James O’Keefe strikes again. He’s the fellow who brought down ACORN with his “pimp” video a few years back. This time he stings a couple of wireless carriers who supply phones for the “Lifeline” program, often referred to as “Obama phone” program.
The program actually dates back to the Reagan era but has been greatly expanded in recent years.
Lifeline cost taxpayers $2.19 billion in 2012. That money went largely to a few large corporations such as TracFone, owned by Carlos Slim one of the wealthiest (and best connected) men in the world.
And according to O’Keefe at least some of that $2.19 billion made it into the hands of drug dealers.