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Food stamp system crashes in 17 states
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I wonder if there was any rioting anywhere?

Quote:Food stamp system crashes in 17 states

The electronic system retailers use to process food stamps temporarily shut down Saturday, affecting Pennsylvania, New Jersey and 15 other states.

Officials at Xerox, which runs the Electronic Benefits Transfer system, said it crashed during a routine test of its backup system Saturday morning. The system lets retailers process Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Women, Infants and Children benefits from customers.

The shutdown potentially impacted hundreds of thousands of families across the region. More than 250,000 women and children receive WIC benefits in Pennsylvania, with nearly a third of them in Philadelphia. In New Jersey, nearly 170,000 women and children get the benefit.

Food-stamp beneficiaries were still experiencing "connectivity issues" Saturday evening, the company said in a statement. Those issues mean that anyone who tries to purchase food with an EBT card will be unable to do so, Xerox spokesman Kevin Lightfoot said.


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I think I've seen at least three different explanations for this incident.

http://news.yahoo.com/u-power-outage-shu...05502.html

Philadelphia Patriot;121650 Wrote:I wonder if there was any rioting anywhere?

Quote:Food stamp system crashes in 17 states

The electronic system retailers use to process food stamps temporarily shut down Saturday, affecting Pennsylvania, New Jersey and 15 other states.

Officials at Xerox, which runs the Electronic Benefits Transfer system, said it crashed during a routine test of its backup system Saturday morning. The system lets retailers process Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Women, Infants and Children benefits from customers.

The shutdown potentially impacted hundreds of thousands of families across the region. More than 250,000 women and children receive WIC benefits in Pennsylvania, with nearly a third of them in Philadelphia. In New Jersey, nearly 170,000 women and children get the benefit.

Food-stamp beneficiaries were still experiencing "connectivity issues" Saturday evening, the company said in a statement. Those issues mean that anyone who tries to purchase food with an EBT card will be unable to do so, Xerox spokesman Kevin Lightfoot said.


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#3
IT'S TIME!!

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#4
^ I don't even know what to say...
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Emptymag;121657 Wrote:^ I don't even know what to say...

it has to be something in the water
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My neighbors are in their seventies. The husband still works, the wife has a part time job, as well. They own their home. They also collect social security, and use EBT cards, because they need the help with groceries. Living on their income, they'd have to choose between their prescriptions and dinner.

Food stamps do get abused by a lot of scumbags. It's also a lifesaver for a lot of decent people, like my neighbors, or my parents, when I was a kid. Nice to see that y'all lump everyone in the "scumbag" category.
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jahwarrior72;121677 Wrote:My neighbors are in their seventies. The husband still works, the wife has a part time job, as well. They own their home. They also collect social security, and use EBT cards, because they need the help with groceries. Living on their income, they'd have to choose between their prescriptions and dinner.

Food stamps do get abused by a lot of scumbags. It's also a lifesaver for a lot of decent people, like my neighbors, or my parents, when I was a kid. Nice to see that y'all lump everyone in the "scumbag" category.

Jah, I think a lot of us understand what you are saying, and most people here don't see everybody here who gets food stamps as scumbags. However you also must realize that there has been a 50% increase on the number of people who are on food stamps.

via factcheck.org

Quote:...As we’ve noted previously, the increase under Obama is due mainly to the economic downturn that began in late 2007, but also partly to Obama’s signing legislation to increase benefit levels and to allow able-bodied single persons to receive food stamps. The nearly 15.8 million people who have been added under Obama now exceed the 14.7 million who were added under Bush. And the total has remained historically high even as the economy has improved, and as the unemployment rate has declined substantially. As of June, just over 15 percent of the entire U.S. population remained on food stamps....
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Emptymag;121657 Wrote:^ I don't even know what to say...

If you're gonna riot, make sure you plan ahead and bring a 10' penis, because finding one spontaneously is hard.
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#9
If I don't get my free shit there's going to be trouble.
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jahwarrior72;121677 Wrote:Food stamps do get abused by a lot of scumbags. It's also a lifesaver for a lot of decent people, like my neighbors, or my parents, when I was a kid. Nice to see that y'all lump everyone in the "scumbag" category.

I don't think anyone threw out the 'scumbag' label or anything like it.

The rioting question is valid though, because it would be the scumbags that would do it.

Personally, I don't have an issue with people who need things getting what they need--there is NO value in people who simply cannot make it on their own littering the streets because there is nowhere for them to go.

Abusers of the system, however, do not fall into that category and deserve neither sympathy or safety.
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