it’s pretty funny that some conservatives are so quick to jump to the stereotype of “black welfare recipient” complete with a made-up limerick about loving welfare and implying they’re too lazy to work
meanwhile the individual behind her is carrying a sign stating “Good Jobs Now” indicating that this woman is part of a march or demonstration for proper and decent employment
Hey, Democrat, you might want to check yourself before you wreck yourself next time. This photo is a screen shot from an actual video of a woman yelling into the camera about how we should all vote for Obama because she was a recipient of Obama’s free cellphone giveaway. I don’t really give a shit what her race is. Had this been a white woman, or a latino woman, the issue would be the same. Black people do, in fact, make up the largest group receiving welfare and entitlements in America. This is not a stereotype. Blacks only make up 13% of the total US population, and more than half of them are on the government tit. Facts, not stereotype.
Oh you mean this:
Today, 38 states, one of which is Ohio, participate in the Lifeline program. If you live in one of those locales and your income is at or below 135 percent of the poverty line, or if you qualify for certain benefit programs like Medicaid and TANF, you can apply for a free cell phone that offers you 250 minutes of talk time per month. The people who are getting these phones aren’t getting iPhones or other smartphones; they’re often people in urban or rural areas who are being supplied with basic cell phones so they can call the hospital when they’re sick, or receive calls if there’s a problem with their child at school.
If you’re upset that Obama is giving “freeloaders” gratis cell phones paid for with your tax money, don’t be. Firstly, Obama had nothing to do with the Lifeline program: the “Obama phone” narrative is a myth that both liberals and conservatives have fallen for since 2009. Secondly, Lifeline isn’t paid for with tax revenues. Rather, Lifeline is funded with a pool of money, called the Universal Service Fund, which is paid for with revenue donations from telecommunications providers. Some of those providers—like Verizon, for instance—pass off that cost to their customers with a Universal Service fee, but the government doesn’t mandate that the money come from citizens, meaning it’s technically not a tax.
It is sort of sad that the woman in Drudge’s “Obama phone” video has no idea that her free cell phone has nothing to do with Obama. But conservatives who would try and hold her up as an example of a liberal president gone wild with handouts are just as sad and ignorant, and more cruel by a large margin.
so to recap
- the phones are not an “Obama giveaway”
- they are not even a government giveaway because they’re not paid for with tax revenue
- they aren’t extravagant or in any way a luxury, they are 250 minute plans for limited or emergency use
Maybe you should take your own advice and check the facts before talking.
Aaaand the majority of welfare recipients are white, so, you know, facts.
And lololol forever at “It wouldn’t matter what her race is” followed by “and Black people are statistically leeches on the government and my precious tax dollars.” Well done, filthypickle. Well done.