You can't tell me that all these people in shiny mostly "new" looking cars are hungry and asking for food for 9 days or more standing in line for hours burning plenty of dollars of fuel.
Get real man. You're sounding or acting just like those people who video taped black people who said they were going to vote for Obama because he was going to give them free cell phones and free phone service. People were also saying that people were using government funds for steak and lobster, that may be true because ebt doesn't discriminate and tell people to eat pork and beans only. Most people who drive cars and wait in lines have enough sense to turn their engines off until the wait line advances. Not everyone is a stupid as you think they are.
"Q: Has the Obama administration started a program to use "taxpayer money" to give free cell phones to welfare recipients?
A: No. Low-income households have been eligible for discounted telephone service for more than a decade. But the program is funded by telecom companies, not by taxes, and the president has nothing to do with it."
Just don't go here man, you're smarter than this, use your head.
First of all, 1/4 of Americans are either unemployed or under-employed. e.g., my wife's work hours were cut from 32 a week to around 12-13 a week, she qualifies for UE Insurance, around $85-90 a week, if it were not for my SS checks on the 3rd. of every month, we wouldn't be able to pay rent and utilities and just be able to buy food, not to mention we owe $4000 in medical bills too.
What do you want to do? Card everybody to see if they meet your poorness criteria? gimme' a break.
Think about where you want to go here.... People before the pandemic were doing okay, some bought new cars, some improved their lives-living better, some did not. If you're in debt with a car, bought a home, and might have children, and are not working, you are probably in trouble financially. And in need of a helping hand.
We should be thanking people for providing such programs to feed & help Americans, they're doing a hell of a lot more than republicans and Trump is doing right now.