Edit: Not to mention I would have a problem with this no matter the president. Their's a conflict of interest here.
- the subsidization of phones began under President Clinton, and has continued under Presidents Bush and Obama.
- cell phone distribution program did begin in 2008, the year Obama was elected president, however it did start 3 months before bush was out. However it was also a democrat majority congress/senate.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_1...-starts-today/The government isn't giving anyone free contraceptives, stop listening to Rush Limbaugh. Fail.
Free contraception for women provision of Obama health care law starts today (CBS News) (August 1, 2012)
"Beginning today, up to 47 million women may be eligible to get free access to preventive health care services as that provision of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act goes into effect."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...ew-normal.htmlFood stamp usage is up because we're in a recession. Regardless, it's still a trivial amount of the federal budget and conservatives whinge about it as though those "takers" (they all clearly deserve to starve) are the ones driving the debt up. They're not. If we're being brutally honest the debt is being racked up by old people (medicare/social security) and the military paired with the lowest tax rates since before World War II.
"The number of Americans using food stamps rose to 46.7 million in June, reigniting the debate over the amount of food-stamp spending the government should provide. The total cost for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the fiscal year ending September 2011 was $75.7 billion, more than double the amount four years before."
Food Stamp Fraud: A Constant Problem : NBC.
<-conservative: I don't mind helping people out. but the fraud needs to be taken care of, and these people need helped 'up'. not in welfare their whole lives. so also fail on your bigoted opinion on conservatives.