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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 37
    More: Followup, EBT, High Price, Bobby Jindal, System Crash, raid, Louisianna, insufficient funds, Department of Children  
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18123 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Nov 2013 at 4:49 PM (22 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-13 04:18:51 PM
8 votes:
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 04:11:33 PM
3 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 02:37:35 PM
3 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 05:43:09 PM
2 votes:
libranoelrose [TotalFark]

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.
Maybe we should vote for "change".
2013-11-13 04:59:49 PM
2 votes:
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2013-11-13 03:31:11 PM
2 votes:
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 06:41:44 PM
1 votes:

Noctusxx: 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!


You've finally convinced me, we should reward them, not punish them.
2013-11-13 06:34:58 PM
1 votes:

Broktun: 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.


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2013-11-13 06:32:53 PM
1 votes:

Cubicle Jockey: rosemary's baby daddy: Can't wait for the riots when these attractive people no longer get free food courtesy of tax payers


It's happened before.

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The Iranian Revolution really wasn't about the poor or lower class. It was about political and religious oppression at the hands of a brutal dictator and how America and the West directly supported it.
2013-11-13 06:14:14 PM
1 votes:

Gentoolive: 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"


That might just be the stupidest thing I've ever seen on Fark. And that's really saying something.

/I award you no points
//And may god have mercy on your soul
2013-11-13 06:09:21 PM
1 votes:

Great_Milenko: It's a good thing they have such a good xian governor down there to put them back in their places.


What?  He's a dirty papist what takes his orders from a king in a pointy hat.  America will never elect a Catholic president, his loyalties would always be in question.

Also, do NOT read the comments on that article.
2013-11-13 06:06:17 PM
1 votes:

HairyNevus: 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.


Anytime a boss overrides you doing your job the way you are trained is demoralizing.  I blame your old boss more than the EBT frauds.  The frauds act like that because of managers who are over pleasing customers.  The weirdest exchange I have seen was after a black lady was called on her bs, a black female manager went over to tell her to cut her crap out.  The irate customer lost all face when she called the manager racist.  I about died laughing.  The manager looked like she was going to slap the customer.
2013-11-13 06:03:19 PM
1 votes:

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 05:55:59 PM
1 votes:

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 05:52:23 PM
1 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.


you're right.  we should cut off benefits to the scammers  and take their kids away from them too.  win/win


also, Bobby Jindal doesn't care about brown people.
2013-11-13 05:51:55 PM
1 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 05:44:41 PM
1 votes:

ReverendJynxed: 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.

They ain't my kids you commie bastard.


Socialist, not communist. I think a capitalist system is inherently better at least until human labor is unnecessary.
2013-11-13 05:41:32 PM
1 votes:

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 05:37:49 PM
1 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 05:33:18 PM
1 votes:

Gentoolive: 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"


Because income tax is the only kind of tax.
2013-11-13 05:29:30 PM
1 votes:
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 05:16:03 PM
1 votes:

rosemary's baby daddy: Can't wait for the riots when these attractive people no longer get free food courtesy of tax payers



It's happened before.

www.historymatters365.com

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2013-11-13 05:08:45 PM
1 votes:

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 votes:
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
1 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.


What should the punishment be?
2013-11-13 05:07:32 PM
1 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
1 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 05:05:36 PM
1 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 05:05:22 PM
1 votes:

ferretman: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Ditto.
2013-11-13 05:04:25 PM
1 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

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 05:02:12 PM
1 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.


Yes this makes people very happy.

Because poor people are only here to keep the middle class scared shiatless.
2013-11-13 05:01:54 PM
1 votes:

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 05:01:45 PM
1 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
1 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 04:58:00 PM
1 votes:

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 02:23:37 PM
1 votes:
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2013-11-13 02:21:26 PM
1 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

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