"..The federal Universal Service Fund, which all telecommunications providers support as required by federal law, pays for the programs.
Amy Storey, a spokeswoman for CTIA - The Wireless Association in Washington, said all U.S. wireless carriers charge consumers a fee to recover the cost of their contribution to the fund, which varies quarterly as determined by the Federal Communications Commission."The program is about peace of mind," Carter said. "It's one less bill that someone has to pay, so they can pay their rent or for day care. ... It is a right to have peace of mind."
That's right. The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and peace of mind. Right there in the Bill of Rights. Er, no.
Universal Service Fund(AUDIO) Charles Krauthammer tells it like it is once again. There is no doubt that the left and the media use these ad hominem attacks because they have nothing else. they tried it with the race card and now they are trying it with the terrorist card. They cannot argue with our policy so they use attacks to make us look like bad people. The problem is a lot of Tea Partiers are your family, your friends and your neighbors-its not going to work as people realize who we are.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires phone service providers to contribute a percentage of usage revenue each quarter to the Universal Service Fund.
It's designed to help schools, libraries and low-income and rural residents secure several types of phone service, including cell service.
Customers might notice a "Universal Service" line item on their bills
Even the New York Times knows we got screwed on the debt deal.
“It does nothing to address the real drivers of our debt,” said Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, explaining his decision to vote against the bill. “It eliminates no program, consolidates no duplicative programs, cuts no tax earmarks and reforms no entitlement program.”Here is the full text of the plan as it stands right now. Some of the worst parts:
-If the House and Senate don’t approve the same legislative agenda by December , that will trigger automatic cuts in Defense, regardless of our threat level and military needs.
-The Super Congress
-It doesn't cut ANY spending at all, it simply reduces the amount we were going to increase the debt.
Glad we passed that debt ceiling bill before the market tanked and the economy went all haywire. Oh #sadface.......
Oh look, Obamacare mandates birth control and all kinds of other things that only apply to women are given deductible free to women based on the fact that women shouldn't have to pay more because they are women. Yes that's right, we shouldn't have to pay extra because we are women, everyone else should pay for it.
"Under the law, we're making it illegal to charge women more just because of their gender," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Monday.I have super doubts about the new Super Congress. Is it legal? How exactly can you take all the bargaining rights away from the elected as spelled out in the Constitution?
Welcome Tea Party Terrorists! And while I disagree with the politics of this guy I like the message he is trying to send.
Gore. Al Gore Double-Oh-Idiot