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Nationwide problem’ strikes EBT cards as some customers forced to leave stores without food
Bangor Daily News ^ | October 12, 2013 | By Alex Barber

Posted on 10/12/2013 6:21:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

BANGOR — The Electronic Benefits Transfer system that allows welfare recipients to buy groceries and other necessities experienced issues on Saturday. In some cases, people weren’t able to buy groceries.

The website for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the EBT system, is offline because of the government shutdown.

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


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

1 posted on 10/12/2013 6:21:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So...I guess this means they will have to w-w-work?


2 posted on 10/12/2013 6:24:10 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They can storm the white hut and make Hussein feed them wagu steak!


5 posted on 10/12/2013 6:25:47 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Enough! How many more of these stories do you plan to post?

I get it. You can google...


6 posted on 10/12/2013 6:26:41 PM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This HAS to stop! There are a lot of illegals waiting to send food to other countries!

http://nypost.com/2013/07/21/ny-food-stamp-recipients-are-shipping-welfare-funded-groceries-to-relatives-in-jamaica-dominican-republic-and-haiti/


7 posted on 10/12/2013 6:28:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: CarmichaelPatriot; Oldeconomybuyer

They’re all different.

I’m not aware of a FR policy against posting multiple articles from differnt sources on the same topic.

Can you point me to such a policy?

If not, and if it bothers you, may I suggest not reading and posting on the thread.


8 posted on 10/12/2013 6:34:02 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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9 posted on 10/12/2013 6:34:55 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Unable to buy groceries? Well, I guess it’s still considred “buying” if you’re using stolen money.


10 posted on 10/12/2013 6:38:38 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
LOTS of Twitter comments on it.

Twitter search EBT

A good Tweet:

If your #EBT card doesn't work, congratulations you have something in common with it.

11 posted on 10/12/2013 6:42:56 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If I read correctly the same company (Xerox) that was setting up the health exchanges also does the EBT cards. There was a HUGE security update to Microsoft Operating Systems last Thursday, maybe the mess is connected....or maybe the dic-tator in Spite House is trying to turn up the heat.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 7:01:25 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe they borrowed some of those IT guys from CommieCare Signup to fix their system!!!!


13 posted on 10/12/2013 7:06:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (When His Arrogance talks out of his a$$, Harry Reid's lips move.)
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To: madison10

Nothing to do with Microsoft and Xerox did not set up the health exchanges.


14 posted on 10/12/2013 7:08:42 PM PDT by steve86 (Nothing to do with MiSome things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

It’s no use. There are those that will not understand, but would rather be inflamed, even if what they are thinking just isn’t true.


15 posted on 10/12/2013 7:15:30 PM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Letz see now Monday is a bank holiday, Columbus Day, some people are going to get mighty hungry.


16 posted on 10/12/2013 7:24:01 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In a couple of days I expect to see a “Will trade Escalade with 24” rims and boom boom stereo for food” sign. (yeah-right)
17 posted on 10/12/2013 7:26:05 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: madison10

Can you give me a link regarding Xerox setting up the healthcare? That’s a new data point. (I’m trying to investigate the crony capitalist connection to the Baraqqi regime.) Thanks.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 7:26:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
 photo shoppingcart_zpsd6c55b3d.jpg (top)Before 0 ruined the economy (bottom) SOME people adapted without handout.
19 posted on 10/12/2013 7:30:07 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: T. P. Pole
It’s no use. There are those that will not understand, but would rather be inflamed, even if what they are thinking just isn’t true.

Yeah, I'm starting to see that, on lots of threads. Maybe time for an FR holiday.

20 posted on 10/12/2013 7:51:24 PM PDT by steve86 (Nothing to do with MiSome things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: CrazyIvan

This is probably just another ploy by our man-child president to heap more blame on the Republicans to end the shut down.


21 posted on 10/12/2013 7:56:17 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: CrazyIvan

It’s funny you should mention this. When I lived in Seattle and went by DSHS office, I used to count how many luxury cars were in the parking lot, and not in employee spaces. I always found some, without even looking at the whole lot.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 10:54:09 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: nascarnation
People Are Calling This Obamacare Insurance Exchange in Tears

First paragraph: "a division of Xerox that’s working with states on the insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act."

Maybe I'm getting confused with Obamacare itself and teh setting up of the exhanges. Note above it says stateS.

23 posted on 10/13/2013 2:54:09 AM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

Thanks. You know this whole thing is sending money to Clinton and Obama cronys.


24 posted on 10/13/2013 3:34:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: madison10

Thanks. You know this whole thing is sending money to Clinton and Obama cronys.


25 posted on 10/13/2013 3:35:27 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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