It's hard to figure how those who want to people on food stamps, etc, to find jobs, or better paying jobs,
without having a phone. Without a phone, it can be harder to get hired.
Not all cell phones are expensive,(the walmart plan is only about $0.75 per day, and some are far cheaper, as low as $10 per month)
and no way to know, how many humans are sharing that one cell phone
and most people on aide have children--most are parents. It's actually kinda hard to get aide without children in tow, (not impossible, but a lot harder to do).
I think, most americans in 2013 america, could agree, part of being a responsible parent could include having a cell phone available, to call docs, to be able to follow kids/pick up kids, talk to their kids teachers, have way for school to contact the parent, etc, or even to call 911 as needed, etc.
i wonder if those who seem to know so so little about poor people, also would begrudge the poor person who has electricity or heat?
but yeah, lots of people seem to oddly think of poor people on aide, as 'getting over', shiver! They rail against poor people welfare, yet, not a peep about corporate welfare, which costs far more than poor people aide does.