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Technical problems stop consumers from using food stamps
Toledo Blade ^ | October 12, 2013

Posted on 10/12/2013 4:53:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Kelly Ishaq, manager of Broadway Food Center on Broadway Street in Toledo, said the system hasn’t allowed customers to use their cards to buy food. A message comes up saying “unavailable,” he said.

Brian O'Connor, a central Toledo resident, said he ran into a similar problem at the VIP food market, Bancroft Street and Ashland Avenue, and that other residents in the apartments where he lives were "panicking" about their food-stamp cards not working.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: ebt; foodstamps; operationwhipcracker; snap

1 posted on 10/12/2013 4:53:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Spite is not a technical problem. It is a political problem.
They are testing. They are demonstrating. They are saying, "Don't call our bluff; we will bring this country down -- there will be rivers of blood. Give us everything. Or else."
2 posted on 10/12/2013 4:56:41 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear God, have pity on the poor grocery checkout ladies...


3 posted on 10/12/2013 4:57:15 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: ClearCase_guy

pity the poor Wal mart worker today

I am sure it was hell


4 posted on 10/12/2013 4:57:39 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Cloward–Piven strategy?


5 posted on 10/12/2013 4:58:50 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is happening in Illinois right Now also


6 posted on 10/12/2013 4:59:32 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady

Yep, saw it this afternoon in Mariano’s.


7 posted on 10/12/2013 5:00:32 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: chicagolady

out here in So Calimexico too


8 posted on 10/12/2013 5:00:57 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: RummyChick

I went with my Filipino bud today to a store and there were large white papers that said ‘NO EBT SERVICE TODAY’. Funny that these lazy leeches are actually paying for something honestly..


9 posted on 10/12/2013 5:01:37 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This free money EBT card, not working....is really sad.
First I snickered...then as I read what people were saying, most of them are hysterical.
They really think they will start to death.
Some are calling on riots and storming grocery stores.
They are so conditioned to dependence on the government they can not think.
(Some people really need temporary help, and I begrudge them nothing), they are not the hysterical ones.
How can a person have no food in the house, do they not plan, think about up coming meals, plan for emergencies.
Their reactions are like feral children, who can’t figure out how to catch a fish.

This situation is really sad. Something as simple as no food stamp access is causing mass panic. What’s going to happen when they get their health insurance bill.


10 posted on 10/12/2013 5:04:31 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gee, now they’ll have to spend their drug money on food. The horror, the horror......


11 posted on 10/12/2013 5:06:07 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And to think....

I didn’t have a bit of a problem buying my own groceries today


12 posted on 10/12/2013 5:08:59 PM PDT by digger48
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To: chicagolady

It was happening in Massachusetts today too...announcements were being made in my supermarket over loudspeakers.

I’m sure our governor, Deval “tax ‘em all” Patrick is calling the legislature back for a special session to create a big, fat new tax increase to save “the most vulnerable among us”.


13 posted on 10/12/2013 5:10:40 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: Kenton

They’re the ones.i thought of from the word go

They hustle like crazy here Sunday nights EBT night. Whoa!


14 posted on 10/12/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT by stanne
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To: BlessedBeGod

ObamaBOTS are going to be mad, they thought if they voted for him they would get free food!!


15 posted on 10/12/2013 5:14:44 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How is it working out for ya being a slave? Need to start reading your history books if you can read.


16 posted on 10/12/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If we think the glitches in the Obamacare website is bad, wait till this
glitch goes on for another week. There will be riots in the streets.


17 posted on 10/12/2013 5:32:37 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sounds like Zero is itching to rile up his constitutes to put more pressure on the spineless jellyfish Bohner.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 5:34:58 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, if they stuck with the old Food Stamp Coupons they wouldn’t be in this mess.

The Government gives them a Debit Card to make sure they aren’t embarrassed in front of the People who are really buying their Groceries.

Better yet, make them show up at a Warehouse to get their Rations. They won’t be embarrassed because everyone else showing up there would be in the same boat.

Another problem solved by Kickass Conservative.

I know, I’m a HATER...


19 posted on 10/12/2013 5:39:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: svcw

I remember Rush talking about this guy on the bridge in New Orleans with his arms upraised, waiting for help after Hurricane Katrina. He couldn’t help himself as the government had always helped him so he knew he didn’t have to even try.

A generation of welfare leeches. Thanks democrats.


20 posted on 10/12/2013 5:43:07 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

panicking” about their food-stamp cards not working.

Maybe panicking enough to go out and get a job????


21 posted on 10/12/2013 5:48:52 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You know it is probably deliberate, because it worked for a week and a half through the shut down.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 5:57:10 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

The only thing I would change in your statement, is thank you liberalism
I am sad and really angry at the same time.
Everything is upside down, when I was a kid my mom was dying (we did not know) and she had to go on welfare, the day it happened she wept. She was humiliated that she could not continue working.
My how things have changed.


23 posted on 10/12/2013 5:57:39 PM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: bikerman
Maybe panicking enough to go out and get a job????

not THAT panicked

24 posted on 10/12/2013 7:26:17 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: svcw

I’ve often wondered why some on food stamps also have to go to other agencies during the month to get more food? Maybe you are right - they don’t plan their meals. How could they use up all their food stamps in just a few days? Don’t they stretch them out over the course of a month? Grocery stores hike the prices the first of the month for this very reason - then toward the middle or latter part of a month - prices come down on many items.


25 posted on 10/12/2013 8:20:57 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Kenton

You said it.


26 posted on 10/12/2013 11:53:29 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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