop the lawsuits or likely factor into the opinions of perhaps five Supreme Court justices when the first major Obamacare contraception decision drops this Summer.

4) Obamaphones!

Okay, just stop it with this. No, the Obama campaign wasn't handing out free phones in exchange for votes. However, there's definitely a program that offers low-cost telephones to citizens who can't afford one. The truth is the Lifeline program has been around since 1984 when, that's right, Ronald Reagan helped to create it. In 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set up a non-profit outfit called the Universal Service Administrative Company, which receives financial backing via the Universal Service Fund. According to its website, money for the program is contributed entirely by "long distance companies, local telephone companies, wireless telephone companies, paging companies, and payphone providers," and none of the funding comes from taxpayers via the federal government. It's all privately donated money.

3) It's Safer to Have a Gun in the House, or a Concealed Weapon on Your Person.

I'm going to step aside and let an actual Republican debunk this one. Here's David Frum:

A gun in the house minimally doubles the risk that a household member will kill himself or herself. (Some studies put the increase in suicide risk as high as 10 times.) An American is 50 percent more likely to be shot dead by his or her own handthan to be shot dead by a criminal assailant. More than 30,000 Americans injure themselves with guns every year.

2) Exhaling Releases "Dangerous" CO2.

This is so dumb, it easily ranks as the most ridiculous climate change lie. Yes, more ridiculous than the blizzard thing. It's truly astonishing that anyone with half-a-brain actually believes it. Speaking of half-a-brain, here are some prime offenders:

Glenn Beck:

"Carbon dioxide is basically this. (Exhales.) Look at how much pollution I just put out."

Rush Limbaugh:

"We exhale CO2. If were a poison, it wouldn't be part of the way we stay alive."

Michele Bachmann:

"Carbon dioxide is a natural byproduct of nature."

Mitt Romney:

"Now I know there is also a movement to say that carbon dioxide should be guided or should be managed by the Environmental Protection Agency. I disagree with that. I exhale carbon dioxide. I don't want those guys following me around with a meter to see if I'm breathing too hard."

The stupidity is, pardon the pun, breathtaking. On the surface, this "exhaling" silliness sounds like it might be true — if you're really into uneducated, simplistic explanations for very complex topics. Not only does human breathing not even makethe list of greenhouse gases but, chiefly, the ecosystem wasn't designed to scrub out unprecedented levels of CO2 released by the burning of fossil fuels. Therefore all of that excessive CO2 is just lingering in the atmosphere, trapping heat and scrambling our weather patterns.

1) Voter Fraud Is a Serious Issue That Requires Strict New Voter ID Laws.

Nope. Not even close. Once again, this falls into the Lloyd Christmas category. Successful prosecutions of voter fraud cases barely amount to one one-hundredth of one percent of total votes cast in a single general election. In Ohio, for example, Secretary of State Jon Husted ballyhooed his war against fraud by nabbing a whopping 20 potential cases. 20 out of nearly six million votes cast in that state in 2012. The Bush Justice Department found that there were as few as 80 successful prosecutions of voter fraud cases out of hundreds of millions of votes cast since 2000. For this ratio of possible-fraud-to-votes-cast we're told we need laws that make it more difficult to vote. By the way, some Republicans came right out and said it: this isall about electing Republicans.

That's it. It's of course foolish to think the Republicans will drop these lies and myths any time soon. But as long as various Republicans continue to repeat these transparently obvious falsehoods, they should expect that the rest of us will continue to think they're either idiots or that they're deliberately trying to deceive their own people — or maybe a little of both.


https://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/debunking-top-10-most-egregious-republican-lies

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18   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 5:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
Why would he do that @Marcus?


Becasue it contradicts a republican lie maybe ?
19   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 5:48am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
wont give us specifics


Just say you don't understand my point. It would be more honest.

Instead you lie again.
20   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2018 Dec 13, 5:54am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
CBOEtrader says
wont give us specifics


Just say you don't understand my point. It would be more honest.

Instead you lie again.


You didnt make a point. You called us liars. Your posts are zapped :)
21   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 5:54am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
ALWAYS disappears


Yeah, Im going to do that again. I call it going to work.
22   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2018 Dec 13, 5:56am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
CBOEtrader says
Why would he do that @Marcus?


Becasue it contradicts a republican lie maybe ?


Yet again, you choose slippery words instead of making a point.

Obama roughly doubled the deficit. This is a true, factual, easily provable statement. See the chart above as well as a therapist to understand why your brainwashing allows a simple article to convince you that up is down and green is red.
23   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 6:24am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
Obama roughly doubled the deficit.


Your dishonesty is implying that was a bad thing (reflecting poorly on Obama) under the circumstances.

GWB spending levels, combined with massive drop in revenues tied to crash and depression level economy. Bailouts not only of major corporations but state and local governments too. You kno what happened. Many people thought the republican congress should have let OBama spend more to stimulate us out of that recession.

You would have people believe that there was anything he could have done to avoid it his deficits ? That's the lie. Saying that he couldn't even do better than Carter, when you know why. It's dishonest - political bs.

And yet Trump is running massive tax cut based deficits when the economy is supposedly the strongest it's in what ? Decades ?
24   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 6:26am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

I don't lie like a republican, but I would imagine that if I did, I would get triggered when called out on it too.
25   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2018 Dec 13, 6:43am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I've never seen such shitty charts since Hillary Shart her pants climbing the stairs
26   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 13, 7:21am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
average temperatures year-over-year are growing progressively higher.

No they're not. The temperature is going down, not up.
27   Elgatouno   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 13, 7:30am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Strategist says
Ronald Reagan helped create free cell phones for everyone?


Yes he did, it's called the life line program which gives cellphones to the poor. So next time someone lies to you and tells you Obama created the life line program you can set them straight and say

"the Life line program - the program that gives free cellphones to the poor - was created in 1984 under Ronald Reagan's leadership"
28   Elgatouno   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 13, 7:57am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
Obama roughly doubled the deficit.


According to the CBO who issued a projection in January 2009, just days before Obama took office that the budget deficit would reach $1.2 trillion that year, before the cost of any new stimulus plan or other legislation was taken into account. Obama was handed a really shitty economy.

Handed a far better economy than Obama, Trump's deficit in 2018 was $779 billion. The highest in 6 years. The deficit in year 2016 was $548 billion. That's 42% higher than when Trump started!

2019 projections are at $1,000,000,000,000 which will be getting close to doubling. And this is in a "booming economy"

If Republicans are honest they should be extremely upset about this.
29   Herdingcats   ignore (1)   2018 Dec 13, 7:59am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Rocketmanjoe says
If Republicans are honest they should be extremely upset about this.


You didn't know, Republicans aren't honest.
30   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2018 Dec 13, 8:14am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Your dishonesty is implying that was a bad thing (reflecting poorly on Obama) under the circumstances.


I dont imply. I state things in actual words. You are projecting your slippery wording onto me.marcus says
CBOEtrader says
ALWAYS disappears


Yeah, Im going to do that again. I call it going to work.


Yeah you've been 'at work' for the last six month minus the 25 daily posts where you broadly ad him entire groups w no facts or support. Totally no time left to actually use facts and stuff, I'm sure.
31   CBOEtrader   ignore (5)   2018 Dec 13, 8:19am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This thread: "Republicans lie about Obama doubling the deficit. Just look at 2009 to 2014 deficit declines by $800 B"

Rational response : "Even excluding 2008-2010, Obama's average deficit is roughly twice GWB's"

Marcus: "Even though the OP has proven to be a lie, anyone who pointed out this lie must actually be the liar BECAUSE mind reading"

Bravo kids. Nice chat
32   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 9:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says
The temperature is going down, not up.


Some people think that if the stock market has one down day, that it's a secular bear market.

How can anyone be THAT stupid ?
33   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Dec 13, 9:38pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Strategist and CBOE know about the crash, and about the ZIRP. Largest deflationary pressures since the 1930s. Strategist knows about it all (if he isn't a moron). They know full well exactly what the situation was when Obama started.


We also know exactly why the economy finally took off when a new President replaced Obama, don't we? Marcos knows about it all (if he isn't a moron). I think.
34   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 9:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
Republicans lie about Obama doubling the deficit.


For the nth time, that's not the lie.

The lie is the implicit message that Obama was somehow fiscally negligent or irresponsible compared to other Presidents, when it's hard to imagine any President achieving lower deficits over that time period.

Hell, you're going to find yourself defending annual deficits much bigger than Obama's between 2011 and 2016., at a time of FULL EMPLOYMENT !

That's what Trump will be known for, that is, not including the corruption and collaboration with hostile powers etc, and having his personal attorney going to jail for years for trying to cover for him, etc., etc,.

You must be so proud.
35   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Dec 13, 9:41pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rocketmanjoe says
Strategist says
Ronald Reagan helped create free cell phones for everyone?


Yes he did, it's called the life line program which gives cellphones to the poor. So next time someone lies to you and tells you Obama created the life line program you can set them straight and say

"the Life line program - the program that gives free cellphones to the poor - was created in 1984 under Ronald Reagan's leadership"


I was a poor student in 1984, how come I didn't get a free cell phone?
36   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 9:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Strategist says
We also know exactly why the economy finally took off when a new President replaced Obama, don't we?


Yes. Tax cuts and government spending. It's called borrowing from the future. But I don't think it took off as much as it should have for that amount of tax cut stimulus.

Probably the reason it didn't do what you would expect from that amount of stimulus is the uncertainty in the business world about the President's mental stability.
37   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Dec 13, 9:50pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Strategist says
We also know exactly why the economy finally took off when a new President replaced Obama, don't we?


Yes. Tax cuts and government spending. It's called borrowing from the future. But I don't think it took off even as much as it should have for that amount of tax cut stimulus.

Probably the reason it didn't do what you would expect from that amount of stimulus is the uncertainty about the President mental stability.


I actually think the economy took off too much too soon. Trump still wants to create more jobs, when jobs available exceed job applicants by a million. Trump needs to cool off a bit or else inflation will start up again. Can't say that about Obama, a President who could not inspire enough confidence in the business world.
38   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 9:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Yeah, it obviously couldn't be that it took time to pay down debt, clean up balance sheets and build steam again. Work our way out of a wierd zero interest rate envirnment in which money wasn't really being lent out to businesses. not just at the national level.

I reckon in republitard world, having a lunatic at the helm in the U.S. inspired the entire planets economies. It couldn't be that President Trump's being President simply coincided with a growing global GDP.

He actually somehow caused it.

You may be right. I mean he does have a lot of words.
39   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 10:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

We're being played, and so many people are so gullible.
41   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Dec 13, 10:11pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Yeah, it obviously couldn't be that it took time to pay down debt, clean up balance sheets and build steam again. Work our way out of a wierd zero interest rate envirnment in which money wasn't really being lent out to businesses. not just at the national level.


It couldn't be, and wasn't what you state. It was Trump being elected that jump started a stalled economy, as can be seen with the stock market shooting up within hours of his victory. You think that was just a coincidence?
42   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 13, 10:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Strategist says
can be seen with the stock market shooting up within hours of his victory. You think that was just a coincidence?


Not a coincidence at all. Stock markets are forward looking. The powers that be on wall street had a ironclad guarantee of the upcoming tax cuts. WhoopTeeDoo. That's something that has to be paid for one way or another, in the future.

That's in the market now, and I hope you profited from it well, becasue all we have now are the deficits in the aftermath.

All time record deficit in November. https://www.apnews.com/9aea095139d14801a48b4964cb4ec4e4

You tell me, in such an awesome economy, are we supposed to be running the biggest deficits ever ?
43   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 14, 6:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says

Some people think that if the stock market has one down day, that it's a secular bear market.

How can anyone be THAT stupid ?

The temperature has been going down for two years now. How low does it have to go cause the alarmists to give up?

I personally like the heat and a couple more degrees along with more co2 would be good for plants and animals.

Some idiots still think co2 will cause the planet to heat catastrophically.
44   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Dec 14, 6:47am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Yeah, it obviously couldn't be that it took time to pay down debt, clean up balance sheets and build steam again. Work our way out of a wierd zero interest rate envirnment in which money wasn't really being lent out to businesses. not just at the national level.


Lack of confidence and mistrust with Obama's policies on Wall Street was the primary cause of the stalled economy. Trump changed that in a matter of hours. It's as simple as that. Being in denial is why you refuse to see the obvious.
45   Strategist   ignore (2)   2018 Dec 14, 6:57am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

marcus says
You tell me, in such an awesome economy, are we supposed to be running the biggest deficits ever ?


Yes, deficits in this scenario is OK. If you cut taxes today, you will have a deficit today. The growth that reduces deficits comes with a lag, because it takes businesses a lot of time to plan and set up the plants necessary to increase production. Profits and the higher tax revenues to reduce the deficits takes even longer.
It's as simple as 2 + 2.
46   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 14, 7:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says
Some idiots still think co2 will cause the planet to heat catastrophically.


Maybe you're right. Science should be left to the common sense average to below average intelligence folks. Having an IQ over 100 only gets in the way of good science.

You know, that is except when it comes to technology. For technology, go ahead and let those genius types work on it.

Strategist says
It's as simple as 2 + 2.


Well I guess a hail mary pass combined wwith a prayer is a simple thing too. I do get it that it fits TRumps pattern. "we'll just borrow more and hope for the best." Leverage baby !
47   marcus   ignore (8)   2018 Dec 14, 7:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Strategist says
Being in denial is why you refuse to see the obvious.


No. I just know the difference between righting propaganda (mistrust becasue of Obama) versus reality.

Are you saying that knowledge of the upcoming tax cuts TRump would definitely get through with a republican congress was not extremely bullish ?

That's all it was.

And that's paid for in the future.

By the way, how much of that stock market rally since Jan 2017 has been given back ?
48   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Dec 14, 8:06am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APHAman says
Show some data that proves your point


The charts and data have been stuck in front of your face for over a year. We can't help you if you won't open your eyes.
49   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Dec 14, 8:25am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hey Jazz. Have you thought of writing for NPCDaily.com? Your posts would fit right in with their satire of the Left. Although you’d have to brush up on your grammar, style, and rhetoric to bring it above a third grade level. Still! Anything is possible!
50   Elgatouno   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 14, 9:08am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Strategist says
I was a poor student in 1984, how come I didn't get a free cell phone?


Well the first step would have been to sign up for the life line program. Did you sign up for the life line program? If not that would be one reason.
51   Herdingcats   ignore (1)   2018 Dec 14, 9:14am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

APHAman says
Have you ever tried discussing anything with a right winger/libertarian? They’re either dumb as fuck or simply dishonest. Probably both


Finally the truth is spoken at Pat.net
52   Herdingcats   ignore (1)   2018 Dec 14, 9:21am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
By the way, how much of that stock market rally since Jan 2017 has been given back ?


All I know is that the Dow has been a rollercoaster over the last year yet it is lower today than it was a year ago.
53   Herdingcats   ignore (1)   2018 Dec 14, 9:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APHAman says
Very telling that you choose NOT to answer the question and chose NOT to post any data


The data doesn't look as good as it did a year ago. So, no , he won't provide new charts.
54   Elgatouno   ignore (3)   2018 Dec 14, 9:52am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Herdingcats says
APHAman says
Have you ever tried discussing anything with a right winger/libertarian? They’re either dumb as fuck or simply dishonest. Probably both


Finally the truth is spoken at Pat.net


Yup
55   CallitCrazyLOL   ignore (5)   2019 Mar 6, 12:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
Still! Anything is possible!

Your cohort will do anything to get a laugh.

Even to the extent of praising the criminal Trump cartel.
56   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Mar 6, 12:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Elgatouno says
Strategist says
Ronald Reagan helped create free cell phones for everyone?


Yes he did, it's called the life line program which gives cellphones to the poor. So next time someone lies to you and tells you Obama created the life line program you can set them straight and say

"the Life line program - the program that gives free cellphones to the poor - was created in 1984 under Ronald Reagan's leadership"



In 1984, cel phones cost around $4,000. At that time, pay phones were everywhere and cost a quarter per call, in some places a dime. It seems "cel phones for the poor" in 1984 would be like "Rolex watches for the poor."

https://mashable.com/2014/03/13/first-cellphone-on-sale/#ikIzRwaj_sqf
57   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 6, 3:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
At that time, pay phones were everywhere and cost a quarter per call
And what was even more wonderful, you didn't see everyone chattering away on pay phones as they drove their cars.

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