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Tampa Electric scam telling customers Obama will pay utility bills

Tampa, FL scammers are telling customers that President Obama will pay their utility bills. Two problems with this story. First, it's sad that the federal government has become so involved in people's daily lives that it is easily believable that there would be a new program paying electric bills for even more people. Secondly, people are constantly looking for a handout and they actually think Barack Obama has a stash of money somewhere that he can just dole out as he sees fit.

Remind people around you that the federal government has no money; government only takes money from individuals. Then, remind them that the United States is not a wealthy nation, it is a nation of individuals with wealth.