Skip to comments.Technical problems stop consumers from using food stamps
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 hasnt 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.
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Dear God, have pity on the poor grocery checkout ladies...
pity the poor Wal mart worker today
I am sure it was hell
It is happening in Illinois right Now also
Yep, saw it this afternoon in Mariano’s.
out here in So Calimexico too
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..
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.
Gee, now they’ll have to spend their drug money on food. The horror, the horror......
And to think....
I didn’t have a bit of a problem buying my own groceries today
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”.
They’re the ones.i thought of from the word go
They hustle like crazy here Sunday nights EBT night. Whoa!
ObamaBOTS are going to be mad, they thought if they voted for him they would get free food!!
How is it working out for ya being a slave? Need to start reading your history books if you can read.
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.
Sounds like Zero is itching to rile up his constitutes to put more pressure on the spineless jellyfish Bohner.
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...
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.
panicking” about their food-stamp cards not working.
Maybe panicking enough to go out and get a job????
You know it is probably deliberate, because it worked for a week and a half through the shut down.
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.
not THAT panicked
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.
You said it.