This election the great Republicans of Pinellas County have a choice. The choice comes down to conservative thought, actions and beliefs. We have all watched the video of the Obama Phone Lady, in fact more than 9 million people have viewed this video. Now I know Obama didn’t start the program, but a conservative government should have stopped the abuse. Here are some of the facts. The phone is free, 5oo minutes a month are free and unlimited texting. Now some will argue that for safety and getting a job one needs a phone. No one needs unlimited texting and I certainly don’t want to pay for it. The only requirements to get this phone are 2 things: 1) Identification 2) your food stamp card. I tried to get one from a guy pushing them down by the bus terminal. I was denied because I did not possess a food stamp card. This phone is being promoted to the low income population, given away to anyone already on the dole and being paid by the 47% of Americans who pay into the system.
I called Representative Austin Scott’s office of Georgia who sponsored H.R. 5525 – End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016 to discuss the reason for the bill. According to Representative Scott’s office the bill was put forth to STOP issuing cell phones. During my conversation I concluded this bill was an attemp to stop the government waste we hear so much about. The house vote went almost straight down party lines with all but 7 Republicans voting in favor and every Democrat voting against except 1.
Of the 7 Republicans who don’t see issuing free cell phones as a waste of government resources, one lives and represents the great peninsula of Pinellas. Representative David Jolly voted against H.R. 5525 – End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016, in-favor of continuing a program that enriches the telecom industry on the backs of tax paying Americans for a non-vital government program that most would consider a luxury. I personally believe that a cell phone is not a necessity that the federal government needs to provide to its citizens and therefore a waste of taxpayer dollars. If you think David Jolly wasted your dollars than you do have a choice.
The Republicans of Pinellas do have a choice and I think it is a better choice. If you haven’t already mailed your ballot in, I urge you to look into Mark Bircher for Congress. Take 2 minutes to compare Mark Birchers accomplishments to his opponents and the decision will be easy to make. Take 2 minutes to compare Mark’s beliefs and it will be easy to vote for him. Take 2 minutes of research and you will realize that Mark Bircher is the best man to send to Washington, he just might not have the name recognition or the backing of the Republican machine. I’m going to vote for Mark. I am not a political operative, insider or fanatic, I am just a guy who has done some research and made a decision and wanted to share my thoughts with those in my district. I’m voting for Mark, because I would have never voted against ending free cell phones like Jolly. Watch the video below and ask yourself this… Would you want that to continue?