What was said in that 'hidden tape' was the truth if you choose to believe it or not. That said, I do not think Mr. Romney meant to say he did not care for those 47% who do not pay federal income tax. Look at his record of helping people in need. He doesn't just send a check, he shows up ready to help.
Do we taxpayers pay too much? yes! Do we need to slash government programs along with some re-structuring? yes! Government is so bloated with waste and too large to know where to begin.
But as the end is near, we must begin soon.
Next time you purchase something of open your electric bill or gas bill or telephone bill, just pay attention to the taxes added column.
And of the earners of our society, how much more of their money will be taken and distributed all in the name of 'the common good'.
Below is what was included in my telephone bill:
Verizon is an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ElTel) in Massachusetts under Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable guidelines. Verizon provides customer assistance programs designed to make telephone service more affordable for Massachusetts residents with limited incomes. Anyone who participates in one of the following programs is eligible to apply for Lifeline. The programs include:
• Mass Health
• Supplemental Security Income
• Low Income Rome Energy Assistance Program
• Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children
• Transitional Aid to Families ~ Dependent Children
• Section B Federal Public Rousing Assistance
• National School Lunch Program
• Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
• Eligibility based on income (135% of Federal Poverty Levels)
• Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) General Assistance
• Head Start (Tribal land residents only)
• Food Distribution Program (Tribal land residents only)
Only one Lifeline discount is allowed per household, consisting of either wire line or wireless service. A household is not permitted to receive Lifeline benefits from multiple providers.
A household is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses.
Verizon also provides low-cost Lifeline service through its Native American Lifeline (NALL) program. Residents of federally recognized tribal lands who qualify for Lifeline may get their basic telephone service for as low as $1.00 per month. Residents of federally recognized tribal lands who meet the NALL eligibility criteria are also eligible for federal assistance of up to $100.00 in Link-Up installation credits to establish telephone service.
For more information, please call a Verizon Representative during weekdays between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm at 1800 VERIZON.