The true face of food stamp recipients
Monday, October 14, 2013
Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits.http://www.ksla.com/story/23679489/walmart-shelves-in-springhill-mansfield-cleared-in-ebt-glitch
The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended.
Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Walmart was so packed, "It was worse than any black Friday" that he's ever seen.
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.
The incident at the Walmart in Louisiana just goes to show what type of people are on food stamps. It's not enough that they can use their EBT cards to rip off the taxpayer under normal circumstances. When they get the chance they will commit blatant fraud by going over their limit when the cards aren't functioning properly. One woman bought $700 worth of groceries when she only had $.49 on her card. Many others did similar things.
Are these the types of people that we are supposed to feel sorry for? If I had my way the whole pack of them would be cut off. Look, I know what it's like to be poor. I grew up in a poor family but my parents were proud people and they made many personal sacrifices so that they could feed their family without going on the dole. And then they sacrificed even more to put me through college. That's the way that today's food stamp recipients should be as well, but instead they are a pack of greedy criminals as evidenced by this incident. And then after they get home with the food they stole they can call their friends on their free Obamaphones to brag about it. Then they will sit back and watch football on their fancy flat screen TV and chug beer and smoke pot. What a**holes.
posted by John, 10:36 AM