Cell Phones are not a "necessity", they are a "want". House phones could prove beneficial to families searching for jobs or that have children in case of emergencies. The program alone last year ran over $1 billion on cost to tax payers helping fund low income families with house phones, cell phones were added several years ago. The phones alone have now expanded into smart phones(which when new can run $299-$599) not including unlimited data packages to run these smart phones, texting packages, or application cost. Which is all coming out of the American Tax payer pocket. I'm sure you've all heard of the "Universal Service Fund"? If not, it's the tax that every Tax paying American is charged to help provide these low income families with phones, both home and cell , to help aid in job searching, emergencies, and other calls someone may need to make, we also now cover the ability to social media search facebook and other things not "needed" . It should not be up to us, that taxpayers to be fronting a social network bill for facebook to be accessed on a cell phone. This program needs seriously modified so tax payers are only providing(IF ANY) the bare minimum basic house phone for job searching and emergencies, we the tax payers should not nor have ever been asked to pay for smart phones, facebook profile access, or data packages. If America is ever going to get out of this debt, action needs to be taken now to cut funding that is not needed for anything other than mere pleasure and social stability.Tax payers should no longer be required to provide assistance to Low income families for things other than basic "NEEDS"
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