My family owned a food distribution business that had a small walk in sales store up until about 8 years ago. The store accepted food stamp cards, and you would be amazed at what the average food stamp recipient bought with their government issued card, and what sort of car they drove. Sure there were the ones that bought necessities, and drove 20 year old beater cars, but there were also lots of them that drove 2-3 year old BMW's and Mercedes, and bought nothing but steaks and seafood with their cards.
I didn't realize people on food assistance weren't supposed to eat meat or fish.
I think there's a generational gap in understanding the importance of having mobile phone/internet in this country. Many of you were alive when a household, landline phone was a novel concept. Some of you may have grown up with a party line, a neighborhood phone line.
Now, phone/internet is how the world operates.