Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Government Sending Free Mobile Phones to Dead People

Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas says a government-backed program that helps provide phones to low-income Americans ended up sending mobiles to the dead relatives of his constituents.

Griffin said the story of dead relatives receiving cell phones was relayed to him by constituents. He added: “I’ve also gotten calls from people who say their employees were bragging about having 10 phones.”

I smell crony cellphone providers, in cahoots with the government, making some nice kaching.

Charity, of any kind, should be left to the private sector.


  1. Re: Dead People. They must have gotten the names from the voter rolls!

  2. Dead men tell no tales, but they can take voice mail

  3. Dead people need cell phones to determine who they vote for next round