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(Some Guy)   Remember when the Lousiana EBT system crashed and people went all "RAID WALMART NO EBT LIMITS? Nothing bad can come from this, right?" Well, according to the Governor, you were wrong   (freedomoutpost.com) divider line 254
    More: Followup, EBT, High Price, Bobby Jindal, System Crash, raid, Louisianna, insufficient funds, Department of Children  
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2013-11-13 02:19:11 PM  
That is SO righteous!

/Fark you, greedy freeloaders.
 
2013-11-13 02:21:26 PM  
Honestly, that whole situation seemed to me like a staged incident.  when the EBT system went down, whose call was it to let everyone just have whatever they wanted?  The cashiers should have said no.  Someone approved that mess higher up the chain, and I believe that was done to create an anti-poor political climate

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2013-11-13 02:23:37 PM  
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2013-11-13 02:35:21 PM  

keiverarrow: Honestly, that whole situation seemed to me like a staged incident.  when the EBT system went down, whose call was it to let everyone just have whatever they wanted?  The cashiers should have said no.  Someone approved that mess higher up the chain, and I believe that was done to create an anti-poor political climate

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Cashiers don't wield that sort of authority and at Wal*Mart, I doubt they even care.
 
2013-11-13 02:37:35 PM  
Ugh. On one hand GOOD.
On the other hand a lot of those people are going to have families and now we've got a gaggle of children who won't have food at home for the month.
On a third hand if my mom did something that lost us our grocery money, then tough shiate, figure it out yourself.
On a fourth hand my mom had the know-how to be able to procure food for her family, the sense of sacrifice to go without for herself to be able to feed her children, and wasn't raised in a culture that taught her to be dependent on and expectant of others to meet basic needs.
On a fifth hand my comment now has five hands and is turning into a scary mutant and I'm sure I've pissed off 1,000 people with my Mutant Five-Handed Comment Monster.

This isn't a clear cut issue, I believe.
 
2013-11-13 02:54:28 PM  
Even though the accepted policy is to allow benefits recipients to purchase $50 worth of groceries in the event that cards malfunction, many stores did not limit purchases.


So the stores got their money but no punishment for them?
 
2013-11-13 02:57:58 PM  

Anne.Uumellmahaye: Ugh. On one hand GOOD.
On the other hand a lot of those people are going to have families and now we've got a gaggle of children who won't have food at home for the month.
On a third hand if my mom did something that lost us our grocery money, then tough shiate, figure it out yourself.
On a fourth hand my mom had the know-how to be able to procure food for her family, the sense of sacrifice to go without for herself to be able to feed her children, and wasn't raised in a culture that taught her to be dependent on and expectant of others to meet basic needs.
On a fifth hand my comment now has five hands and is turning into a scary mutant and I'm sure I've pissed off 1,000 people with my Mutant Five-Handed Comment Monster.

This isn't a clear cut issue, I believe.


It is pretty clear cut. The people pushing this already thought the lazy poors should be left to starve. This just gives them the excuse they needed.
 
2013-11-13 03:04:53 PM  
Hope they loaded up on non perishables. They may need it.
 
2013-11-13 03:08:34 PM  
I know that this blog sucks and all, but the quality of writing is atrocious, even for a bagger blog:

Governor Jindal's move comes after public urging from the office of the Louisiana Attorney General, David Vitter.

Sen. David Vitter urged Louisiana officials Wednesday to pursue charges and strip food stamp benefits from Wal-Mart shoppers in north Louisiana who turned a technical glitch into a free shopping spree.
Vitter, R-La., called for state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell

Ugh.
 
2013-11-13 03:10:06 PM  

Anne.Uumellmahaye: Mutant Five-Handed Comment Monster.


You have a five handed comment monster, I have six fingers on my right hand.
 
2013-11-13 03:11:50 PM  
As I noted when it happened: looting with your ID doesn't seem like a real great idea

/what could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-11-13 03:31:11 PM  
Anne.Uumellmahaye:
On a fourth hand my mom had the know-how to be able to procure food for her family, the sense of sacrifice to go without for herself to be able to feed her children, and wasn't raised in a culture that taught her to be dependent on and expectant of others to meet basic needs.

Yeah, you really don't want to know what exactly that know-how your mom has that paid for the food.
 
2013-11-13 03:47:46 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: As I noted when it happened: looting with your ID doesn't seem like a real great idea



Yeah, this.  Only the people who committed fraud are being cut off.  The people who didn't still have their benefits.  It's not a clear-cut issue, but I think we can all agree that Theft is Wrong.
 
2013-11-13 04:11:33 PM  
How could anyone be that stupid to think they could use the card with no limit and get away wi......

Oh wait,  never mind.
 
2013-11-13 04:18:51 PM  
Remember last month when EBT cards in Louisiana showed no limits? Remember how all of those EBT users had a chaos-fueled shopping spree and emptied store shelves within hours? Remember how that one woman with only 49 cents left on her card tried to leave with $700 worth of food?

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2013-11-13 04:53:02 PM  

Barfmaker: Even though the accepted policy is to allow benefits recipients to purchase $50 worth of groceries in the event that cards malfunction, many stores did not limit purchases.


So the stores got their money but no punishment for them?


Bingo.
 
2013-11-13 04:53:32 PM  
How would they know? Did all the shops write down the EBT card numbers and amounts? If so, then those people are SOL.  Guess the governor's going all old testament on them.

Rememberfolks, Jesus is watching.
 
2013-11-13 04:54:46 PM  
Should have earned the  HERO  tag.
 
2013-11-13 04:55:07 PM  
Well they did stock up. I hope cheating was worth it you morons.
 
2013-11-13 04:55:09 PM  
I wonder if they are all getting calls on their state paid for cell phones from Karma trying to make appointments for the biatch slaps she needs to hand out....
 
2013-11-13 04:55:20 PM  
I will never understand how people can be mad at poor people who catch a break.

The rich steal and they get the taxpayers to give them billions of dollars.

Poor people steal and the middle class morons get pissed off because the poor people are trying to steal their cookie!!!!111
 
2013-11-13 04:56:23 PM  

Barfmaker: Even though the accepted policy is to allow benefits recipients to purchase $50 worth of groceries in the event that cards malfunction, many stores did not limit purchases.


So the stores got their money but no punishment for them?


The article says the state is protected so I highly doubt the SNAP program will honor the charges to Walmart. The safeguards failed so screw the retailer who didn't follow the rules and the same to the people who tried to take advantage of their fellow citizens.
 
2013-11-13 04:56:26 PM  
I do not recall this incident but it doesn't surprise me at all. Fark the looters, I say. They'll find a way to get back into the system
 
2013-11-13 04:58:00 PM  

LordJiro: Barfmaker: Even though the accepted policy is to allow benefits recipients to purchase $50 worth of groceries in the event that cards malfunction, many stores did not limit purchases.


So the stores got their money but no punishment for them?

Bingo.


wal mart paid the bill.  Can't wait for the riots when these attractive people no longer get free food courtesy of tax payers
 
2013-11-13 04:58:36 PM  

keiverarrow: Honestly, that whole situation seemed to me like a staged incident.  when the EBT system went down, whose call was it to let everyone just have whatever they wanted?  The cashiers should have said no.  Someone approved that mess higher up the chain, and I believe that was done to create an anti-poor political climate

success


According to the article, if the card system goes down reatailers are suppossed to limit the purchase to $50.  For some reason they chose not to.  Anything over $50 in my mind is really on them.
 
2013-11-13 04:58:46 PM  
Good.

It's the people abusing the system that jeopardize it for those who really need the assistance.
 
2013-11-13 04:58:48 PM  
As always, it's going to be the kids of the crooks who end up suffering, which is sad.

I don't feel sorry for the crooks, just the kids.
 
2013-11-13 04:59:05 PM  

libranoelrose: I will never understand how people can be mad at poor people who catch a break.

The rich steal and they get the taxpayers to give them billions of dollars.

Poor people steal and the middle class morons get pissed off because the poor people are trying to steal their cookie!!!!111


Preach on....

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2013-11-13 04:59:46 PM  
The punishment for abusing the system is to starve peoples kids. This makes people happy? Meanwhile all those companies who did not follow policy gets a pass? Man you guys are cruel and greedy.
 
2013-11-13 04:59:49 PM  
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2013-11-13 05:01:45 PM  

garkola: How would they know? Did all the shops write down the EBT card numbers and amounts? If so, then those people are SOL.  Guess the governor's going all old testament on them.

Rememberfolks, Jesus is watching.


Aren't these like debit card? So doesn't the state just wait for their next bank statement?

I lean toward the commie social welfare side of this type of assistance, but in this case, we tried to help you, you broke the rules, you lose, you get nothing, good day.

/I said, good day!
 
2013-11-13 05:01:54 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Anne.Uumellmahaye: Mutant Five-Handed Comment Monster.

You have a five handed comment monster, I have six fingers on my right hand.


I have three nipples, the three of us should start a death metal band!
 
2013-11-13 05:02:04 PM  

libranoelrose: I will never understand how people can be mad at poor people who catch a break.

The rich steal and they get the taxpayers to give them billions of dollars.

Poor people steal and the middle class morons get pissed off because the poor people are trying to steal their cookie!!!!111


Steal - you may want to look that definition up regarding context of that first use.  It does not matter if you are rich, poor or middle of the road - stealing is wrong.  Trying to justify it because others do it is also wrong.  And you should feel bad.
 
2013-11-13 05:02:12 PM  

lockers: The punishment for abusing the system is to starve peoples kids. This makes people happy? Meanwhile all those companies who did not follow policy gets a pass? Man you guys are cruel and greedy.


Yes this makes people very happy.

Because poor people are only here to keep the middle class scared shiatless.
 
2013-11-13 05:04:25 PM  

Nabb1: keiverarrow: Honestly, that whole situation seemed to me like a staged incident.  when the EBT system went down, whose call was it to let everyone just have whatever they wanted?  The cashiers should have said no.  Someone approved that mess higher up the chain, and I believe that was done to create an anti-poor political climate

success

Cashiers don't wield that sort of authority and at Wal*Mart, I doubt they even care.


The cashiers at Wal*Mart ARE the EBT users...
 
2013-11-13 05:04:33 PM  

HeadLever: libranoelrose: I will never understand how people can be mad at poor people who catch a break.

The rich steal and they get the taxpayers to give them billions of dollars.

Poor people steal and the middle class morons get pissed off because the poor people are trying to steal their cookie!!!!111

Steal - you may want to look that definition up regarding context of that first use.  It does not matter if you are rich, poor or middle of the road - stealing is wrong.  Trying to justify it because others do it is also wrong.  And you should feel bad.


Yes, stealing is wrong.

It is just so unfortunate that the rich are able to do it freely and they get rewarded for it, yet when the poor do it they are punished.
 
2013-11-13 05:04:52 PM  
It was reported that Walmart should have allowed only $50 to be purchased by any person. Walmart made the decision to not stop people from using the EBT system while it was down. The result is Walmart reportedly isn't being paid for their losses.

I have mixed feelings about this .. on one had, it isn't the kids fault that their parents are trying to loot the stores (did you see the aftermath, it was terrible), but it will be the kids who ultimately suffer.

that being said, if Walmart had told EBT customers "sorry the EBT system is down, no food for you" then we would be reading about how much Walmart hates poor people.

Walmart hates poor people though, so they should have just not let them use the EBT cards, they would be money ahead now.
 
2013-11-13 05:05:22 PM  

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Ditto.
 
2013-11-13 05:05:36 PM  

libranoelrose: Yes this makes people very happy.


Being punished for doing wrong makes folks feel like there is justice in the land.  It is refreshing sometimes.
 
2013-11-13 05:07:05 PM  

lockers: The punishment for abusing the system is to starve peoples kids. This makes people happy? Meanwhile all those companies who did not follow policy gets a pass? Man you guys are cruel and greedy.


The kids still get WIC and a new foster family while mommy & daddy go to prison for theft
 
2013-11-13 05:07:32 PM  

Gyrfalcon: As always, it's going to be the kids of the crooks who end up suffering, which is sad.

I don't feel sorry for the crooks, just the kids.


They can eat 10X per week at school free. Just sayin'
 
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2013-11-13 05:08:25 PM  

lockers: The punishment for abusing the system is to starve peoples kids. This makes people happy? Meanwhile all those companies who did not follow policy gets a pass? Man you guys are cruel and greedy.


What should the punishment be?
 
2013-11-13 05:08:37 PM  
Darn, right before Christmas too.

And I was going to buy Sarah Palins new book this year. Guess I'll have to wait until next year when they give them away with the purchase of a box of Crayons...
 
2013-11-13 05:08:45 PM  

libranoelrose: It is just so unfortunate that the rich are able to do it freely and they get rewarded for it,


All theives are 'rewarded' so long as they don't get caught.

And the rich don't steal (in the legal term) any more freely than the rest of us.  In fact, in that context, I would think that they do it less.
 
2013-11-13 05:09:30 PM  

garkola: How would they know? Did all the shops write down the EBT card numbers and amounts? If so, then those people are SOL.  Guess the governor's going all old testament on them.

Rememberfolks, Jesus is watching.



At the end of the month, the store submits their records to the state for re-embursement.  SNAP cards work like debit cards, their system pings to SNAP system and asks if they have enough.  Because of the ping, the SNAP system automatically charges the account for the purchase and takes the amount off of their balance, but the store doesn't get the money untill it charges the state for it.

So, essentially, the stores did take down numbers and accounts so they can charge the state.  The state system came back and said "Yep, they have no limit of food, you're good,"  Its all a matter of accounting.
 
2013-11-13 05:09:36 PM  
They should get jobs at Goldman Sachs.
 
2013-11-13 05:09:58 PM  

rosemary's baby daddy: LordJiro: Barfmaker: Even though the accepted policy is to allow benefits recipients to purchase $50 worth of groceries in the event that cards malfunction, many stores did not limit purchases.


So the stores got their money but no punishment for them?

Bingo.

wal mart paid the bill.  Can't wait for the riots when these attractive people no longer get free food courtesy of tax payers


Stormfront offline today?
 
2013-11-13 05:11:27 PM  
If only I was poor enough to get food stamps, that would be so terrific!  Oh wait I am poor enough to get food stamps.

I don't get food stamps, so fick alles.
 
2013-11-13 05:12:33 PM  

libranoelrose: I will never understand how people can be mad at poor people who catch a break.

The rich steal and they get the taxpayers to give them billions of dollars.

Poor people steal and the middle class morons get pissed off because the poor people are trying to steal their cookie!!!!111


Saying that people are thieves because they are poor is an insult to poor people.
 
2013-11-13 05:13:13 PM  

lockers: The punishment for abusing the system is to starve peoples kids. This makes people happy? Meanwhile all those companies who did not follow policy gets a pass? Man you guys are cruel and greedy.


If more of them starve to death, they will make fewer poor babies, and thus need less food.  See the system works!


Dickens would be so proud of us!
 
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