About the EBT/ fast food place debate
Yes there are folks that need to use that option if they want to eat. For those that are homeless that get help they very well can not cart a bunch of food around with them.Being able to get a hot meal can be a huge spirit picker upper. Because not all are homeless because they have chosen to because of drug habits . There are families that are homeless because of out of control things or inability to afford housing. There are those with mental issues that landlords will not rent to, that can go towards families with many landlords not wanting to rent to those with children. There are a few that prefer to live like that but that is in the minority. And if you have no home you can't cook or keep much in food so that is helpful for those in that condition.
There are people that for short term or long term may not have a fridge or way to cook. My family receives SNAP to help with food and when we moved in our newest place there was no fridge and there is still no stove just our microwave and a skillet. If you have no way of cooking or keeping food cold there is only so much one can by and use as it has to be used the day it is cooked or certain things one can not get at all. And buying food every few days in small amounts uses up a ton of money along with giving one fewer choices. I will admit some days it is easier and cheaper to get a dollar burger or chicken than say if you can't cook but have a mini fridge as we had than lunch meat or peanut butter sandwiches. And I will tell you going almost a month without a normal fridge I am tired of peanut butter , lunch meat and ramen noodles. And No my family does not get cash benefits just SNAP which is good only at the grocery store.
So when you see someone using EBT you can not just assume they are wasting tax payer money they may just be hungry. To be honest if you don't have much cash and just buy $2 worth of dollar items a day you won't have a healthy diet but its only $60/mnth to eat.