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Government Opening Free Gas Stations in Poor Neighborhoods
As the battle over Obamacare rages in Washington, the White House is quietly using a little known provision of the law to roll out a nationwide network of free gas stations for minorities and the poor.

According to a report in The Detroit Newsthis morning, the administration is using its authority under the Affordable Care Act to "improve transportation routes to hospitals" to dispense gasoline free of cost in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

The $2 billion-a-year program aims to distribute 40 million gallons of free gasoline each year through 70 new gas stations constructed in major metropolitan areas. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) will be responsible for operating the network, whose first station opened yesterday in Detroit .

"It's not something we're publicizing very much, for obvious reasons," explains Dori Salcido, assistant DHS secretary for public affairs. "But under the law we are well within our rights to offer this service, and we think it's good public policy.

"How are people supposed to get to the doctor's office if they don't have gas in their cars? Health insurance is worthless if you can't make your appointment. This is just another fine example of government stepping in and solving big problems."

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Although some developing oil-rich nations like Venezuela and Indonesia subsidize gasoline for the poor, the practice has never before been tried in the United States. The plans are proving controversial with some taxpayers who are loathe to see their money go to subsidize others.

"So basically I'm being punished for not living in the ghetto," says Colin Blair, a white person from the affluent Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills.
"I have three kids and a mortgage. Life isn't cheap for me either. I could use some free gasoline too."

An investigation into the station's operations, however, reveals that Blair is unlikely to be able to use the service.

"Supposedly access to the station is determined by income," says Ebony Jackson, manager of the first Obamastation. "But it's pretty unrealistic to do an income check on each and every driver.
So what we do is basically let all the black people pump for free, and charge all the white people the market rate."

The Obama stations scandal was uncovered by Nolan Finley, a conservative Detroit Newscolumnist widely lauded for his groundbreaking exposéon Obamaphones. Finley says the blatant racial bias in the program is only one of its many outrageous aspects.

"The stations have Obama campaign logo on them and giant photos of the president," he explains. "He's trying to buy votes ahead of the midterm elections. This is something you normally only see in third world countries. I've never been more scared for our democracy."
 

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Mr. Potosky and all:

I'm surprised we AREN'T providing free gasoline. The general concept for similar freebees has been around at least 30 years.

In recent months there's been a fair amount of 'gas' generated about the outrage known as 'obummer phones'. Responding to the criticism, resident libs correctly said obummer phones date back to the Reagan administration. Others responded to that defense pointing out the program's costs increased under obummer from $819 million in 2008 to 2.1 billion in 2012.

What has gotten no attention is a larger, older and more expensive program called LIHEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program). Its another DHS block grant boondoggle with roots dating back to the early 80's. The current annual tab is a bit over $3 billion. Like obummer phones it is funded by people that actually pay their damn bills. You can find the line item charge on your power bill.

In some circles LIHEAP is known as 'dollars for deadbeats'. The reason? The same career slackers get the money year after year. Far from a temporary assist for honest folks falling on hard times, recipients calculate the benefit as part of their annual income. Its just another another mechanism funding dysfunctional lifestyles.

Anyone so inclined can Google liheap and your state for program details.

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The problem is, it's very believable. It shouldn't be in a normal world.
 

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Ah, but this is Free gas to be had, you have to be here illegally first.

Its called a "gas voucher", show hardship and you get what you need(helps if you have buddy's) and you have a particular green card!

Sad thing is, its not just Obo and crew, its been going on for years.
 

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This would actually be funny in that slum occupants don't own cars!!! I guess it would create a black market for coupons/vouchers. At least we could buy the coupons for about $.50 a gallon!! Get some of our own money back!
 

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No, we aren't directly giving away fuel to anyone but we do give money that can be used for fuel or food or rent or....

But none of that is free, someone has to pay and as more and more people loose their jobs there are more in need and fewer that pay. There lies the problem with Obamanomics.
 

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How Christian values are twisted and used against believers by non believers...

Here's a few parables, the first is about oil (gas? healthcare, what's the difference?) The Ten Virgins.

First the foolish five get told by the wise five to go buy their own oil and then the foolish five are locked out of the wedding feast.

The wise five, were not mandated to share their oil with the foolish five and were on time for the wedding feast because they came prepared.
 
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