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Cell Phones for the Poor Costs Consumer $1.5 Billion Annually

  According to Fox News, a subsidized federal phone program for poor people cost consumers more than $1.5 billion last year. The Lifeline system provides low-income Americans with free basic cell phones or land-lines and covers up to 250 free minutes … Continue reading

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Govophiles Add 277,000 Federal Jobs in 5 Years; Taxpayers Paying Extra $30 to $50 Billion Annually

Per an article by USA Today newspaper (Dec.26,2011), the federal government has added a net 277,500 employees since September 2006 and raised average salaries 17.3% — or 5.3% after adjusting for inflation. According to estimated calculations, each job would likely cost … Continue reading

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Graphs of Budget Projections: Govophiles in Action

Where are we headed? Under current law, the federal budget is on an unsustainable path, because federal debt will continue to grow much faster than the economy over the long run. Federal Debt Held by the Public Under CBO’s Long-Term Budget … Continue reading

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