All of these vast entitlement programs are massive legal pilfering on an unimaginable scale. And the enslaved class is forced to work to turn over our hard-earned wages to these moochers and looters. Speak up and you are defamed and smeared. Selfish! Exploiter! Heartless! Vicious propaganda for the end goal of enslaving the body politic.
The sole purpose of government is to protect the rights of an individual to life, liberty, and property. The law cannot defend life, liberty, and property if it promotes "legal [or legalized] plunder," which Fredric Bastiat defined as using government force and laws to take something from one individual and give it to others. If you are interested in more on this, you can watch a televission segment I did on this here.
This incident, more than any other, defines Obama's fiscal policies.
Food Stamp Glitch Leaves Walmart Shelves Bare: ‘Like a Tornado Had Came Through’ The Blaze, October 14, 2013
Shelves at Walmart stores in Louisiana were cleared in a shopping frenzy over the weekend after a glitch in the Electronic Benefits Transfer system allowed government food stamp recipients to make purchases without spending limits.
For two hours Saturday night, customers rang up overflowing cartloads of food at stores in Springhill and Mansfield, La., after cashiers allowed them to use their EBT cards anyway despite not showing limits, KSLA-TV reported.
“It was worse than any Black Friday,” Springhill police Chief Will Lynd told KSLA.
Police were called in to help manage the chaos, but no arrests were made and no one was unruly, Lynd said. Mansfield police confirmed officers were called in for crowd control but no arrests were made there, either.
After the system came back online, customers abandoned their carts and left the store, leaving a huge mess behind.
“It was like a tornado had came through,” O.J Evans, who took cell phone video of the aftermath at the Mansfield Walmart, told KSLA.
The glitch occurred when the EBT system went down in several states during a routine backup test, KSLA reported. The system came back up Saturday night, but was apparently not working properly everywhere.
A Walmart spokeswoman told KSLA the company was “fully engaged and monitoring the situation and transactions during the outage.”
“We did make the decision to continue to accept EBT cards (and purchases on WIC and SNAP) during the outage so that they could get food for their families,” Walmart spokeswoman Kayla Whaling told the station.
Walmart shoppers Stan and Judy Garcia said purchases made without appropriate funds was the same thing as stealing.
“That’s plain theft, that’s stealing that’s all I got to say about it,” Stan Garcia said.