Are you paying attention, mainstream media? We didn’t think so. However, James O’Keefe and Project Veritas exposed yet another government program that invites fraud and corruption, and the FCC took notice (though they didn’t admit O’Keefe’s expose had anything to do with it):

The FCC has sent notices to companies who participate in the LifeLine phone program (known better to some as “Obama phones”) which instructed them to verify eligibility before handing out phones.

From The Hill:

The notice from the FCC comes a few weeks after Project Veritas, a conservative organization led by activist James O’Keefe, released a video that shows distributors giving free Lifeline phones to people who said they planned to resell them. One of the recipients said he planned to use it for drug money.

O’Keefe’s organization proved that the “honor system” doesn’t work so well when it comes to handing out government goodies. Maybe the government will have better luck when they try it with health care.

What are the Obama phone guidelines to which companies are expected adhere? Some speculation:

  • TheOriginalDonald

    ObamaPhone-Two tin cans and a microphone #WhereItsAt

    • wwbdinct

      Beck! Not the Glenn kind.

    • Elaine

      Why check qualifications for anything these days? Phones, HC, food stamps, citizenship.. anything you want, the Prez is giving.. while taking at the same time.

  • JackD

    We should call or text every O-phone owner to remind them all future elections will be the first Wednesday in November.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      The FEC would be on you like Snap.

    • King Leer

      Would you sign this petition to ban Di-Hydrogen Oxide?

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    easy fix…tell them that the o-phones are from Republicans….they send them right back.
    oooh, oooh….extra special, tell them they’ll get a special O-phone with his image on it in return mail!!!!!!

  • socalcon

    “Income check. ”
    Really? The administration must be Racist.

    • King Leer

      “Income check.”
      Women and minorities hit hardest

  • peteee363

    unlike anybody in the current administration, james gets results!

  • RememberSekhmet

    If we’re going to subsidize phones, they should be fugly, with minimal features and no resale value, or refurbished antique flip phones.

    • AZWarrior

      Great Idea. And should only be able to dial 911.

      • peteee363

        yeah, like they need that, I am sure we will be aware of all the mcnugget outages in the area then. and they will know where all the bad drug dealers are. or have you not heard the funny 911 calls by disenfranchised low information voters in the past?

        • AZWarrior

          Yeah PT, but my favorites are the callers complaining of being sold bad dope and wanting the po-po to come and get their money back! You just can’t make this stuff up. I love this country.

        • nickdqwk

          Sorry didn’t read your post before I posted mine.

      • nickdqwk

        at McDonalds cause there out of them McNuggets.

  • michael s

    Known to some as Obamaphones. Those who engage in code words.

    • MarcusFenix

      Had they been called “Romneyphones” or “Bushphones”, i doubt you’d have a problem with it, right? 😛 Or are those code words not up to your definition of double standard?

  • MLCross

    So, Obamaphones require some sort of income check? And that’s accomplished how? I mean, obviously, they can’t be asked for any kind of identification because asking for identification is racist, at least it is at a voting booth. So, how do you do an income check or assign someone a phone or phone number without them producing some form of identification?

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Thank you James/ProjectVeritas. Keep up the GREAT work!