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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
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2013-11-13 05:04:25 PM  
9 votes:

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

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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 04:55:20 PM  
8 votes:
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 02:54:28 PM  
8 votes:
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 02:21:26 PM  
8 votes:
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
2013-11-13 02:19:11 PM  
6 votes:
That is SO righteous!

/Fark you, greedy freeloaders.
2013-11-13 02:37:35 PM  
5 votes:
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 05:51:55 PM  
4 votes:

HeadLever: Tigger: What do you think all those desperate starving people will do when they lose their assistance forever?

Move to North Dakota and get a real job?


. . .because people who can't even afford food to eat can afford to move their entire family across the country to another state and get work in an industry where they have no experience or training, with no guarantee of work once they got there.

Yeah, that's a great plan.

/sarcasm.
2013-11-13 05:13:40 PM  
4 votes:

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


How is that anti-poor? Honest poor people wouldn't have perpetuated a fraud. These free-loading criminals saw it as yet another opportunity to get something for nothing.

Too bad we can't reallocate the money the state is taking away from those asshats to the honest EBT users who shopped that day and didn't steal.
This is not anti-poor. This is crime-doesn't-pay. And I hope the stores remember next time to stick to their $50 limits--they lost a lot of money on this.

Every single person who spent more EBT money than they had in their account should lose their entitlements FOREVER. Criminals don't deserve assistance from the taxpayers.
2013-11-13 05:01:45 PM  
4 votes:

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 04:59:46 PM  
4 votes:
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 04:54:46 PM  
4 votes:
Should have earned the  HERO  tag.
2013-11-13 02:23:37 PM  
4 votes:
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2013-11-13 05:05:36 PM  
3 votes:

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 05:04:33 PM  
3 votes:

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 04:58:46 PM  
3 votes:
Good.

It's the people abusing the system that jeopardize it for those who really need the assistance.
2013-11-13 04:56:23 PM  
3 votes:

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 05:56:09 PM  
2 votes:

unreasonable ass: 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.


No, they should have said "sorry, the system is down; $50.00 worth of food for you." Walmart simply didn't feel like participating in the program correctly, I'm thinking, because they'd thought the state would reimburse their losses, and they'd get a windfall day from all their customers empting the store.
2013-11-13 05:37:49 PM  
2 votes:
Reading the comments here and in the article.  It's always the right-wingers with their disgusting posts and lack of empathy.
2013-11-13 05:36:07 PM  
2 votes:

ferretman: [imokaywiththis.jpg]

Me three (or 18th or whatever). I worked at a grocery store for 2.5 years, and EBT users were the most self-entitled brats you could possibly serve. Not every EBT user was, but of the worst customers (especially the repeat offenders) 95% were also EBT users. Basic things like telling them prepared meals weren't food-stampable would lead to a hissy fit where I would get threatened and by the time my boss showed up, they'd just key in the override and run away. Therefore, the fit was rewarded and an unlawful precedent was made. Funny thing was, I really liked working there, but EBT customers killed it for me.
2013-11-13 05:31:17 PM  
2 votes:

Tigger: Deedeemarz: 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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How is that anti-poor? Honest poor people wouldn't have perpetuated a fraud. These free-loading criminals saw it as yet another opportunity to get something for nothing.

Too bad we can't reallocate the money the state is taking away from those asshats to the honest EBT users who shopped that day and didn't steal.
This is not anti-poor. This is crime-doesn't-pay. And I hope the stores remember next time to stick to their $50 limits--they lost a lot of money on this.

Every single person who spent more EBT money than they had in their account should lose their entitlements FOREVER. Criminals don't deserve assistance from the taxpayers.

I love a good 'binary view of the world and no consideration for the negative consequences that will result" farker.

What do you think all those desperate starving people will do when they lose their assistance forever?


Those desperate starving people won't actually starve. Their kids will eat at school and the after school program or church or whatever, and they will continue to make it like they always have. Because I can guarantee you that the criminals who committed this crime have been fleecing the system a long time. This wasn't their only revenue stream. It is a sad situation for the honest people who get a bad rap due to assholes like this though. At least since the idiots who committed the crimes are easily ID'd, the honest folks shouldn't be impacted. These people need to take responsibility for their actions. What they did was wrong. It really is that simple. And if they commit crimes to make up for their lost benefits, well they have already proven they have are criminals so what is the surprise there?
2013-11-13 05:30:55 PM  
2 votes:

walrusonion: As someone who works 40/hrs a week and pays taxes but begrudgingly still had to get EBT (a whole $86 dollars a month) I am very happy these scumbags are getting punished.


When the govt sends you that refund check every year, that is not "paying taxes"
2013-11-13 05:20:41 PM  
2 votes:

Deedeemarz: 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

How is that anti-poor? Honest poor people wouldn't have perpetuated a fraud. These free-loading criminals saw it as yet another opportunity to get something for nothing.

Too bad we can't reallocate the money the state is taking away from those asshats to the honest EBT users who shopped that day and didn't steal.
This is not anti-poor. This is crime-doesn't-pay. And I hope the stores remember next time to stick to their $50 limits--they lost a lot of money on this.

Every single person who spent more EBT money than they had in their account should lose their entitlements FOREVER. Criminals don't deserve assistance from the taxpayers.


I love a good 'binary view of the world and no consideration for the negative consequences that will result" farker.

What do you think all those desperate starving people will do when they lose their assistance forever?
2013-11-13 05:12:33 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:07:32 PM  
2 votes:

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'
2013-11-13 05:07:05 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:04:52 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:02:04 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:59:49 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-11-13 04:58:36 PM  
2 votes:

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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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 04:53:02 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:11:33 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:57:58 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-11-14 10:50:00 AM  
1 vote:
When the govt sends you that refund check every year, that is not "paying taxes"

I love it when people spout this old canard so much.
Person pays govt $10000.00 in income taxes.
Govt looks at everything, says "Hey, you only owed us $9000.00, so here's $1000.00 back. Thanks!"
Person gets $1000.00 income tax refund back.

Idiots look at this transaction and say "WHY YOU NO PAY TAXES??!?!?!?"
2013-11-14 05:31:13 AM  
1 vote:
I'm of two minds on this.

Stealing is wrong.

Yet we haven't prosecuted the fraudulent bankers who stole the nation blind for their illegal actions, which involved trillions instead of hundreds.

However, if you're willing to prosecute Wall Street first, then I will be perfectly fine with going after the nickle and dime fraud we're talking about here.
2013-11-13 06:55:38 PM  
1 vote:

namegoeshere: Great_Milenko: Oh, heaven forbid that people with literally nothing get slightly ahead for once.

Would you feel the same if they had skipped the register and just stolen the food outright?


Happy, so happy, because the po's are stickin' it to the man.  They really heroes.
2013-11-13 06:42:29 PM  
1 vote:

Southern100: ShadowKamui: 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

I doubt "Theft" could be proven in a court of law; the stores ALLOWED them to make the charges, the stores ALLOWED them to walk out with the groceries.   I wouldn't even try to prosecute them, it would be a waste of time & effort.  I'm even on the fence with the state declaring "Fraud", as again, it goes back to the onus of proof. Sure, there were SOME, maybe even MANY who did this with the clear intent of defrauding the system -- but there could be some who honestly didn't know, and maybe only went over their "limit" by $5, $10, or some other paltry amount.. Perhaps if they only went after the obvious abusers (those who exceeded their limit by hundreds of dollars) I'd be more ok with it, but the article doesn't stipulate..


If the person stacked multiple shopping carts with food that easily exceeded what they knew they received from EBT, that pretty much proves they knew they were committing fraud.  The person that went just a little over? You let that slide since that's a reasonable mistake to make.  Just subtract the overage from the next bit of money.
2013-11-13 06:32:54 PM  
1 vote:

unreasonable ass: Rawhead Rex: Here's a CRAZY idea...
These lazy, poor people should get jobs and stop milking off people like me, who already have a job and pay taxes so these deadbeats can have free stuff.
Or...Die, die, die.

Hey look, its Ebenezer Scrooge!


How about: People getting welfare should spend 10 hours a week working.
Picking up trash at the park.
Working at a VA center.
2013-11-13 06:26:13 PM  
1 vote:

Misch: Deedeemarz: Those desperate starving people won't actually starve. Their kids will eat at school and the after school program or church or whatever, and they will continue to make it like they always have. Because I can guarantee you that the criminals who committed this crime have been fleecing the system a long time. This wasn't their only revenue stream. It is a sad situation for the honest people who get a bad rap due to assholes like this though. At least since the idiots who committed the crimes are easily ID'd, the honest folks shouldn't be impacted. These people need to take responsibility for their actions. What they did was wrong. It really is that simple. And if they commit crimes to make up for their lost benefits, well they have already proven they have are criminals so what is the surprise there?

Your posts are so full of hatred and vitriol. If I were religious, all I would be able to say is "I'm praying for you"

cc_rider: Just for a little perspective, I wonder how many people who work at Walmart are shoved off onto the food stamps and Medicaid system because their employer doesn't pay a living wage, and cuts hours to less than full time, so they aren't eligible for health insurance?

Politifact rated a claim of this point as "Mostly true". $1,000 / employee, but that is based on a study from 2004, and things may have changed.


Here's a more recent study:

Low Wages at a Single Wal-Mart Store Cost Taxpayers about $1 Million Every Year

http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/press-release/low-wages-singl e- wal-mart-store-cost-taxpayers-about-1-million-every-year-says-new
2013-11-13 06:17:10 PM  
1 vote:

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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The unlimited cards were an error, not someone's call to remove all limits. Policy is to allow a person to purchase up to $50 worth of food if there is an EBT malfunction.  Walmart should have stuck to this limit, so they are partially to blame for the near riot that followed.  That's in addition to a bunch of dishonest people who are used to getting something for nothing so had no moral or ethical issues with taking more.
2013-11-13 06:10:40 PM  
1 vote:

Deedeemarz: Those desperate starving people won't actually starve. Their kids will eat at school and the after school program or church or whatever, and they will continue to make it like they always have. Because I can guarantee you that the criminals who committed this crime have been fleecing the system a long time. This wasn't their only revenue stream. It is a sad situation for the honest people who get a bad rap due to assholes like this though. At least since the idiots who committed the crimes are easily ID'd, the honest folks shouldn't be impacted. These people need to take responsibility for their actions. What they did was wrong. It really is that simple. And if they commit crimes to make up for their lost benefits, well they have already proven they have are criminals so what is the surprise there?


Your posts are so full of hatred and vitriol. If I were religious, all I would be able to say is "I'm praying for you"

cc_rider: Just for a little perspective, I wonder how many people who work at Walmart are shoved off onto the food stamps and Medicaid system because their employer doesn't pay a living wage, and cuts hours to less than full time, so they aren't eligible for health insurance?


Politifact rated a claim of this point as "Mostly true". $1,000 / employee, but that is based on a study from 2004, and things may have changed.
2013-11-13 06:03:28 PM  
1 vote:

Sim Tree: unreasonable ass: 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.

No, they should have said "sorry, the system is down; $50.00 worth of food for you." Walmart simply didn't feel like participating in the program correctly, I'm thinking, because they'd thought the state would reimburse their losses, and they'd get a windfall day from all their customers empting the store.


Or they saw that they were outnumbered by screaming, angry people, and took the submissive approach.  Which would you do? Tell someone with 12 carts full of stuff, along with hundreds of other people doing the same thing, that NO, they can't have it? Management didn't want their people killed. You can bet that people wouldn't take the news that they had to put everything back very well.
2013-11-13 06:03:19 PM  
1 vote:

MemeSlave: It's a vast conspiracy for those with wealth to want to stop giving it away with nothing in return? What sick planet do you live on where this that's expected?


They absolutely get something in return: not being dragged from their homes by angry, starving mobs to have their severed heads jammed onto a spike.

Public welfare is the price we pay for a peaceful, modern society. Given the return on investment, I'm surprised so many constantly gripe at the cost.
2013-11-13 06:02:34 PM  
1 vote:
Some of y'all just come here to fight without reading a damned thing don't you?
2013-11-13 05:58:23 PM  
1 vote:
Did people here watch some of those videos? Endless carts being sent through by one person? That's not OK. It's about time some people learned that there are limits.
2013-11-13 05:55:59 PM  
1 vote:

MemeSlave: It's a vast conspiracy for those with wealth to want to stop giving it away with nothing in return? What sick planet do you live on where this that's expected?


Your wealth is entirely at the peoples leisure. You shouldn't ignore history if your pushing that agenda.
2013-11-13 05:52:28 PM  
1 vote:

FitzShivering: walrusonion: As someone who works 40/hrs a week and pays taxes but begrudgingly still had to get EBT (a whole $86 dollars a month) I am very happy these scumbags are getting punished.

I have a few friends on EBT who were pretty damned furious when they saw this.  Though it may have been because they want carts full of more groceries, too ;)

I still can't decide what I think on it.  Obviously stealing is bad, mmkay, but if they loaded up on, say, a basket full of fresh vegetables and fruits for their kids, I'm inclined to say, "Can we foot the bill on this one?"

Granted, from the pictures, which may have not even have been from the incident, that didn't appear to be the case.


That's my thinking, too. If they used the cards to buy food items that maybe they couldn't have normally afforded (like macadamia nuts), then that's different than purchasing early Christmas presents and flat screen TV's.
2013-11-13 05:52:04 PM  
1 vote:

lockers: JuicePats: 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.

Wal-Mart lost a shiatton of money on the deal.

okay, so yeah, I guess they will finally train their staff better.


It was Walmart upper management that made the decision. They rolled the dice and lost. I'd be willing to bet they figured they would be paid for the overages and everything would be copacetic.
2013-11-13 05:51:26 PM  
1 vote:

DrunkWithImpotence: and frankly, they should know better.


There is a reason they are poor.
2013-11-13 05:48:27 PM  
1 vote:
Actually, if I were governor, I'd be punishing both sides.  It appears that the rule states that the cards are limited to fifty dollars in the event of a system malfunction.  I can see the cashiers ringing stuff, but pretty quickly it should have been apparent to management what was going on.  They chose to let people do it though, since hey, a sale is a sale.  I don't know how much it would hurt, but how about revoking certain stores participation in the program?  Like they do when they catch bodegas trading food stamps for cigarettes.

And on the other hand, people should know that in the event of a major cluster dark, you don't get to keep the money that was erroneously given to you.  Have your paycheck direct deposited?  Guess what, if the payroll people or the bank make an oopsie with a decimal point they actually have a short window of a couple days to debit the extra money right back out of your account.   Get a bank statement that says you have a billion dollars?  You'd better cash out and move to Bolivia before they catch on and correct it.  This is a classic case of people seeing an error and thinking it means "Hey, free money!" and frankly, they should know better.  It's really as dishonest as noticing a cashier giving you a twenty back in change instead of a five and not correcting them.
2013-11-13 05:42:30 PM  
1 vote:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: 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?

Yeah, this. I say they eat the overages, just like they'd do with other forms of fraud that they don't bother to prevent.


Geez .. does nobody read the farking articles

WALMART HAS TO ABSORB THE LOSSES

damnit, I didn't want to yell but shiat .. read a few lines of the article or maybe read the farking comments in this thread
2013-11-13 05:41:32 PM  
1 vote:

Charlie Chingas: It's always the right-left-wingers with their disgusting posts and support of criminals lack of empathy.


Just as accurate
2013-11-13 05:39:43 PM  
1 vote:

Great_Milenko: Oh, heaven forbid that people with literally nothing get slightly ahead for once.


Yep, because laws are only for rich people.
2013-11-13 05:36:49 PM  
1 vote:
Oh, heaven forbid that people with literally nothing get slightly ahead for once.  It's a good thing they have such a good xian governor down there to put them back in their places.
2013-11-13 05:33:11 PM  
1 vote:

ecl: 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?


I'm not really sure there is a good punishment. It's probably the only punishment allowed by the law, but it is mind bending that starving the kids seems to be agreeable to people.
2013-11-13 05:29:30 PM  
1 vote:
Tigger:

I love a good 'binary view of the world and no consideration for the negative consequences that will result" farker.

What do you think all those desperate starving people will do when they lose their assistance forever?


I think the Republicans think that they'll magically become bootstrappy and hard-working since they won't be depending on Government help keeping them down. . .that or they'll just plain die.   In any case, they see it as not their problem anymore.

That's what it comes down to, they genuinely don't care about the poor.  They don't care if they live or die, if they go hungry or not, they assume the poor are that way because they are lazy or immoral and if they were good people they'd have more money.
2013-11-13 05:27:55 PM  
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Deedeemarz: GORDON: 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.

Poor people are not thieves. Lowlife loser criminal assholes are thieves.


Not all lowlife loser criminal assholes are thieves some are simply lowlife loser criminal assholes who would like nothing more than to shoot you for being in their neighborhood.
2013-11-13 05:26:42 PM  
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Tigger: What do you think all those desperate starving people will do when they lose their assistance forever?


Move to North Dakota and get a real job?
2013-11-13 05:25:57 PM  
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Deedeemarz: 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.

And they should have to eat a charges >$50 per card. It is their own fault.


From other articles I've read, Wal-Mart is eating the overages.
2013-11-13 05:21:44 PM  
1 vote:
As someone who works 40/hrs a week and pays taxes but begrudgingly still had to get EBT (a whole $86 dollars a month) I am very happy these scumbags are getting punished.
2013-11-13 05:20:46 PM  
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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.


The kids can get at least two free meals a day at school and most communities have food banks where they can get basics and nonperishables.

Guess those parents should have thought about the impact of their behavior on their kids. What a concept....
2013-11-13 05:18:32 PM  
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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.


And they should have to eat a charges >$50 per card. It is their own fault.
2013-11-13 05:17:24 PM  
1 vote:
Walmart made how many billion last year? A ton of it by farking over taxpayers to pay the tab from screwing over workers. Let them eat this like cake.

/at the same time don't exploit the system and feed this class-warfare BS
2013-11-13 05:08:45 PM  
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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 05:08:37 PM  
1 vote:
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...
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2013-11-13 05:08:25 PM  
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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 05:05:22 PM  
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ferretman: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Ditto.
2013-11-13 05:02:12 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:59:05 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:58:48 PM  
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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 04:53:32 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:47:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:31:11 PM  
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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 03:11:50 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:08:34 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:35:21 PM  
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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.
 
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