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It all began last Saturday, when Walmart managers in two Louisiana towns called the police because customers were filling the stores and emptying the inventory because their EBT cards were not showing any credit limits.
“Some people had eight or 10 shopping carts full of groceries,” said the Police Chief of Springhill, LA. By the time he arrived at his local store at 7P.M. last Saturday evening, he says there were hundreds of customers with overflowing carts waiting to check out.
The Chief says he told the manager he had the right to refuse service, but the manager claimed he’d been instructed by Walmart HQ to accept the limitless cards.
A few hours after he arrived on the scene, the glitch was fixed and limits were reinstated.
“When they heard the announcement, people just left their carts in place and walked out of the store,” recalls the Chief, who says that police were not needed to disperse the crowd of shoppers.
The big question is: Who’s going to pay for this? EBT money is paid by the state and uses money provided by federal subsidies. The state of Louisiana is most certainly not going to pay for all the stuff that should have been disallowed had the system been working properly on Saturday.
“The outage was the result of failures by our contractor, Xerox,” said a spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. When the system went down, retailers have a phone system for getting authorizations on EBT purchases.
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I have always believed that the opinion of one psycho often echo's the sentiments of many who aren't brave enough, or crazy enough to express themselves.
An Arkansas restaurant owner is apologizing after posting a racially insensitive sign that disturbed his customers.
Johnny Howard, owner of Smokin' Joe's Ribhouse in Rogers, Ark., upset community members and business patrons when he posted a sign outside of the eatery that read "Obamacare America's punishment for slavery years." The sign, which was up for 45 minutes, was taken down and replaced with one that said "Why cook? Get some carry out," after several people complained.
“I apologize for the sign. It’s offending people, as it did," Howard told said. "I didn’t intend for it to be racist-oriented at all.”
Maybe it's not offensive to anyone who lives in Butt Tussle, Arkansas. But as for the rest of the world, except maybe Florida. Yes, it's offensive
Howard said the sign was taken out of context, and that his issue is with the Affordable Care Act as a policy, not with the president or any particular individual.
“It’s the policy and I made the mistake of wording it in the wrong fashion. The policy. It’s not the person it’s the policy,” he said. “To me this health care plan is a job killer. I myself will have to eliminate at least one location if all the policies that were written originally go through.”
Howard certainly isn't the first critic of the health care plan, and he isn't even thefirst business owner to display troubling messages outside his establishment. However, his move has prompted backlash against the restaurant, and Howard said he has learned his lesson and plans to keep his political opinions to himself moving forward.