Skip to comments.Food stamp fiasco results in declined benefits at some Coast, statewide stores (MS)
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.
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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.
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.
It is down all across the United States and trending on Twitter.
Liquor stores and strip clubs hardest hit.
The reaction, absolutely hysterical..all hell breaks loose when food stamp junkies dont get their Govt treats
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
Bodegas, too; can’t move their menthol product, cigars for weed, etc.
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
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.
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.
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!
They have done this on purpose. They want a backlash to gain more control and power. How evil!
I can just hear zero now blaming this on the government shutdown caused by that nasty House of Republicans.
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
Shop at Sam’s Club without membership
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
EBT is inoperative in Michigan.
Don't forget Casinos
No, not my money, that is what they are saying on twitter, you should read some of this stuff
Wonder how much money it is costing them for the Internet service to get on Twitter, that could be used, instead, for food?
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'.
Sorry...I was replying to the twitter quote ‘Where my money at?’
dream_gurl11 8 minutes ago They officially cut off food stamps at winn dixie... Ppl left the baskets and walked out.
Are you reading their twitter’s-unreal.
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.
These people are not the same species.
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
They want riot’s.
They’re probably tweeting from their Obamaphones.
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
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.
More here, with some good links:
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.
Single mom, twelve kids; all with different last names. :-)
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)
HAHAHA..and I guess those kids all like Jimmy Dean Croissants LOL..Ive never had one wonder if they are any good
Same thing here in rural Georgia.
When the Music Stops: How Americas Cities May Explode In Violence. (When the EBT system fails.)
I am amazed reading these tweets. Not an ounce if shame or pride. WTH have we created?
WTH have we created?
Look at those baskets!!!
We couldn’t afford that much meat. And the ‘croissant and sausage’ biscuits look spendy.
No wonder they’re all hella fat.
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.
Yes...that means more power to them to try and “help”. Problem is they are helping their greedy selves and not truly the people.
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...
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.