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Food stamp fiasco results in declined benefits at some Coast, statewide stores (MS)
Sun Herald ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | By MARY MARGARET HALFORD and JUSTIN MITCHELL

Posted on 10/12/2013 12:23:21 PM PDT by Islander7

Food stamp users across Mississippi and neighboring states were being declined Saturday morning as they tried to use their EBT, or Electronic Benefit Transfer, cards at grocery, dollar and convenience stores.

A Sam's Club member services representative, however, said the cards would work if purchases were broken down into smaller increments worth less than $90, but one food stamps user said his card wouldn't work for a $4 purchase.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: ebt; foodlinereplacement; foodstamps; govtshutdown; impeachnow; marxists; mississippi; operationwhipcracker; welfare; wellfare
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Why is a Sam's Club member using an EBT card? You have to pay to join Sam's.


1 posted on 10/12/2013 12:23:21 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Michael; houeto; Knight; ...

Magnolia State Ping!

Dry run before 0bama starts the riots?


2 posted on 10/12/2013 12:24:34 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Once you do join Sams, you get discounts on bulk purchases, which means it makes sense for a group to have one of them get a membership, buy in bulk, and split the purchases among them.


3 posted on 10/12/2013 12:27:15 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: Islander7

Our school has a program called Market Day, where you buy pre-packaged frozen food and the school gets a cut as a fundraising effort. Things like individually wrapped chicken breasts, prepared appetizers for entertaining, that kind of thing. Sort of like Schwans, if you’re familiar with them, but it’s not door to door. The items aren’t cheap — not “out of this world” expensive, mind you, but you’re paying for the convenience.

This year I notice that they’ve started accepting EBT cards for payment. I couldn’t believe it. Must be some deal they’ve worked out with the greedy school system. Nobody taking taxpayer money should be allowed to use it for things that non-EBT cardholders would think twice about spending that much on.


4 posted on 10/12/2013 12:29:23 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Islander7

It is down all across the United States and trending on Twitter.


5 posted on 10/12/2013 12:30:03 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

Liquor stores and strip clubs hardest hit.


6 posted on 10/12/2013 12:34:58 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: fatima

The reaction, absolutely hysterical..all hell breaks loose when food stamp junkies dont get their Govt treats


7 posted on 10/12/2013 12:36:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Islander7

Whole Foods and Trader Joes accepts them too..you should see these fools walking in and purchasing as much as they can on their EBT cards and driving away in their Mercedes Benz’s..Ive seen it over and over again


8 posted on 10/12/2013 12:37:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Yogafist

Bodegas, too; can’t move their menthol product, cigars for weed, etc.


9 posted on 10/12/2013 12:39:00 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Two observations.

Every single tweeter tweeting about food stamps is black.

Despite great effort to change the stigma and giving food stamps fancy new names (SNAP,LINK, EBT, Bridge, etc) it is still just called FOOD STAMPS

10 posted on 10/12/2013 12:39:37 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Years ago when first married my wife and I passed on a roast we couldn’t afford. So we’re writing a check and see the roast in one of the two carts of food some deadhead is buying with foodstamps.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 12:40:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's foundinge fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Islander7

My wife just came back from the 99 cent store and said 6 people left their carts at check out because the EBT machines wouldn’t give them money. SoCal.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 12:41:07 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Islander7
Dry run before 0bama starts the riots?

My thought exactly! Get the whites up in arms with the shut down in the parks, showing favoritism for illegal protests, then get the LIV bunch out on the street attacking "Mr. Whitey" because their food stamps are cut off.....

Time to lock and load!

13 posted on 10/12/2013 12:43:45 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (We can thank Mitt Romney for the present situation in our country. His feet are made of clay.)
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To: fatima

They have done this on purpose. They want a backlash to gain more control and power. How evil!


14 posted on 10/12/2013 12:44:48 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Islander7

I can just hear zero now blaming this on the government shutdown caused by that nasty House of Republicans.


15 posted on 10/12/2013 12:44:49 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: tumblindice

I was really surprised to see people using those cards at Whole Foods, they are really expensive there..my Mom likes to shop there to get the organic milk and chicken, but its still expensive..here in LA the USDA has commercials telling people to get EBT cards, they advertise them like you would advertise to get a credit card, they are practically begging people to get them..I remember a time when having food stamps was considered embarrassing and it was the poor who received them, and they truly needed them because they were poor..but now, you see people with money, in their nice cars, swiping EBT cards like its nothing, they are actually proud of it


16 posted on 10/12/2013 12:45:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Islander7

Shop at Sam’s Club without membership

https://www.google.com/search?q=Sam’s+club+one+day+pass&rlz=1C1CHMO_enUS543US543&oq=Sam’s+club+one+day+pass&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.11257j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8


17 posted on 10/12/2013 12:46:21 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: riri

EBT now trending on twitter..pissed off freeloaders who want their Govt freebies..using terms like “Nigga” and “Where my money at.” we have become a nation of illiterates


18 posted on 10/12/2013 12:47:46 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

YOUR money???


19 posted on 10/12/2013 12:48:49 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: philetus

EBT is inoperative in Michigan.


20 posted on 10/12/2013 12:49:20 PM PDT by garyb
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To: Yogafist
Liquor stores and strip clubs hardest hit.

Don't forget Casinos

21 posted on 10/12/2013 12:49:57 PM PDT by Ez2BRepub
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To: who knows what evil?

No, not my money, that is what they are saying on twitter, you should read some of this stuff


22 posted on 10/12/2013 12:50:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: riri
Two observations. Every single tweeter tweeting about food stamps is black. Despite great effort to change the stigma and giving food stamps fancy new names (SNAP,LINK, EBT, Bridge, etc) it is still just called FOOD STAMPS

Wonder how much money it is costing them for the Internet service to get on Twitter, that could be used, instead, for food?

23 posted on 10/12/2013 12:53:02 PM PDT by Ez2BRepub
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To: Islander7
"This is a test. This is only a test. If this were the real SHTF you would be ordered to turn in your guns and be directed to the nearest "freedom camp".

Just checkin' to see how much time they need to round up the Tea Party, Whitey and his guns before "commander zero's" civilian defense force starts redistributin'.

24 posted on 10/12/2013 12:53:09 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Sorry...I was replying to the twitter quote ‘Where my money at?’


25 posted on 10/12/2013 12:53:54 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; Islander7
Instagram feed...

dream_gurl11 8 minutes ago They officially cut off food stamps at winn dixie... Ppl left the baskets and walked out.

http://instagram.com/p/fYQYFkkpVa/

More here

26 posted on 10/12/2013 12:54:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Are you reading their twitter’s-unreal.


27 posted on 10/12/2013 12:55:06 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Read some of the tweets the EBTers are posting. As long as whitey will feed them, they’ll use the cards. Shamelessly.
And no, that’s no more racist than John Derbyshire writing about ‘the talk’ on NR. For which he was fired. Spineless jellyfish.
Just the facts, ma’am.


28 posted on 10/12/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's foundinge fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice
Lot's of talk about those who "deserve" food stamps.

These people are not the same species.

29 posted on 10/12/2013 12:56:24 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: fatima

Yeah Im reading some of them, I dont know whether to laugh or cry..after reading these twitter posts there is no question as to why Obama was elected not once but twice..before I can say I understood why but after reading this, yeah now I get it


30 posted on 10/12/2013 12:57:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fabian

They want riot’s.


31 posted on 10/12/2013 12:57:28 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Ez2BRepub

They’re probably tweeting from their Obamaphones.


32 posted on 10/12/2013 12:57:31 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: smoothsailing

Can someone tell me why one person needs 6 boxes of Jimmy Dean breakfast croissants..and damn..that is a lot of meat, even for a large family


33 posted on 10/12/2013 12:58:25 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Islander7

Wasn’t just MS or just Sam’s. Was at VA Costco and Aldi’s today. Both had signs saying EBT not working, only cash/debit/credit card purchases.


34 posted on 10/12/2013 12:59:14 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: All

More here, with some good links:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3078090/posts?q=1&;page=1


35 posted on 10/12/2013 12:59:48 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: smoothsailing

Why am I not surprised they do not have the courtesy to put the goods back on the shelves? Don’t they know the hassle they created for the people who work...oh, yeah. Never mind.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 12:59:59 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Can someone tell me why one person needs 6 boxes of Jimmy Dean breakfast croissants..and damn..that is a lot of meat, even for a large family

Single mom, twelve kids; all with different last names. :-)

37 posted on 10/12/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tumblindice

Yep, most of the tweets are from blacks who are threatening to riot unless their EBT cards work again. Ive seen plenty of white people use these cards too so its a mix, but the ones who are pissed off on twitter are majority black..gee, makes ya wonder..they are so poor they need EBT cards yet they can tweet from their computers or phones..how did they get the money to afford those things(Or is it Obamaphones and Obamacomputers for everyone)


38 posted on 10/12/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: who knows what evil?

HAHAHA..and I guess those kids all like Jimmy Dean Croissants LOL..Ive never had one wonder if they are any good


39 posted on 10/12/2013 1:01:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EDINVA

Same thing here in rural Georgia.


40 posted on 10/12/2013 1:02:46 PM PDT by Publius (To love another person is to see the face of God.)
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To: Islander7

“When the Music Stops: How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence.” (When the EBT system fails.)

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/bracken-when-the-music-stops-how-americas-cities-may-explode-in-violence/


41 posted on 10/12/2013 1:02:50 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Ez2BRepub
Who knows, that is probably paid for too.

I am amazed reading these tweets. Not an ounce if shame or pride. WTH have we created?

42 posted on 10/12/2013 1:02:54 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Islander7
Why does it seem that Social Security is always going broke but welfare is always solvent? Oh wait, I forgot, working people fund both programs but only get a return from SS while welfare recipients get both and vote Demo-rat so they can reap the benefits without having to work!
43 posted on 10/12/2013 1:03:58 PM PDT by Dracomeister (The older I get the less I care about what other people think.)
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To: riri

WTH have we created?


A nation of illiterate freeloaders..whenever someone asks “How the hell did Obama get elected twice” refer them to those tweets, the “Oh I get it now” light bulb will go off in their head


44 posted on 10/12/2013 1:04:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: smoothsailing

WOW!

Look at those baskets!!!


45 posted on 10/12/2013 1:06:53 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

We couldn’t afford that much meat. And the ‘croissant and sausage’ biscuits look spendy.

No wonder they’re all hella fat.


46 posted on 10/12/2013 1:08:39 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Islander7

There was a fudge kiosk set up at BJ’s Wholesale Club, similar to a Sam’s Club, that had a handwritten sign accepting EBT cards.


47 posted on 10/12/2013 1:10:57 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: fatima

Yes...that means more power to them to try and “help”. Problem is they are helping their greedy selves and not truly the people.


48 posted on 10/12/2013 1:12:36 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Cowgirl of Justice; All

TALLAHASSEE, Florida —  There may be no treats come this Halloween for Florida Food Stamp recipients. That’s because benefit payments are projected to end on October 31st, 2013 due to lack of federal funding caused by the U.S. government shut down.

Glad I live in a rural area...


49 posted on 10/12/2013 1:13:13 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Islander7

I just finished grocery shopping at Wegmans in PA and heard over the intercom that EBT cards were not working and they were sorry for the “inconvenience”. I was wondering how many people left.


50 posted on 10/12/2013 1:13:15 PM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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