Of course, a Facebook account is free. But one does need an Internet connection. And that costs $$$$. There are places where one can connect with the Internet at no charge; but that requires a personal computer. Public libraries offer, at no charge, use of computers with Internet connection, but libraries may block social networking, such as Facebook. I recently stayed at a hotel which provided, in the lobby, a computer with Internet, and they allowed Facebook connection.
Well how dare she buy produce and meat at the grocery, she should pay her bills and go pick up road kill and start a vegtable garden in her basement. I mean ride with the windows down on a 100 degree day becuase that extra gas for the A\C in the car is costing money and she should pay her bills. A dammit if she could’nt just patch up that holey underwear, I mean she owes people money and new underwear cost money. ...Jeez Francis lighten up, it’s only money and the finance company will survive if she misses a payment or two. That does not mean the coleciton agency should run roughshod over the law. I had these scumbags hounding me over a debt that was not mine, they called my work, etc. It took a cease and desist letter and threat to sue before they stopped and then they sold the erroneous debt to someone else. Laws don’t apply only when all the people think it’s fair to appply them. Many so called conservatives just love to get all holy than thou and get up in people junk over what THEY think is fair. You worry about yourself and let me worry about mine, that is the essence of liberty. Some of you sound like liberals..”Yea but it isn’t fair...waaaaaa”
The last thing I’d take away from a person who has financial problems due to job loss is their phone, and the second-last is their computer or way of accessing the internet. They can’t accept a job without a phone, and thse days it’s very difficult to search for a job without internet access. Almost all applications (except as a laborer) are via computer. Paper resumes are almost unheard of now; it’s all done online.
People in my former employer’s office who are really poor have been going to the state unemployment office to use the computers there to compose resumes and look for work. But they spend so much money in bus fare to get there that they could have paid for a high-speed internet connection.
So it’s not really cost-efficient to say, “This woman should give up her $15 a month internet connection so she can pay a $400 a month car payment.” She’ll still be short $385 and she won’t be able to get a job.