There are a lot of places that will refurb old computers (not too old, either) and give to low income people, which includes a lot of retired or disabled seniors. I used to do this before I got my current job. I still would, but I got my used computers from people that did upgrades and such when I was doing that as a side job. We all have old computers when we upgrade. Some end up being recycled, some end up on Craigslist. Most sit in a closet until it's too old to even donate.
I don't like my taxes going to folks that don't work, either. It sucks. But, it helps out a lot of people, too. It's all or none, no middle ground. Same with defense. We're paying out the ass for shit that sits and depreciates that was built by a company that is invested in by politicians. They make money by us footing the bill. It's a dirty game.
Internet is becoming a need, probably moreso than a cheap phone. Looking for work, medical stuff, and yes - porn and playing games.
I'll concede...to porn as a NEED!