Latino Group Wants More Obamaphones
I’m still trying to figure out why anyone should get a phone provided for them.
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According to The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), more low-income Latinos must be encouraged to use Obamaphones, despite increasing fraud in the program. “Probably about 30 to 35 percent of the people who qualify for Lifeline would be Latino, and yet only about 15 percent of the users of Lifeline are Latino,” said Brent Wilkes, executive director of LULAC. He added, “From our perspective, it’s not that there’s too much use, it’s actually too little.”
Wilkes admitted that fraudulent activity was common, but said that drug dealers should be able to pay for Obamaphones: “I don’t have a lot of evidence about drug dealers using the phone and things like that, I mean, if anything they should be able to pay for them.”