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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    They are not. They were doing what desperate people do especially when given an opportunity to do so. WalMart provided them with that opportunity. WalMart bears a majority of the blame here.

    They could have done exactly what other stores did do, cut them off. The stores in my area put up signs saying they were sorry but they could not accept EBT. Funny, there was no riot or anything here.
    OMG! Didn't long to through the victim card down.

    People on welfare aren't desperate and what these people did is nothing less than pure greed. They knew damn good and well they had a limit on their EBT card. This is theft.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    (To the bolded) Exactly. It was only for two hours (yes, I know they didn't know that at the beginning), but even if it had lasted longer no one was going to starve.

    And why did the store manager have to call corporate? In any business, other than a two-bit operation, the store manager should have had the authority and competency to make the decision to temporarily suspend the use of the cards.

    This doesn't excuse the people who abused the situation, they knew that what they were doing was wrong.
    Oh, the people did know what they were doing was wrong, but desperate people do desperate things.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    OMG! Didn't long to through the victim card down.

    People on welfare aren't desperate and what these people did is nothing less than pure greed. They knew damn good and well they had a limit on their EBT card. This is theft.
    And WalMart knew they had limits on their EBTs as well. Yet they allowed them to continue to spend. WalMart holds a huge part of the blame here.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Huh, weird. Our Walmart didn't have this problem. When EBT was down, it was just down for about half the day. We didn't accept EBT until about 4PM, and even after that it was a $50 limit until close.

    No riots, no run on food. Everyone in the store and on the phone was pretty civil about it.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by ToastyOats View Post
    Huh, weird. Our Walmart didn't have this problem. When EBT was down, it was just down for about half the day. We didn't accept EBT until about 4PM, and even after that it was a $50 limit until close.

    No riots, no run on food. Everyone in the store and on the phone was pretty civil about it.
    Yes, I mentioned earlier that I was pretty sure this was the recommended course of action by EBT for any store in such situation.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    I guess they could just say no and let people starve to death. That's not terribly P.C., now is it?
    They should shut the systom down and let us exicute any resulting rioters. This removes the leaches, reduces spending, reduces the Democrat voting pool, gets rid of food stamps and helps lower the global population.

    It would probably also lower crime and abortion, too.

    Problem = solved.
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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    And WalMart knew they had limits on their EBTs as well. Yet they allowed them to continue to spend. WalMart holds a huge part of the blame here.
    I think you meant to say "credit", not "blame". "Blame" implies someone did something wrong. Disallowing leaches to live off the tax payer is a good and right thing to do.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I think you meant to say "credit", not "blame". "Blame" implies someone did something wrong. Disallowing leaches to live off the tax payer is a good and right thing to do.
    This depends on how WalMart handles it. If they take responsibility for it and agree to cover the difference between what was spent by how much the limits were, then they deserve "credit". However, if they say "we're not paying, it is the taxpayers' responsibility", then they deserve "blame".
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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 .
    I thought that was the recent rollbacks in prices that did that.

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    Re: Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    And WalMart knew they had limits on their EBTs as well. Yet they allowed them to continue to spend. WalMart holds a huge part of the blame here.
    How did WalMart know they had limits? Was there any indication of this? As I understand it, the limits apparently vanished @ 7 and returned at 9.

    I would say that WalMart holds some responsibility for this, but that the people who knowingly abused a glitch in an electronic system are mostly responsible.

    I mean...they HAD to know that the Gov hadn't just suddenly decided "**** it, let em buy as much as they want". Right? Or am I off track here.
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