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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I wasn't singling you, poweRob, out with that comment. If I got you very wrong, perhaps (though please do correct me if I'm wrong) that reflects that your leaders are getting it wrong. Eh?
    Let me know when anyone you think is my leader applauds abuse of the Food Stamp Program. You might have had a point with the funding of food stamps program as being economically better than trickle down but the snide remark that liberals applaud program abuse kind of killed your message.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Anyone who is or has benefited from food stamps should be angry at these thiefs. Someone who has fallen on hard times and needs temporary assistance is going to get crap because of the association with people like at these Walmarts. Fraud also rewards the dishonest at the expense of the honest. When what we'd really want is to reward the honest people for being honest.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't you average crook has the means to commit fraud on that level.
    I don't expect the average EBT user is capable of faking income to increase benefits in an income based EBT system. Nor is the average EIC recipient. Fortunately for them it's very easy to find someone willing to do that bit for you - for rather large fees. Very profitable for a preparer willing to create fictional income or losses to maximize tax credits that are supposed to help low income folks. All the EBT user needs to know is if you go to Johnny on 3rd st he can double your EBT benefits.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    The question comes in whether or not your intentional defrauding the bank

    If you try to take $1000 out of your checking account when up you know you on,y have $200, but you know the banks system is down....then I'd think you'd be partially at fault for defrauding the bank. They acted recklessly as we'll giving you money without being able to verify your limit, but you knowingly tried to get them to give you more than you had

    That said, corporate hq at Walmart are idiots. I understand they likely didn't want to take the chance of negative affects from disallowing food stamp purchasers for an undetermined amount of time but I have to imagine that glitch would've been a legitimate excuse
    When a riot broke out, the hand wringers wouldn't give a rat's ass about a legitimate excuse. They would accuse walmart of racism and hating the poor.

    Walmart took the path of least resistance.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    I don't expect the average EBT user is capable of faking income to increase benefits in an income based EBT system. Nor is the average EIC recipient. Fortunately for them it's very easy to find someone willing to do that bit for you - for rather large fees. Very profitable for a preparer willing to create fictional income or losses to maximize tax credits that are supposed to help low income folks. All the EBT user needs to know is if you go to Johnny on 3rd st he can double your EBT benefits.
    It would cost more than they would make from the scam.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    What...you've got a whole bunch of people who are used to getting free stuff and then something happens where they have an opportunity to get MORE free stuff and people are surprised when they take advantage of the deal? What do you figure "entitlement" means?
    Seriously. Walmart chooses not to risk turning away honest EBT card holders and someone wants to fault THEM for the thieves?

    Holy Crap, I know some people have a hate boner for Walmart, but that is ridiculous.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What those customers did was nothing less than theft.
    Theft would mean the owner of the store had some objection to them using the EBT cards to take the items. As the owner did not, it's not theft. For example, if I decide to walk into a store and an owner knowing full well the price of an item decides he will not object to me paying less for the item or simply taking it out of the store without paying, it's not theft. Where were the Wal-Mart managers through it all? They didn't know EBT cards had limits and regulations? They should have told their employees to exercise the same judgement a machine would. They didn't? They're bare full liability for their loses. Not the customer.

    What's that capitalist saying? The customer is always right.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When a riot broke out, the hand wringers wouldn't give a rat's ass about a legitimate excuse. They would accuse walmart of racism and hating the poor.

    Walmart took the path of least resistance.
    The hypothetical scenario allowing you to play the victim... it lacks content.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede- MSN Money

    People abusing a system they new had limits the people who were practically stealing . Shame on you .
    In the midst of my outrage, I see an interview on the TV with some of the recipients of food stamps (ebt or whatever), and I begin to understand.... some of these people are in poor condition for sure. However it is a condition brought on by a deficit in education, another bastion of liberal control.

    Just a little story: I have a co-worker who is Hispanic. Who won his citizenship under Reagan amnesty. He lives in a largely Hispanic middle class neighborhood, and has friends and neighbors "all" of which he claims use ebt cards (they might be called snap here). He knows his community as a whole applies for assistance under false pretenses. He refuses to drink his friend's beer when offered because his friend's family receives food stamps while making better than 50K, per year in construction. This is not the exception in that Hispanic community, fraud is rampant.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    The hypothetical scenario allowing you to play the victim... it lacks content.


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