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.