Now it's time to pay up
POSTED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:19pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 4:46pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Finally, we have some common sense.
Remember last month when when the SNAP or food stamps cards would not work for a few hours? That was a "glitch."
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and his administration took steps late Wednesday, to strip food stamp benefits from those who loaded up their shopping carts knowing they had insufficient funds in their Electronic Benefits Transfer accounts during the system failure.
The following can be found in Bizpac Review:
As a result of the temporary outage, more than 12,000 transactions showed non-sufficient funds once it got back online and retailers were able to process the purchases, according to The Advocate.The computer glitch that occurred on October 12 wasn't limited to just Louisiana. At least 17 states were affected, resulting in many shoppers filling their carts to overflowing to The Advocate. Depending upon how many prior infractions recipients have on their record, they will face losing benefits for a period one year, two years or permanently. The Jindal administration will start with the worst case examples first, then work their way down.
I'm not cold-hearted, some need help. But, this was an egregious abuse of the system.
Those who break the rules should be punished. This service is not free, just like healthcare.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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