no, the thieves who abused the system should be punished. but in a court of law. by the party which was defrauded. hint: it was not the government! they should not lose their legal benefits arbitrarily by jindal's actions. within the court, a determination can be found who intended to buy more than they had funds to cover, and who over-bought only because the system was unable to tell them how much money remained in their SNAP account
unlike many of you, i do not subscribe to the routine of "ready, fire, aim"
All in all, it's just better to f*** off from the government and get by on your own if it's even remotely possible.
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
Poor Wal-mart. I'm sure they won't be able to possibly wont be able to make up the money they lost.
I would have done the same thing. Business deals are shady all the time and nobody calls them out on it. But when a regular every day person who is just trying to make ends meet and feed their family does it, then the world ends. You have probably heard it before, but why is it easier to believe that millions of Americans are lazy than a select few are greedy? Money is not always a direct indicator for work ethic.
Talk about your complete absence of balance and reason
I thought louisiana was a conservative state. Shouldn't they be *rejecting* food stamps at every opportunity? Whenever i hear those deep southerners say they'd rather starve than rely on government, i know they're full of it.