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Old 10-15-2013, 09:46 AM   #4801
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EBT benefit card glitch sparks Walmart shopping sprees in Louisiana - CBS News

Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

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Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn't press charges if she left the food.

Lynd says at 9 p.m., when the cards came back online and it was announced over the loud speaker, people just left their carts full of food in the aisles and left.

"Just about everything is gone, I've never seen it in that condition," said Mansfield Walmart customer Anthony Fuller.


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Old 10-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #4802
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I really hope that the govt goes back through all the EBT transactions and deducts the excess amounts from their future benefits. I know this will not actually happen.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:52 AM   #4803
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I really hope that the govt goes back through all the EBT transactions and deducts the excess amounts from their future benefits.

that's racist.
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Here are Booker's qualifications to be a U.S. Senator:
Born into "upper-class" family of IBM executives.
Grew up in a very white town - 0.69% black. Yes, 32 blacks out of a population of 4,664 people (Harrington Park NJ). Shares about the same black experience as B.H.O.
Got a great education (Stanford, Oxford, Yale Law)
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2. Councilman, Newark City Council
3. Mayor of Newark
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Zero (same as Obama).
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #4805
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Well at least they were spent on food and not the liquor store.
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Nobel Prize material, here.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:25 AM   #4808
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Walmart Says Food Stamp Shopping Spree Was 'Right Choice' - ABC News

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The chain has no regrets even though Louisiana's Department of Children and Family Services said food stamp recipients should have been limited to $50 each during the emergency and that Walmart will have to pay the difference.

Lundberg declined to comment about how much the company may have lost or why it did not follow the emergency $50 limit.
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I'm okay with Walmart paying. Their manager in corporate is the jackass that said to run the cards with no limit. I am just glad that the tax payers are not stuck with the bill.
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I'm okay with Walmart paying. Their manager in corporate is the jackass that said to run the cards with no limit. I am just glad that the tax payers are not stuck with the bill.
yep, walmart didn't follow policy and basically gave it all away.
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Hudson Sunshine: article in the Albany Times Union and a BREAK IN by the supervisor at the Board of Elections

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-- Ron Knott has no permit for his business
-- He hired himself to work for the government
-- He broke a lock to be alone with the elections machines
-- He hired an attorney to protect his no-permit business with public money
-- "Rents" an apartment to the developer Palladino who knocked over Serpico's trees who then did not get cited by the zoning guy Ennis... and Palladino in no way needs that apartment.
-- The town attorney bills 26 hours a day
-- The town accountant lost $250,000 in another town but the town refuses to get an audit
-- The town spent $250,000 to lose in court against your humble blogger, me, apparently because no one complained about dog barking
-- The town passed a law to put people in jail for their chickens tresspassing
-- The town called a private resort a state park so it wouldn't have to pay taxes
-- Bribes and kickbacks
-- Embezzlement
-- No show jobs
-- Fraudulent airport expansion
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I'm okay with Walmart paying. Their manager in corporate is the jackass that said to run the cards with no limit. I am just glad that the tax payers are not stuck with the bill.
Try will write it all off on there taxes, we still pay for it.
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"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."


~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
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I'm surprised you haven't posted something about the inability of the IRS to determine the EITC credit and how that is foreboding regarding the upcoming ACA implementation.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:20 AM   #4815
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I mean I could that for anything.

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Hey guy's did you hear about the govt's inability to X and how it's going to screw up Y and Z?
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"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
I'm getting so sick and tired of this quote. I don't like the guy or most of his decisions but he can change his mind from time to time. He didn't flip flop. He changed sides once in 7 years. I know I have had multiple political opinions change in that time period as new info is introduced. Stop hammering home a completely invalid point.
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"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. - Barack Obama
Excellent example of an ignorant Congressperson spouting off without understanding the operational realities. I almost wish Obama would just come out and say, "Hey guys - remember that speech I gave in 2006 about the debt ceiling? It turns out I had no idea what I was talking about and, like a lot of Americans (including those in Congress), I totally misunderstood how this whole thing works."
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Excellent example of an ignorant Congressperson spouting off without understanding the operational realities. I almost wish Obama would just come out and say, "Hey guys - remember that speech I gave in 2006 about the debt ceiling? It turns out I had no idea what I was talking about and, like a lot of Americans (including those in Congress), I totally misunderstood how this whole thing works."
He has actually said something very similar to this already. I'll have to find the quote.

EDIT: "I think that it's important to understand the vantage point of a senator versus the vantage point of a president," Obama replied. "When you're a senator, traditionally what's happened is, this is always a lousy vote. Nobody likes to be tagged as having increased the debt limit for the United States by a trillion dollars. As president, you start realizing, you know what, we can't play around with this stuff. This is the full faith and credit of the United States. And so that was just an example of a new senator making what is a political vote as opposed to doing what was important for the country. And I'm the first one to acknowledge it."
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No. Scrappy suggested he come out and say: I don't know how this whole thing works.

Obama came out and said: I know exactly how this works, and look, I'm president now, suckers.


Obama never changed his mind on the subject, he just initially said something to get votes.
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No. Scrappy suggested he come out and say: I don't know how this whole thing works.

Obama came out and said: I know exactly how this works, and look, I'm president now, suckers.


Obama never changed his mind on the subject, he just initially said something to get votes.
I suggested he come out and say, "I previously did not understand how the debt ceiling works but now I do and acknowledge the ignorance* of my previous comments."

* Willfull or otherwise.

What he said above is, "My previous vote was based on scoring political points and nothing else. My current position is based on not f*cking around with the full faith and credit of the US Treasury and the entire global financial marketplace."
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