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Topic - Keep Obama
Congress is finally getting involved in reining in one of the government's most bloated programs, the $9.3 billion Universal Service Fund, which is responsible for saddling telephone bills with an inscrutable array of taxes and fees. People have to pay more to keep in touch with friends and family because the government is raising cash to buy Obamaphones.
Nobody likes paying a telephone bill, landline, cell or otherwise. The long-term contracts, early termination fees and the bewildering array of fees and limits make comparison shopping a drudge. This isn't so, however, for nearly 1 every 10 Maryland residents who get their telephone free from the Lifeline subsidy program.