KSLA reports on several Walmart stores that were ransacked after electronic welfare cards were "uncapped".
Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits.
The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended...
...Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Walmart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700.00 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Walmart said they wouldn't press charges if she left the food.
Lynd says at 9 p.m., when the cards came back online and it was announced over the loud speaker, people just left their carts full of food in the aisles and left.
As of June 2013, more than 47.7 million Americans were on food stamps. That figure is 1.1 million more than June of 2012 and about 2.5 million more than June of 2011.
How can it be said that America is in a recovery when more people are living in poverty, more are on food stamps, and more are on dependent on government than ever before?
Tragic: that's what I call the fraud, the waste, the abuse -- and, worst of all, the human toll of dependency -- related to these failed federal programs.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.