To Help Congressman Tim Griffin (R) with the "Stop Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2011." Petition signatures will follow Congressman Griffin. As of Dec 2012 this Bill has stalled, we need your help & signature.
HR 3481 Prohibits a provider of commercial mobile communications service from receiving universal service support under specified provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 for the provision of such service through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Lifeline program (a program that provides discounts or free monthly telephone service to qualifying low-income consumers). Your signature will help Congressman Griffin (R) get his Bill pushed through the House.
In 2008, the Lifeline Program was expanded to include wireless service providers. Between 2008 and 2009, non-landline costs for the program doubled – from $143 million to $384 million – and then doubled again, totaling over $719 million in 2010. Before the certification of the first wireless carrier, the overall Lifeline Program cost $822 million per year, an amount consistent with the previous five years. That number grew to $1.025 billion in 2009 and to $1.315 billion in 2010. According to the Federal Communications Commission, it is common for multiple wireless service providers to seek reimbursement for Lifeline services provided to the same household.
HAD ENOUGH YET? Please Sign This Petition. Share with your Patriot Friends. Tell them to sign.
Not to sign is to let your taxpayer waste continue.