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Claire McCaskill
12:12 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

McCaskill expresses outrage over government phone program

Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D-Mo.)
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)  is expressing outrage at the Lifeline government phone program operated by the Federal Communications Commission. The program provides free cell phones to low income people who qualify for welfare and food stamps.

McCaskill says that no one is making sure that people don’t receive more than one phone and there is no way to keep people from selling them.

The democrat says there appears to be no accountability between Lifeline and those distributing the phones.

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