We’ve all heard about the explosion in the food stamp program which has more than doubled in cost to over $75 billion since 2008, hitting record enrollments, but that’s not the only entitlement program where growth is exploding under President Obama.
According to the Government Accountability Office, the Lifeline program (phone stamps?) funded by the Universal Service Charge tax on phone lines, will hit $3.3 billion in spending in 2014, up from $1 billion in 2009 (sending in 2011 was $2.1 billion):
Breitbart has more, including details about alarming rates of fraud in the program.
But get this: After the fraud problems began to manifest itself, the federal government decided to spend $10 million on a registration database to avoid duplication, but the cost of establishing that database and enforcing it is expected to be more than the cost saved from eliminating fraud.
Meanwhile, overall government dependency in America is skyrocketing, and why wouldn’t it? We don’t even have to buy our own cell phones.