Elegy: Nabb1: Anyone who abused this should have to pay it back. Parasites. (Not all EBT card users, just the ones who decided to hose the taxpayers.)And they would pay it back with...... What, exactly?
Tenatra: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Tenatra: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' spokesman Trey Williams said the retailers who chose not to use the emergency procedures that limit sales up to $50 per cardholder during an emergency would be responsible for any additional amount spent over eligible benefit balances.Ummm why would they activate emergency procedures? There was no emergency.Xerox server in TX shut down crippling EBT.I'm thinking more along the line of state of emergency. Get in, pick up necessities, get out. Which isn't the case here
SwiftFox: The easiest and cheapest way to handle this would be to ignore it, other than the ordinary accounting. If someone who gets, say, $200/mo assistance splurged and spent $950 when their balance was $200, they now have a card balance of $-750. Next month their assistance payment will give them a minus $550 balance, then -$350, -$150, and in February they will finally be restored to a whole $50.Hope they bought well to maintain themselves and their families for the meantime.
The Muthaship: So they were supposed to stop all sales because there was a possible glitch?
The Billdozer: Madbassist1: bearded clamorer: Can't tell you how many times I've been in line at a grocery store, or even a gas station mini-mart, where children with no adult accompaniment have purchased soda, candy, and junk food with a Link card.I can. Zero.There are workaround that Ive seen with the rules of govt assistance programs. Two examples spring to mind:1) You cant buy a fast food drink with it. So the clerk will tell them they cant ring it up and they can take the straw out or dont put the straw in at all and then its ok to buy.2) You cant buy hot fast food. So instead of buying the warmed verson of the sandwich, there are cold ones you can buy and then warm it up. What the hell is the difference?Has anyone else seen this?
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