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    According to TheHill.com House members elected to the next Congress could be getting Apple iPhones as their communications device.

    The Chief Administrative Office (CAO) which handles the communications systems for the House has been testing iPhones lately to see if they are appropriate for the needs of Congress members and staff.

    "The reason we’re trying them out is because we heard a lot of people wanted the option to have them,” said Jeff Ventura, a spokesman for the CAO. Do they need the iPhone? Probably not.

    Anyways the decision to whether or not our tax dollars will be used to replace Congress's fleet of 8,200 Blackberry devices will be made by the beginning of the next Congress in January.

    Does that money really need to be spent on iPhones? Well it's either going to be iPhones or Blackberries and the price ranges are fairly similar. Sure if Congress wants to make the switch I say why not?

    [TheHill via theiphoneblog]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhones for Congress. Your Tax Dollars at Work. started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by bluaeon View Post
      hahaha... they want to switch cuz maybe when they get bored, they can download some games and play. hahaha
      Or some financial management software...
    1. zues79's Avatar
      zues79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by WillyDavidK View Post
      Just wait, in a couple years when a third of them are up for re-election I can't wait to see the political ads:

      "Congressman Jones was found with 32 cracked ipas on his government-funded iPhone. Do you really want this thief in office?"

      roflz
      lmao that is hillarious!! people probably would try using this against each other haha
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Wow... what an abuse of power. Why do they need 'company' phones in the first place? Do they make so little that the service will cost them too much? That's the problem here. iPhone, blackberry, SideKick- I don't care which device it is. I just can't seem to understand how this is acceptable... They make just about $170K a year and yet we (in one way or another) are paying for their phones?? (And yes I know that not all of the employees of the Congress make that much, I'm just trying to prove a point).
    1. khaoticsquirrel's Avatar
      khaoticsquirrel -
      I'm pretty sure that 99% of them have an iPhone anyways, not just as their Government-issued phone. They used their mysterious untaxed, unclaimed millions that they somehow acquire for the iPhone, but now they don't want to pay at all, they just want Congress to hike up the taxes for them to get a new iPhone. They're all crooks and scumbags, just disguised as higher authorities. Only difference between politicians and serial killers are that politicians wear suits to work.