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‘MARCOPHONE’ PROGRAM COVERS AREA INCLUDING 200K SQ MILES, 7+ MILLION PEOPLE, OPEN-ENDED FUNDING

 

 

 

” The US border with Mexico is 2,000 miles long. The area 100 miles from this border is 200,000 sq. miles and takes in such metropolitan areas as San Diego, Tucson, El Paso and other major towns. The total population of this area is over 7 million people. All of these meet the first criteria for the new grant program. 

It is the second criteria that makes limiting funding important. To be eligible, one must have a “lack of cellular service.” It is noteworthy that the provision doesn’t detail “lack of cellular coverage,” just “service.” It doesn’t include  any of the other definitions the federal government uses to define areas underserved by telecommunications areas. 

The US Code is littered with language defining “rural” area, “ranchers”, “farmers” as well as areas without telecom services. The original proposal didn’t include any of these, likely to give DHS certain flexibility, but the modest appropriation implied the intent of the provision.

Open-ended funding, however, allows DHS to take a very expansive view of eligibility for the program. Does a “lack of cellular service” simply mean one can’t currently afford a cell-phone plan? Wouldn’t that person potentially be eligible for a grant to purchase a satellite phone? Since there is no limitation on funding, there is little check on such an expansive interpretation.

 

 

 

     FYI TracFone is the major ObamaPhone provider and one would assume would also provide “MarcoPhones” . Here is some background on TracFone and it’s CEO . Oh and don’t forget that TracFone is a subsidiary of  América Móvil which is owned by Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim .

 

 

TracFone Wireless, Inc.
TracFone Wireless.svg
Type Subsidiary
Industry Telecommunications
Predecessor(s) Topp Telecom, Inc.
Founded MiamiFloridaUnited States(1996)
Headquarters MiamiFloridaUnited States
Number of locations 80,000 retail locations
Area served United States (incl. Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico)
Key people Frederick J. Pollak (President and CEO)
Services Prepaidmobile virtual network operator
Revenue Increase US$9.48 billion (Jan-Dec 2008)[1]
Net income Increase US$269 million (Jan-Dec 2008)[1]
Employees 400+ (2008)
Parent América Móvil (98.2%)
Others (1.8%)
Website www.tracfonewireless.com
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Frederick J Pollak just happens to be a major Obama bundler :

 

 

” The Washington Free Beacon reports that TracFone Wireless CEO F.J. Pollak “has donated at least $156,500 to Democratic candidates and committees this cycle, including at least $50,000 to the Obama campaign,” while his wife Abigail has bundled over $632,000 in Obama donations during this campaign cycle.  They hosted a $40,000-per-plate fundraiser for Obama in Miami Beach this year, and they’ve made seven White House Visits.  Abigail received an appointment to the presidential “Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino.”

And TracFone is affiliated with company called America Movil, which is owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world.  So a huge amount of money is being extracted from paying cell phone customers through a surcharge on their monthly phone bills, and paid to a company run by a top Obama donor and affiliated with the richest man on the planet, so welfare dependents can have “free” cell phones.  Some of those dependents love their free phones so much that they run out and get ten or twenty of them.”

 

 

 

Bundler: Frederick J. Pollak

 

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Employer: Tracfone Wireless Inc
State: FL
Bundler Status for 2008: Hillraiser (Hillary Clinton), raised at least $100000
Name Disclosed By Candidate: Y
Federal Lobbyist: N
Mega-Donor Status for 2008: $33,100.00 to committees supporting Barack Obama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration Bill Contains ‘MarcoPhones

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” The 844-page immigration reform bill the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” dropped in the dead of night contains a lucrative handout that would give taxpayer-funded free cell phones to some people who live or work near the U.S. border with Mexico.

Pages 43 and 44 of the bill detail what one conservative blogger, Javier Manjarres of Shark Tank, has already described as the “ObamaPhone” from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). That section reads: “

* Let us pray that he ends up with even less than that on election night .

HT/CainTV