This is just one video, but the issue is rampant, you cannot help people because all too often help becomes exploitation. This phone program is for lower income people to be able to have a phone. LifeLine allows you a low rate phone in your home or a low rate cell phone. It is not just this phone program it is food stamps, welfare, general assistance, medicaid, etc, etc.
I understand not everybody abuses government assistance but far too many do. Food Stamps should not be allowed to be used for fast food, stores that convert the snap card into cash should have their business license revoked and the people using the snap card should lose coverage. I took a neighbor up to the welfare dept to get his food stamps started as he is recovering from a stroke and has zero income at the moment. So we get there and I look at the people standing in line and they are wearing $100 shoes, name brand jeans, their nails are done up, many of them look like they live well, very well.
Maybe it is just me, I am not rich, I am not even well off, but I live within my means and don’t seek handouts. I am not against people needing handouts getting them as help should go to those in need, truly in need. But as we see in this video, it is becoming harder and harder to help people because of the scum that take advantage of of the system that was set up for people in need.