Some people do need help with the necessities, a cell phone is not one of them.<quoted text>
I'm glad your sister had someone to help her properly provide for your nieces and nephews and I'm sorry for your loss. There are many many people who legitimately need help. Be it funding for education, food for their children, or a freaking "Obamaphone". Is it really that hard to believe that a family may need, but not be able to afford a cell phone?? I don't get what the big deal is. I personally do not mind contributing to those in need, and most conservatives do. And it's greedy.
Almost EVERYONE in the hood wants a better life. But if you don't have the assistance/ resources to obtain that better life then it makes it nearly impossible to progress. Especially for a child. It's unfair to categorize everyone as being lazy and undeserving of the minimal amount we have to pay out in order for those individuals to keep up with the cost of living. And when you say "welfare weren't stingy", are you implying they should have been??
My husband and I worked, we are unable to afford the monthly bill for a cell phone and live just fine and guess what we both work.
Most people on welfare are lazy, you can pay someone to work just as much as paying them to sit on their butts. Let them do something instead of excusing their actions.
Welfare doesn't just feed the children, it feeds the moms and their men of choice. If it was all about the children, why does the mom buy food she likes to eat.