Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. Radical-Knight

    Radical-Knight said, about 1 year ago

    Kevin could try for a stint on “Dancing with the Stars”… It worked for Tom DeLay.

  2. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 1 year ago

    In Louisiana they had a prime example of what is happening in Washington. Best example to explain raising the debt ceiling and it is not made up but real. A computer glitch caused the food stamp cards to have no limit. People on food stamps raided the local Wal-Mart and stripped the shelves. The police had to be called by the store to restore order; it was described as worse than any Black Friday sale. Evan though these people knew there was limits on their cards and that the money to pay for it had to come from somewhere they grabbed what they could without any concern for the consequences. One woman had $700 of items in her cart when in reality her card only had 49 cents on it. This is the democrats, not carry that they really do not have money on their cards, not caring who has to end up paying for it. Instead of living off of the amount of money they actually have. In other word having a budget actually based on the amount of money they have coming in they just scream every couple of month to raise the debt ceiling. If you apply the same logic to the situation in Louisiana you would say the people on food stamps are right, that they shouldn’t have a limit on their cards. Not one of you would agree with that but yet you allow it to happen on a much larger scale. obama and harry reid are the food stamp user’s that want no limit on their cards.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    You can’t just buy anything with those SNAPs chards. $700 worth at once? Care to give some places we can check independently on this strange story? How did they know they had no limits since you can only purchase up to $31.50 per person per week or $4.50 per day.

  4. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/walmart-shelves-emptied-food-stamp-shopping-spree/story?id=20563982

  5. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 1 year ago

    Just google Wal-Mart food stamps and you will get the story. I don’t know where your getting your information about them only being good for $4.50 a day. They get something like $300 put on the card depending on the size of the family and they can spend all at once grocery shopping. Which would be the smart way to shop, buy real food in bulk and make it last.

  6. Robert Tatro

    Robert Tatro said, about 1 year ago

    @fbjsr

    All the people with the cards that were abused, should lose their cards for good. Such behavior has no place in this country!

  7. Robert Tatro

    Robert Tatro said, about 1 year ago

    I saw the picture of the row of carts. The checkout people should know this was fraud, and refuse to process the customers. No matter the consequences.

  8. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 1 year ago

    @Robert Tatro

    They called and were told by their management “we don’t have a choice, if the card goes through we have to accept it”.

  9. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 1 year ago

    But my whole point is that this is exactly what the senate is doing.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @fbjsr

    $4.50 a day per person. Can you live on that per day every day for a month? I can’t.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @fbjsr @fbjsrUnlike Walmart, other grocery stores in town told customers they would not accept EBT cards until the card limits were evident again, Hobbs said.


    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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    You know you can’t just get SNAPs you have to be in really bad shape to. So you might understand the frenzy. It isn’t right but it is understandable. You can’t live on what you get daily from SNAPS.

  12. CoBass

    CoBass said, about 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    $4.50 per day for food for one person? I did it for about five years, between 2004 and 2009. (Grad school and tight budgeting.)

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