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Walmart Says Food Stamp Shopping Spree Was 'Right Choice'

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/walma...ry?id=20579980

Walmart has no regrets about allowing a wild shopping spree at two of its Louisiana stores when an electronic glitch lifted the spending caps on the cards of food stamp recipients.

"We know we made the right choice," Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg told ABCNews.com today.

The chain has no regrets even though Louisiana's Department of Children and Family Services said food stamp recipients should have been limited to $50 each during the emergency and that Walmart will have to pay the difference.

Lundberg declined to comment about how much the company may have lost or why it did not follow the emergency $50 limit.

Another Walmart spokeswoman Kayla Whaling said, "Our focus was to continue serving our customers."
Food stamp recipients jammed into Walmarts in Mansfield and Springhill Saturday when word of the glitch spread.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd said some customers were buying eight to ten grocery carts full of food.

The store in Mansfield temporarily closed because of overcrowding and Mansfield Chief of Police Gary Hobbs said some shoppers left with up to eight carts of food and then went back for more.

The food shelves were left bare and all the meat was sold as well, Lynd said.

The shopping frenzy was triggered when the Electronic Benefits Transfer system went down because a back-up generator failed at 11 a.m. EST Saturday during a regularly-scheduled test, according to Xerox, a vendor for the EBT system and based in Norwalk, Conn. The outage erased limits on the EBT cards.

The EBT system was affected in 17 states, where individuals and households access programs like Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and other programs.

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Re: Walmart Says Food Stamp Shopping Spree Was 'Right Choice'

Hard times call for desperate measures. Sad that people freaked out that bad because it's hard to live nowadays.

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"They" (store service managers) didn't do anything because they've been trained to avoid any kind of confrontation with customs(especially so-called "minorities") to avoid lawsuits or accusations of racism. I remember doing 'diversity training' at a coupla different jobs.

...and i thought the Government was 'Shut Down', how are these people still buying stuff with their African American Express cards..?!

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I noticed the shelves for fresh fruit and vegetables went untouched..

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I like how all of the articles dont acknowledge the majority of these "poor" people were blacks.

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When I tell people about this situation, the question I get asked is how all the people knew that this issue was happening in order to take advantage of it. I imagine a lot of people called their friends and family to tell them about it but how were people aware of the situation in the first place?

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It's very simple, every EBT transaction is accounted for. Ok so if Mr. Smith spends $700 using his EBT card, but Mr. Smith only collects $200 a month then Mr Smith shouldn't collect benefits for the next 3 months, until he pays back his debt.

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It's very simple, every EBT transaction is accounted for. Ok so if Mr. Smith spends $700 using his EBT card, but Mr. Smith only collects $200 a month then Mr Smith shouldn't collect benefits for the next 3 months, until he pays back his debt.
They will LITERALLY get a free lesson in credit.

Win/Win.

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They will LITERALLY get a free lesson in credit.

Win/Win.
Just you watch, this is the way their gonna have to do it. These people are weapons of massive consumption.

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