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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    To correct your analogy, they would have to know the checks were bad beforehand.
    The store isn't in a position to know how much in benefits any given family receives, nor do they have the mechanisms to track how much any given person spends on their EBT card. I seriously doubt that they knew people were spending several times their monthly allotments on multiple shopping trips, and I even more seriously doubt that they would have allowed it to continue if they had-- store managers would have known damned well the government wouldn't honor expenditures in excess of benefits.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    The store isn't in a position to know how much in benefits any given family receives, nor do they have the mechanisms to track how much any given person spends on their EBT card. I seriously doubt that they knew people were spending several times their monthly allotments on multiple shopping trips, and I even more seriously doubt that they would have allowed it to continue if they had-- store managers would have known damned well the government wouldn't honor expenditures in excess of benefits.
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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Uh huh.
    Indeed ...

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Those who authorized the sales at Walmart that did not follow protocol costing the company millions most likely have joined the ranks of the unemployed by now.
    The article stated that out of the 12,000 sales statewide during the "glitch", also revealed a number of folks that don't even qualify for food stamps. Looks like this incident helped to flush them out and their greed has got the best of them. I remember seeing a woman interviewed during the "glitch" that was going off in front of the cameras stating her babies were hungry and there was nothing at home for them to eat. As I watched her emotional plea, I noticed she had a darn good looking hairdo. Definitely professionally done. The perm and tint job combined at your average salon would run in the neighborhood of 175.00. Her eyebrows were well arched and shaped, something most need done professionally to obtain those results and on the average costs 25.00. As she used her hands for expression when she spoke, I noticed she was sporting a very nice set of acrylic nails done in a French manicure. The cost of a set of acrylic nails averages around 50.00 and the French manicure, 25.00. It was quite obvious she had plenty of money to maintain her appearance but didn't have any food in the house for her babies.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Those who authorized the sales at Walmart that did not follow protocol costing the company millions most likely have joined the ranks of the unemployed by now.
    The article stated that out of the 12,000 sales statewide during the "glitch", also revealed a number of folks that don't even qualify for food stamps. Looks like this incident helped to flush them out and their greed has got the best of them. I remember seeing a woman interviewed during the "glitch" that was going off in front of the cameras stating her babies were hungry and there was nothing at home for them to eat. As I watched her emotional plea, I noticed she had a darn good looking hairdo. Definitely professionally done. The perm and tint job combined at your average salon would run in the neighborhood of 175.00. Her eyebrows were well arched and shaped, something most need done professionally to obtain those results and on the average costs 25.00. As she used her hands for expression when she spoke, I noticed she was sporting a very nice set of acrylic nails done in a French manicure. The cost of a set of acrylic nails averages around 50.00 and the French manicure, 25.00. It was quite obvious she had plenty of money to maintain her appearance but didn't have any food in the house for her babies.
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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Those who authorized the sales at Walmart that did not follow protocol costing the company millions most likely have joined the ranks of the unemployed by now.
    The article stated that out of the 12,000 sales statewide during the "glitch", also revealed a number of folks that don't even qualify for food stamps. Looks like this incident helped to flush them out and their greed has got the best of them. I remember seeing a woman interviewed during the "glitch" that was going off in front of the cameras stating her babies were hungry and there was nothing at home for them to eat. As I watched her emotional plea, I noticed she had a darn good looking hairdo. Definitely professionally done. The perm and tint job combined at your average salon would run in the neighborhood of 175.00. Her eyebrows were well arched and shaped, something most need done professionally to obtain those results and on the average costs 25.00. As she used her hands for expression when she spoke, I noticed she was sporting a very nice set of acrylic nails done in a French manicure. The cost of a set of acrylic nails averages around 50.00 and the French manicure, 25.00. It was quite obvious she had plenty of money to maintain her appearance but didn't have any food in the house for her babies.
    That is all too common. Smartphones, too.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Walmart has no issue with turning down purchases people can't afford in any other situation.
    Problem is, we're talking about a "riot of the disadvantaged" - and I don't mean a Democrat convention - this became an issue because word of mouth spread the scam throughout the neighborhood and the looters came running. Walmart had no way of knowing, without being accused of racism and hate of the poor, which customers were legit and which were not - better to lose a few thousand in merchandise than to have the national media claiming you kept food out of the mouths of poor babies.
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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Problem is, we're talking about a "riot of the disadvantaged" - and I don't mean a Democrat convention - this became an issue because word of mouth spread the scam throughout the neighborhood and the looters came running.
    I fail to see why you assume they couldn't be turned away when other businesses had no issue doing so. And if trouble did start, why it couldn't be dealt with in a traditional manner. In fact, you just seem intent on excusing walmart as some type of victim here, as you did in the original thread on the topic.


    Walmart had no way of knowing, without being accused of racism and hate of the poor, which customers were legit and which were not - better to lose a few thousand in merchandise than to have the national media claiming you kept food out of the mouths of poor babies.
    If they were concerned about bad PR that's on them and isn't my problem. They, like every other store, had the option to either close or limit purchases through the system. And if for some unlikely reason trouble started, they could have easily contacted the police.

    Again, why you feel the need to bend over backwards to excuse and justify their behavior, is beyond me. But like Deuce, you seem to have political motivations that are trumping anything akin to reason, and that are simply leading you to excuse the behavior of one group, while you totally vilify the other.


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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    That is all too common. Smartphones, too.
    Yes unfortunately it's become very common. The past 5 years the Federal government has really encouraged people to sign up for food stamps. When the Democrats had control of both the houses of Congress, they shoved through all that stimulus spending which included funding for food stamps. And on top of that they used millions to advertise it and encouraged people to sign up. Well the stimulus money is long gone and a lot of these folks are still collecting. Every program the Federal government tries to run nationally is riddled with fraud and waste costing taxpayers billions. The Founders believed in a safety net and encouraged one at a state/local level where local charities and the local governments worked together to take care of the truly downtrodden. And even then it often involved the recipient of the charity, if able, work in return for the handout. Instead of the Federal government making the collective one size fits all rules, all welfare programs should be the responsibility of the states. They can best decide who is truly in need within their own state, cutting out a lot of fraud and wastefulness.

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    Re: Louisiana Food Stamp Abusers Will Lose Benefits Over Wal-Mart Free For All

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    The store isn't in a position to know how much in benefits any given family receives, nor do they have the mechanisms to track how much any given person spends on their EBT card. I seriously doubt that they knew people were spending several times their monthly allotments on multiple shopping trips, and I even more seriously doubt that they would have allowed it to continue if they had-- store managers would have known damned well the government wouldn't honor expenditures in excess of benefits.
    They know that EBTs are not "unlimited" as was being shown to them by the system that day. This was an issue that is covered as a time when they were supposed to implement a "$50 limit" agreed upon policy, just like so many other places did, including other WalMarts. That was their responsibility. They also knew that by not implementing that plan, they would responsible for covering any purchases beyond $50.
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