Many do, but mostly it is because of their own choices or incompetence or because of the neglect of their parents. Services and benefits are available to all, from the government
Isn't the whole point of this article that there isn't really poverty in America because these people have cable, cell phones, etc?
But the reason they can do that is because they get so much help from the government.
If they didn't get government help, they couldn't have those things, and the poverty would look worse.
So there is poverty in America... it just looks like there isn't because the government supports them so much.