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  • I'll have my Way -- or America will Suffer!

    10/12/2013 11:56:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2013 | Rev Michael Bresciani
    "...........Since he was first elected in 2008, journalists and pundits have repeatedly exclaimed that Barack Obama is the first president in our history who does not love our country. Being a minister, I always initially refuse a bad report about anyone until there is ample proof; it is the benefit of the doubt. That day has come and gone and I am now among those who believe that Obama actually hates America. He has smashed traditional marriage, exalted homosexual perversion, used the IRS like a battering ram, left border agents, ambassadors, and good soldiers to die without help, raised the...
  • EBT System Goes Down: Obama Voters Threaten Mass Riots

    10/12/2013 10:54:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/12/13 | Jim Hoft
    “cuz lock your doors load your guns they cut off ebt cards nationwide” - Twitter They voted for Obama for the free stuff. Now the free stuff isn’t happening. So they riot. Today, the Electronic Benefits Transfer system (electronic food stamps debit card) went down in several states due to a computer glitch, and Obama voters are going nuts on Twitter, threatening mass rioting. This is free government money gone bad and exactly what’s wrong with our country. According to WoodTV (NBC 8), NBC News reports several states were affected by the glitch. The USDA released a statement saying:“EBT cards...
  • EBT Card Issues Cause Problems for Local Families

    10/12/2013 9:36:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    WHSV-TV ^ | October 12, 2013 | By: Carly Stephenson
    STUARTS DRAFT, Va. -- People in 17 states haven't been able to get food they need if they have a food stamp debit card. The O'Neils rely on their EBT Debit card to feed themselves and their son Micah. "People were looking at me I asked if there was anything else if she could if she could run it again and it wasn't working," said Terry O'Neil. The card has $153 to support three people for the remaining weeks in October. When their EBT card was denied today at the Waynesboro Walmart, Kristen O'Neil was embarrassed and frustrated. "We didn't...
  • EBT system failure blocks food stamp debit cards

    10/12/2013 9:17:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    WLS - Chicago ^ | October 12, 2013 | By Eric Horng
    Full carts abandoned at Chicago grocery stores were a common sight as shoppers in Illinois and many other states have been unable to use their food stamp debit cards. More than two million people in Illinois use a so-called Link Card. That's one in six residents in the state. So when suddenly the system went down Saturday morning many customers just walked out of the store. "Now I'm going to have to unfortunately do the fast food thing now. No cooking tonight," said Link Card user Rob Lee. "That's how people starve," said shopper Sean Wright. "People starve if they...
  • Nationwide problem’ strikes EBT cards as some customers forced to leave stores without food

    10/12/2013 6:21:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | October 12, 2013 | By Alex Barber
    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.
  • EBT food stamp outage shocks New Jersey residents

    10/12/2013 6:16:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    NBC-NJ ^ | October 12, 2013 | By Marquis Lupton
    ATLANTIC CITY - If you tried to use your electronic benefits transfer card Saturday, and was having problems, you're not alone. "I feel its going to leave a huge dent in these families because there is people who have 3 or 4 children," the Atlantic City woman said. "I think its horrible that people aren't able to get their food stamps. There are families out there that depends on these things, to feed their families," explains an Atlantic City man. As for store owners like Mohammed Ali of the 7–11 in Atlantic City, he says he has already lost hundreds...
  • Shoppers Report EBT System Down in California and Other States

    10/12/2013 5:45:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    KTLA-TV Los Angeles ^ | October 12, 2013 | By Ann Pride
    The government benefit cards that allow people on public assistance to buy food went down Saturday, impacting welfare recipients in Los Angeles and other cities across the country. Distressed shoppers began calling and emailing the KTLA 5 newsroom Saturday morning to report the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system wasn’t working. A Food 4 Less store in Hollywood confirmed that the EBT system went down at about 7 a.m. A Stater Bros. Market in Downey also said the system was not working. The California and federal government EBT websites remained out of service as of Saturday afternoon.
  • Food Stamp Debit Cards Not Working in at Least 17 States

    10/12/2013 5:58:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Sheree Powell, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, started receiving calls around 11:30 a.m. about problems with the state's card systems. More than 600,000 Oklahomans receive SNAP benefits, and money is dispersed to the cards on the first, fifth and 10th days of every month, so the disruption came at what is typically a high-use time for the cards. Oklahoma also runs a separate debit card system for other state benefits like unemployment payments. Those cards can be used at ATMs to withdraw cash. Powell said Xerox administers both the EBT and debit card systems, and they...
  • Vets Prepare for Significant Benefits Delays (To democrats, welfare cases more important than vets)

    10/12/2013 3:41:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies ^ | October 11, 2013 | Donnie La Curan
    The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (, a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is reminding veterans affected by the government shutdown to prepare for delayed benefits in the event of a long term shutdown. With news that the Department of Veterans Affairs furloughed some 7,000 employees of regional offices of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), the government shutdown is beginning to take a profound effect on the veterans it serves. As the House, Senate, and White House attempt to negotiate...
  • Xerox Statement on Temporary EBT Systems Outage

    10/12/2013 2:41:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 74 replies
    Yahoooo ^ | 10/12/2013 | Xerox
    NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- During a routine test of our back-up systems Saturday morning, Xerox’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system experienced a temporary shutdown. While the system is now up and running, beneficiaries in the 17 affected states continue to experience connectivity issues to access their benefits. This disruption impacts EBT beneficiaries who rely on the system for SNAP and WIC. Technical staff is addressing the issue and expect the system to be restored soon.
  • Technical problems stop consumers from using food stamps

    10/12/2013 4:53:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | October 12, 2013
    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.
  • Maine shoppers unable to use food stamp cards

    10/12/2013 4:41:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Morning Sentinel ^ | October 12, 2013 | By Beth Quimby
    Customers at BJ’s Wholesale Club, Hannaford supermarkets and other grocery stores in Maine abandoned their carts at registers and headed home empty-handed earlier Saturday. Lou Craig, the owner of College Carry-Out in Augusta, said he had to turn away about 50 customers Saturday because the system wouldn’t accept their EBT cards. “They just won’t go through,” he said. “It just prints out ‘declined.’ ” Craig said its a particularly busy time for those using food stamps, because their cards are usually reloaded with cash value from the 10th through the 14th. Jason Quincannon, acting store manager at Hannaford on Forest...
  • Food stamp debit cards not working in Erie, elsewhere

    10/12/2013 5:00:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Erie Times-News ^ | October 12, 2013 | By Gerry Weiss
    The number of Erie County residents in the food stamp program is the highest its been in 20 years. One in 5 people, or 20.5 percent, in the county are on food stamps. In all, more than 57,000 Erie County residents are on food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. About 38,000 city of Erie residents, or nearly 37 percent, are on food stamps, a 24 percent increase from 2009.
  • Tech Problems Stop Food Stamp Purchases, Bridge Card Users ‘Out Of Luck’

    10/12/2013 5:06:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | October 12, 2013
    DETROIT - Michigan residents in a federal food program are being denied purchases with their debit-style cards because of technical problems. A woman from Fenton, who asked not to be identified, spoke with WWJ about her experience. “I’ve been in two different stores and in both stores, I was told that food stamps could not be authorized so I was not able to make a purchase. I’m absolutely outraged and furious,” she said. “Today is Saturday, my only day off to go grocery shopping for my children and I’m very, very angry that this has happened.” Officials said they’re not...

    10/12/2013 2:00:44 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 226 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 12, 2013 3:51pm | by Dave Urbanski
    (TheBlaze/AP) — Major problems were reported Saturday all across America with the Electronic Benefits Transfer System, as consumers were stuck with no way to pay at registers, notes WBZ-TV in Boston. WBZ reported that a computer-system upgrade was to blame, while the Associated Press reports that a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards while shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn’t access their benefits.
  • Food stamp debit cards not working in many states(Interesting pic at link;)

    10/12/2013 1:21:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 100 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/12/2013 | Associated Press
    People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.Ohio's cash and food assistance card payment systems went down at 11 a.m., said Benjamin Johnson, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio's cash system has been fixed, however its electronic benefits transfer card system is still down. All states that use Xerox systems are affected...
  • Food stamp fiasco results in declined benefits at some Coast, statewide stores (MS)

    10/12/2013 12:23:21 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 180 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Oct 12, 2013 | By MARY MARGARET HALFORD and JUSTIN MITCHELL
    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.
  • Bridge Cards reportedly not working - EBT Food stamps system experiencing glitches

    10/12/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | 10-12-2013 | Joanne Marie Hoopes
    Bridge Cards reportedly not working EBT Food stamps system experiencing glitches in Michigan, other states Joanne Marie Hoopes Oct 12 2013 01:54:13 PM EDT DETROIT - The Local 4 newsroom has been flooded with calls and emails from people reporting problems with their Michigan EBT Food stamp card. Viewers say they attempted to use their Bridge Card but the system is not working and they are left unable to purchase groceries. Local 4 contacted the Michigan Department of Human Services; a spokesperson says the issue with client cards is not on the DHS end. The spokesperson says the issues are...
  • EBT system down for some parts of US, CNY apparently not affected

    10/12/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT · by workerbee · 48 replies
    CNYCentral ^ | 10/12/13 | Laura Hand
    Some grocery and food shoppers who were trying to used government benefit cards to pay got a rude awakening on Saturday morning: their EBT cards were not working. A check here in Central New York, however, showed that grocery chains were apparently unaffected. We are being told that a technical services vendor (Xerox) had a power outage which did affect being able to pay with a benefits card in several states. As of early Saturday afternoon, the debit system was back up and the SNAP program was being rebooted, with expectations that all services would be back up shortly.