^ Yes they do! 99.9% of the people that I know who do it are white. I too don't have any problems with programs that keep people from going hungry, able to feed their family, stay warm in the winter, etc. It is a sad fact that several do take complete advantage of the system, and take away from those who really do need it. I can't see a cell phone as an entitlement. Most people let their cell phone and cable go when they are having a hard financial time, because it's a luxury. You're not out there driving a $70,000 dollar car, carrying a coach bag, while starving to death.
You sell that car, get a used something that runs, but the bag on ebay, and do what you can.
ETA: I've read some articles about how television shapes the stereotypes for people on welfare, etc. That may be true for some. I've never thought it was primarily one ethnicity or gender or ... What shaped me was getting off the bus at DSS (on and off, many times, from 6th-11th grade). I stayed out in the parking lot, most of the time. In my town, men were always the worst to walk out with food stamps (when they had the paper coupons) and sell them. People would be waiting out in the parking lot for them. I know 2 of them were the biggest pot suppliers in town. I over heard a great deal of stuff, for many years, and watched enough stuff happen in front of me to form my opinions AND what I saw/heard from some is also why I still support and think highly of several programs.