they all have requirements to prove you REALLY need them, and the lines are drawn in such a way that they'll never bridge the gap between "almost scraping by" and "self-sufficient"
economic privilege is when you've never wiped out your life savings to pay the phone bill
maybe now you have to pay the gas bill, because you had to ignore it last month, but they'll shut it off if you don't
not every time. there are other resources in play. but on average it's mathematically inevitable
progressive taxation and social programs inject energy into the system. without them, the machine grinds to a halt
no one deserves to be a billionaire. and no one deserves to be homeless
the patreon link was earlier in the thread, here's my paypal paypal.me/teutholimax
but more importantly: normalize sharing wealth, and vote socialist