Louisiana food stamp abusers will lose benefits over Wal-mart free for all

Bobby-Jindal

Louisiana Gov. 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 a system failure in October.

As a result of the temporary outage, over 12,000 transactions in Louisiana showed non-sufficient funds once the system got back online and retailers were able to process the purchases, according to The Advocate.

The Oct. 12 computer glitch wasn’t limited to Louisiana. At least 17 states were affected, resulting in many shoppers overflowing their carts to take advantage of the outage.

Under Jindal’s new directive, recipients will lose benefits for one year, two years or permanently, depending on how many prior violations they have on their record.

The Jindal administration will start with the worst cases first, according to Suzy Sonnier, secretary of the state Department of Children and Family Services.

“We must protect the program for those who receive and use their benefits appropriately according to the law,” Sonnier said in a prepared statement, according to The Advocate “We are looking at each case individually, addressing those recipients who are suspected of misrepresenting their eligibility for benefits or defrauding the system.”

Late last week, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., called on Louisiana officials to take steps against those whose greedy shopping sprees left merchants such as Wal-Mart holding the bag.

“The outrageous theft and fraud at several Louisiana retailers, including at the Wal-Mart stores in Mansfield and Springhill, is completely unacceptable,” Vitter wrote in a letter to the Jindal administration. “Like many citizens, I am appalled and believe there should be serious consequences for what occurred; so far, I have heard of none.”

Administration officials noted that the abuse affected retailers across the state.

“The recent over-the-top food stamp theft and fraud gave Louisiana and the program a real black eye. I’m certainly glad the state is acting on my urgent suggestion. I look forward to discussing the details with Secretary Sonnier in my upcoming meeting with her and Attorney General [Buddy] Caldwell,” Vitter said in a prepared statement published by The Advocate.

The Advocate reported:

When the system goes down, retailers are supposed to limit food stamp recipients to $50 in groceries. Some retailers simply turned away food stamp recipients. Others allowed them to buy as much as they wanted and stored the transactions to process when the system rebooted. The retailers that ignored the emergency protocol lost countless dollars.

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In Springhill, police detained a woman who pushed a cart with $700 in groceries up to a cash register despite having less than 50 cents on her food stamp card. Wal-Mart instructed police to release the woman without citing her.

Some violators weren’t even eligible for food stamps, Jindal administration officials told The Advocate

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  • matthew brandley

    time for the ghetto trash to pay the piper for free loading of the tax payers. its high time these animals be held accountable for being irresponsable savages. time these clowns act like normal human beings instead of the gutter dwelling maggot infested gutter trash they are

    • WendyH

      Although I agree, Matthew, I surely hope you are only referring to those who abuse the system.

      • DwnSouthJukin

        He said “ghetto trash”…

        • Rhonda Clark

          BLACK MOBS LOOTING SHOOTING , AND BEATING EVERY RACE TO DEATH WERE GOING TO TELL THE TRUTH LIBERALS..They WILL RIOT AND KILL US IF THEY DO THIS LIKE THEY DO DAILY ITS NOT RACIST TO TELL THE TRUTH GEO TRASH EVERY RACE EVEN WHITES GANGSTER THUGS LIBERALS WAKE UP

          • Jerrie Hayley Klenk

            Huh?

          • BARBARA BALDWIN

            I understood what Rhonda wrote. Read it slowly, a lot of misspelled words and absent punctuation but I got the gist of what she writes

          • Jerrie Hayley Klenk

            Sorry, Barbara,,,, I still can’t read it!

          • lilyred

            ‘White Girl Bleed A Lot’: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It by Colin Flaherty

          • Matt Cash

            Woah, Rhonda. Turn off the Caps Lock!

          • bobfairlane

            Yes, the wigger prostitutes are perhaps even more dangerous than the rest of the mob, because they will have sympathizers.

          • Dom Price

            63 votes up and 5 votes down on this obviously racist statement… Idiots like you make me weep for this country.

          • Katherine Noel Mumford

            says every race

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            Thanks to Obama’s “empowerment” of blacks and abysmally poor example, they think there’s no need to obey the law. If a black Al Capone came along and was 15 years old, he could skate free on his eighteenth birthday, and they all know that.

          • Naia McCoy

            Who do ya think is running the world…the freaking Mickey Mouse Club. I think a whole poop load of peeps on this page need to wake up.

          • Don Foss

            What’s racist about it? Grow up, Dope.

          • http://www.thecobraslair.com Cobra

            Read the response to me. They don’t even think the statements on here ARE racist. That’s how far out in right field these folks are.

            –Cobra

          • Mathematical certainty

            Rhonda, what are you smoking?

          • nickwoods

            Based on your post, I’m assuming you from the ghetto.

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            If Rhonda’s from “the ghetto,” then she speaks the truth from firsthand knowledge.

          • Chuck

            I don’t know a single black person as illiterate as she is…

          • shawn_von_socialist

            more white losers kill themselves via suicide with guns- than all the homicides in the usa- in a year around 27 thousand

            get bent with your stupidity-

            we are changing the law they will be in the crime-statistics

            oh how us liberals love numbers

          • Don Foss

            Here’s a number for you, Lib: Blacks are eight times more likely top commit murder than Whites. For every 100 murders Whites commit, Blacks chalk up 800. And now you’re going to tell us their relatively small population (about 14%) taking up over 40% of the prison space – over 70% in some states – is because of the White racist system, not the crimes those criminals commit.

          • FedUp

            Yeah you liberals like numbers…too bad you can’t count. Liberals have no common sense and believe the lies they are told by other liberals. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results…sound familiar…Obama promised change, that’s the only promise he’s kept…he changed America so much from what it used to be you can hardly recognize it. He has also turned all races against each other.

          • milo rosenblum

            stop yelling you half-wit

          • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

            Look at today’s headlines. 22 shot, 2 dead in Houston. You have to go to the British news to find the truth, naturally, but the pictures show all black “teens.”

          • Don Foss

            And Baltimore, New Orleans, Memphis, Philadelphia, Southside Chicago, et al?

          • Shel

            Detroit…..

          • Shaun S

            Just like the white people did to the Native Americans? Put down the halo and the wings for another day sweetheart! Your Pro American hooplah needs to be re written…..

          • http://www.thecobraslair.com Cobra

            You honestly think the fans of BizPac Review would have any problems with how Native Americans were treated? I sure don’t after reading how many of them really feel about African-Americans.

            –Cobra

          • J.M. Becker

            Rhonda Clark: … this is why our society is doomed, it’s wrong on just so many different levels, and I know there are millions who think the same skewed thoughts. For whatever reason I’ll address it anyway…

            1. disenfranchised people often riot, people in poverty often loot during those riots, and the most severely disenfranchised are those in poverty.

            2. Poverty is higher among african americans, hence why it’s often associated with said communities. The reasons for which are well documented, and are unrelated to any ‘racial characteristics’.

            3. Desperate people are the most likely to engage in criminal activity, and by definition those in poverty are desperate.

            The most important point, which I know won’t be understood, is how we can avoid this problem. The answers are actually pretty simple, shockingly simple, and not even expensive.

            1. End the drug war, we’ve never stopped addicts and the costs are practically incomprehensible.

            2. Gangs immediately disappear, with no more black market to fund their criminal activities, and no more street corners to defend, gangs become unnecessary. This effect is extremely well documented with alcohol prohibition, and the mafia was almost bankrupt immediately after prohibition was repealed. However Meyer Lansky hooked up with Batista, and got the mob in the illegal drug business, which revitalized their organization.

            3. Use the insane amount of money saved from prisons/jails/law enforcement to reinvest in the communities. Drug treatment, education, prevention, harm reduction, etc etc etc. Still would have oodles of money left-over, the cost is literally so much it’s shocking.

            4. People can also work again! As long as they were just drug users, they won’t need to commit crime to fund habits. How do you know that? Simple… how many people need to commit crimes for a malt liquor? Almost None!! You can beg on the street for a couple dollars, but begging won’t work for a 50 dollar fix.

            Hey, and you can also protect the constitution, and would also get smaller government.., which I’m sure you claim to like…

        • Johnnyg

          Dose being born in the ghetto make you automatically trash ?

          • Randy Stephenson

            not at all

          • Paul

            No, absolutely not, but it certainly increases your chances

          • quantrill

            yes

          • mary g.shepherd

            no,it depends on what you do to survive and better yourself. It’s the sneaky users who abuse what they get . the real people who do what’s right are the ones who get screwed.They go without,live on Ramen noodles and dog food,no cable,no car, just pride for being alive.

          • Byrum Blobshittle

            No, but years of being told that ‘Whitey’ is the cause of all your problems— not your missing crackhead father or your lazy welfare-whore mother— Whitey! THAT is what makes you ghetto trash!

          • Sharon

            Only if you act the part does it make you trash.

          • Jerry Konieczny

            doesn’t yu nose that “dose” means an amount of sumting dat kin bee mesured

          • apf2

            It’s also what happens when you type too fast and slightly out of order…spell check won’t catch it either since both does and dose are legitimate words. Snarky responses like yours reduce the likelihood of a civil discussion. This is a chat type forum and not an academic or formal literary endeavor–perfect grammar, spelling and punctuation are not absolutely necessary for effective communication. Open minds, forgiving attitudes, and willingness to accept less than perfection are needed.

          • blzerblu72

            No Jonnyg, your actions do, and might I remind you, there is no color involved.

          • Johnnyg

            Yes this i Understand !

          • T. Weaver

            and where were u born silver spoon? I was born in the ghetto and I definitely am not trash. I went to college, got my bachelors and working on my masters and yes I grew up with food stamps…Am I still a piece of trash? I probably get paid more than you and have a higher education, Now what? u ignorant f^ck! Oh and I forgot to mention I am 100% Native American Indian and No, I didn’t get any money from the government except for the food stamps.

          • Don Foss

            What’s the T stand for? Turtle Turd? Toad Breath? Turkey Balls? Or Terrance? Terrance “Crazy Duck” Weaver, the Lakota warrior.

          • Johnnyg

            It was just a question lol your awful touchy for some one with a higher education i didn’t call anyone trash but if you feel to act like trash over a question be my guest I was born and raised on a farm does that make me a redneck or a hillbilly i was just wondering you do know what the use of a question mark is right it denotes a question not a statement you education serves you well now if you only knew how to use it !

          • B Wolfe

            Yep. According to people who hate poor people. I have tried to be objective with people who hate the so called ‘moochers’. I’ve noticed most of them it’s any one who needs any help. It’s not science based investigation but my own observation. I hope it’s just the small quantity that I see on these kinds of threads.

          • Don Foss

            Not necessarily. But the thug “ni66as” will treat you like trash if you don’t ni66a-up with them, so rather than live a life under threats and constant bullying and teasing for “actin White,” many Blacks/African-Americans turn into ni66ers. There IS a distinct difference between the two.

      • Yuuzhan

        which is around 90% of them. There are very few people who dont have an ability to work.

        • Don Foss

          Many of them just can’t work at an honest job and are looking at a lifetime of being parasites off our tax dollars. Who’s going to hire a drop-out thug whose Ebonics you cannot understand and has no concept of being respectful, polite, or holding his or her temper?

        • B Wolfe

          Where is your science on this? This is anecdotal.

          • Don Foss

            Hit “White Girl Bleed A Lot” and Blacks vs Ni66ers” on Amazon. Good, informative reads with numbers and stats you won’t find over at Salon.

      • J.M. Becker

        WendyH: No, he’s definitely not just referring to the violators. He’s condemned millions of people who are in poverty, because this small percentage behaved unethically.

        Whenever you take a bad example, and blame everyone who shares similar characteristics or circumstances, you’re engaging in discrimination.

        It’s wrong because it doesn’t consider any of the good people, it doesn’t even consider each person individually! It allows no gradient between those who responsibly took a guess, and possibly exceeded a small amount, and those who pushed multiple carts out the door. Not to mention he’s valued all people in poverty, just as he valued garbage headed for the city landfill.

    • Rhonda Clark

      Black mobs are beating to death every race please link it..in Chicago CBS…look they are looting stores for there Christmas Shopping , look at the slaughter daily blog site a must see the truth..Crimes in Chicago 2013 blog spot.com,,,a daily cussing blog site, !6 thousand people have been beat to death or into comas WHY NO NEWS LIBERALS…also they will black flash mob our streets, they will riot and kill people , stay off the streets every race THE TRUTH IS NOT RACIST LIBERALS see Crimes in Chicago 2013blogspot.com must see the massucures daily

      • Rhonda Clark

        PS WHITES ARE GETO TRASH THEY ARE GANGSTERS ALSO

        • UncleKarma

          You are 100% right and everyone of them that knowingly stole from the food stamp system should be cut off too !

          • Katherine Noel Mumford

            bobby jindal cut off all those in louisiana…..a shining conservative and honest man

        • Pluffmud Girl

          of course there are white gangsters. But no where near the numbers of the black thugs.

          • Dan Battrick

            Wouldn’t bet on that if I were you! Got whites out there killing and robbing to doesn’t matter were you were raised or how much money they have! Parts of Texas I would never go to!

          • Pluffmud Girl

            look at the FBI’s website for crime stats. Young black males are maybe 4-6% of the total population, yet commit over 60% of all violent crimes. When you’re done looking that up, google Colin Flaherty and his book, “White Girl Bleed Alot”. It documents hundreds of black mob violence cases that I will guarantee you’ve never heard about.

          • Don Foss

            Got it (“White Girl….”) Astounding. And why don’t the politicians and media address even a tenth of this? That was a rhetorical question. We know why.

          • matthew brandley

            its almost 80 pct now my dear. and are about 80 pct now of the prison population. liberal voters on here and everywhere cant comprehend that one. not refering to you though

          • Pluffmud Girl

            up to 80% now, thanks. Will remember that.

          • shawn_von_socialist

            another myth- fact is total homicides in a year in america around 16000 on average the average of white male loser shooting themselves in the face with guns is double that

            add suicide into the crime statistics

            ps i am white and a redneck

            anyone can use google

          • Ono Udont

            We call ‘em wiggers.

          • http://www.thecobraslair.com Cobra

            Sure. Keep the perception that anything that is negative can’t be described as “white.” Gotcha.

            –Cobra

        • paybacksrabich

          ps. you need to go lay by your dish

        • Matt Cash

          Check your Caps Lock key.

        • Don Foss

          Where would you rather live, in a Redneck trailer park full of 100% “White trash,” or in the hood that’s 100% African American – and of those, about 30-50% of them who act and live like “ni66as”? Gang bangin’, thug, ni66ers. Give me the trailer park any day.

        • Don Foss

          Can you name one nice (or simply safe) safe square mile in America inhabited by Blacks only?

          • Alan Joseph

            Sugar Hill, just outside of Portsmouth, Virginia.

          • Don Foss

            Yep. You’re right. I looked it up. Out in farm country in the Appalachians with a tiny population of home owners. Very good.

          • Shaun S

            Your mom’s vagina

        • Sharon

          How racist can you get?

          • Don Foss

            How naive, ignorant and blind of you.

      • bobfairlane

        Thanks for turning off your Caps-Lock, but please try using a proper keyboard instead of your phone. People may be more inclined to read your posts.

      • shawn_von_socialist

        what is up with stupid retarded fat greasy neo-confederate males playing female-

        you are not a female-
        ding ding ding fat loser playing female-dar is going

      • aceofwands

        “WHY NO NEWS LIBERALS…also
        they will black flash mob our streets, they will riot and kill people ,”

        They are too busy telling people “NO! ONE! NEEDS! AN ASSAULT RIFLE!.”

        1968 would prove them wrong, as seen in the below link.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kyNvEsQxns

    • Johnnyg

      I hope you or your family never have to rely on the kindness of strangers i do not condone the actions of these people but painting all with a wide brush is not right either !

      • Serina Thomas Tyrrell

        The majority of people that are in the system abuse the system. These programs were set up for emergency use and some have lived on these programs for life. Then their children move on to be in the same programs. There are programs available to all these people to help get education so they don’t have to stay on the programs but the choose not to participate. I was a teen mom and took advantage of education programs so I didn’t end up stuck on these programs. They are meant to be a hand up not a hand out but most see it as a way of life. Bottom line is these people black or white need to have time limits to get off the programs. Tell me why someone who isn’t working has to have their kid in Head start all day. They put the kid on the bus and then head back to bed. They seem to have money for cigarettes and beer and drugs but can’t feed their kids and cloth their kids and put a roof over their head. I used the system to my advantage too. To get out of the system. I never took food stamps. I would have been embarrassed. I don’t think getting help is wrong. But getting help your entire life is disgusting. Where is the self respect? These people think it is the government taking care of them when it is we the people. The tax payers. Get educated and get out of the system. And I don’t think just because these people keep have kids should be an excuse. They seem to be able to find all the freebies why can’t they find the clinic that hands out free birth control?

        • Meathead

          Wonderfully written. Only the lazy and worthless would remain in the system if they could become self-sufficient. About ten-percent of our population really need the program(s) because of disabilities, etc. The other ninety-percent are simply worthless leeches. Cut their sorry a**es off and let them go to work or starve. Even God stated in scripture, “Let those who will not work not eat”. Good enough back then, good enough for now!!!

          • Shel

            “I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of
            doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but
            leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public
            provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for
            themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the
            less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became
            richer.”
            ― Benjamin
            Franklin

        • catherine

          Well said. Amen. The programs are there to help you better yourself. We had no problem using the help with 3 kids 4 yrs and under. When we were able we stopped. That is what it is there for.

        • Don Foss

          For many of the lifelong parasites, it’s not called Welfare, it’s called “Reparations.” They believe they deserve it. Sad, pathetic, life-wasting people.

        • shawn_von_socialist

          jobs are never coming back even if ayn rand was alive and won the presidency she would be handing out welfare

      • Deanna

        Absolutely. Not every person on the system is abusing it. In fact, I’d guess only a small number (25%?) do abuse it. Granted, 25% abuse is still a huge number and it is absolutely wrong. We cannot stereotype all those who have fallen on hard times. That is not healthy or mature behavior…that’s how unethical wars start. Think of Hitler and the Jews, he convinced his fellow Germans that the Jews were getting rich off the sweat of their backs and basically robbing them.

        • delahaya

          Wow, you played the “Hitler card” right off. Bravo!

        • catherine

          Ok good point. That is where I say limit the handouts to a 5 yr limit. That is enough time to get educated, so many free programs, and therefore a job that would allow one to be able to pay rent, food etc.

          • Keith Hutto

            What course in Vocational Colleges last 5 years? Most are only a year with some set up for 2 years, at most.

        • tc4012

          You said “only a small amount – 25%” and did so seriously. LMAO

          • Deanna

            I would guess 25% at most…obviously it’s not a “small” amount, my bad. My point was that it was not the majority of people on the program. Also, Catherine, I agree putting a limit on the number of years you can receive assistance is probably a good measure to take. There is a lot of reform that needs to happen in the food stamp program, unfortunately people are too afraid to “hurt” the poor, not realizing that they could be hindering their progress by helping them too much. I’ve been on food stamps before, while my husband finished school, so I understand it’s importance to many families who would not survive without it. However, I also know first hand that they give too much to families and don’t allow the money to be paid back afterwards (I asked if we could make it more like an interest free loan and pay them back, they said it isn’t allowed). Anyway, that’s my two cents.

          • David in Dallas

            IIRC, the original law passed and signed by President Reagan did put time limits and required “work fare” for those who were able. The Liberals removed those provisions in later laws.

          • tc4012

            In my area i would say the folks that misuse food stamps is closer to the 40-50% range. It is a joke at this point. They also are allowed to rolloover and BANK. If you have $1000 from rolloevers – you dont need foodstamps.

        • PDE3056

          i personally know one `entitlement’ recipient up here who `sells’ a good portion of her $240 monthly FS handout for, get this: 2:1 cash. 20-FS for $10.00 cash!….etc.

    • Alan Joseph

      Good thing there aren’t thousands of veterans, Active duty military personnel, and people with jobs on food stamps. You, it’s not like adults who are able to work have to be working 20 hours a week or more to qualify for food stamps, even if they have children…oh, wait…yes it is.

      • matthew brandley

        this is about the low lifes who broke the law stupid! when you get snap you sign a agreement. they broke it . what part of it do you not understand? these are career snap recipients man! lifers! losers in life to lazy to work. ghetto trash

        • Alan Joseph

          This is your post “time for the ghetto trash to pay the piper for free loading of the tax payers. its high time these animals be held accountable for being irresponsable savages. time these clowns act like normal human beings instead of the gutter dwelling maggot infested gutter trash they are” Please explain to someone “stupid” like me where in here you point out that you are only talking about people who broke the law. Please explain how us stupid people (I’m assuming we’re the ones who can spell, but didn’t play football in high school, because that always makes a person stupid) who have never met you would know you are not ranting about every food stamp recipient from what you said there. Thank you in advance, oh smart and educated one, for deigning to teach stupid me about this.

          • matthew brandley

            I am talking about the woman who cant keep the legs shut , the dads who are irresponsable and never pay child support and abandon the babies and never EVER visit them. the ones that make a career out of living of the goverment you clown. the ones that are to lazy to get a job there entire life. that game the system and take it for every penny

          • Alan Joseph

            “Clown,” now, is it? Nevertheless, you still didn’t make that lear in your original post. And, before you go calling me something else, let’s get some facts straight: I stood my watch in uniform. After getting honorably discharged, I worked first as a medic, then as a nurse…and I’ve saved the lives of more people than you have as friends. I now own two publishing companies and I am published by three companies that I do not own. What have you done with your life?

          • matthew brandley

            thats easy. did a sting in the corp in 82. worked in nursing homes and hospitols as a cna up until 95 which almost nobody on here would have the balls to do . I use to sign in bodies in a morgue in a hospitol when I did pt transport at a unamed hospitol . esp when these bodies where struck by trains on amtraks nec . I have seen stuff you probably have seen as a medic or have not seen . have seen bones left over from a body falling into a steel furnace while there also from a old now defunct steel plant . gunshot vivtims. 95 to 08 worked and vol as a emy . work wise was for a transport co no longer in operation in phila. dude I have had guns pulled on me and have been in every part of phila people would not have the balls to walk into. I have transported people who game the system . so dont even tell me i have no idea what I am talking about

          • Alan Joseph

            As a former Navy Corpsman, I’ll take the time as a Marine as worthwhile. CNA in a bad neighborhood? Worthy of some respect. Guns pulled on you? Yeah, me too. However, as a Marine, you should still have enough self-respect to write a clear post that states your intent, and not expect strangers to read your mind.

          • Don Foss

            You two should just exchange resumés, kiss, and make up. Not that this isn’t entertaining.

          • Don Foss

            By the way. I’d probably hire both of you.

          • matthew brandley

            they have so many free programs that are offered to get off the system yet are to dang lazy to take advatage of it. the ones who get steak and lobster , drive expensive cars , go hunting and get food stamps. those are the ones I am talking about . got it? the csammers , the ghetto trash , white black, doesnt matter

          • Kevin Watson

            That would be the “free loading” part.

          • Alan Joseph

            You are removing all doubt.

    • Chad Jergins

      Are you speaking about congress because its fits.

    • dogface

      I hate to be politicly incorrect but I don’t really give a rats azz.. How many of them do you figure where niqqers??

    • Dom Price

      Define “Ghetto Trash”

      • matthew brandley

        wow. you just dont get it. its easy. the welfare career lazy scum that are the woman who cant keep there legs shut. the fathers of the kids who never stay around to pay support and pay attention to the kids and be a dad. they lifers who game the system for the enitre time they are alive and NEVER try to get off the system. to lazy to even try to better them selves by going to scool to get a better education with all the free training the goverment offers. the ones who ignored walmarts signs and announcmets that the snap system was down and walked out with all the food and violated the snap agreement . thats ghetto trash! the ones who turn to drugs, crime ect.

      • matthew brandley

        all are given a equal chance in life. why should the tax payers keep paying for stupid peoples mistakes and laziness ? to help in need is one thing . when you make it a career? no way!

        • Bob Compton

          I have to disagree here. We are not all given an equal chance in life; we are all equal under the law- big difference. I know where you are coming from, though. We all know that there are 2 types of welfare and/or food stamp recipients- those down on their luck, and those that abuse the system. Since The Perfect One became the white house resident, 30 million more people have gotten on the food stamp rolls. However, the percentage of working age people who have jobs is the lowest it has been in a very long time, and the true unemployment rate is in the high teens. The unemployment rate for black males under 30 is around 50%! That has to cause them a lot of frustration and anger. Just think what just 10% of the $1.9 billion we spend a year on the obamas could do to ease the plight of the middle and lower class! We should not be getting angry at each other in these columns; we should use that anger against those criminals we sent to Washington and who are now betraying us.

          • Don Foss

            Agreed…somewhat. You hit the one bullet in the Russian Ruellet(sp) game of life when you’re born to a “Baby Mamma” hood rat little ho impregnated by a thug ni66er who´ll never give her a dime and will spend most of his life in prison, and Baby Mama will start her career as a professional parasitic leach at 16 and think all she has to do do be a good mama is buy her “Little Man” some tiny Timberland booties and a Reebok sweatsuit while she juices him up with Tylenol PM cough syrup to force him into a sleep so she can “get somma dat,” and when she gets pregnant and doesn’t know if Baby Daddy is RayRay, JaSheen, Keshawn, or whatever Homey “be all up in dat,” it don’t matter; Sugar Daddy taxpayer be takin´care of dat sh$t. So the farm system for prison begins in this sub-culture of garbage where the stench becomes un-noticable and perfectly normal…for generations. Poor kids. They´ll never know anything else. This is life for them. Bad luck of the draw.

          • Bob Compton

            You’re exactly right for that portion of the people who use the system as their personal teat instead of working for their own income and their own betterment. I like your phraseology- you really nailed it! What I was saying, however, is that we mustn’t group all food stamp and welfare users into that group you described so well. I worked my whole life (from 8 years old to age 66), with 20+ years in the military, and am a disabled veteran on social security. My daughter and her daughter live with me. What was a comfortable life pre-obama is now a scraping-by existence with food stamps a necessity. 3 years of job searches in our high unemployment area has yet to produce a job for her. Being a stripper is not open for debate. There are many in our situation. That is one of Obama’s goals- to reduce us to 3rd world status, and to destroy our dignity. The people you describe are helping him make that goal a reality by continuing to support him.

          • Don Foss

            Agreed. And good luck to you and your family. Hang in there.

          • Strong Black Woman

            Okay Mr. Don if i wasn’t sure you were a racist I’m pretty sure now. Be careful not to fall pray to the programming that’s fed you. Now brace yourself because i’m going to really blow your mind. Those people that you speak of are a cursed people. That’s why to you they are a byword and an astonishment. They were cursed and you can read all about it in the bible. Deut 28, lev 26. And i know this gone rock an old lench man like you to your socks, but wait, i have a question. You say the African American People don’t deserve respiration for the hundreds of years they were slaves for this country. The hundreds of years of being raped murdered beaten watch as the children and parents husband and wives were sold away. Don’t the attitudes of Ray-Ray and Jasheen and Keshawn look familiar, with just a little research on your behave you can see the slave mentality in today’s african american. In slavery they made Bucks out of the young men, their jobs were to go around and get the women pregnant so that master could make more revenue. Surly a smart man like your self can do a little research into the matter. Bigots like you don’t help the problem, you just feed into the problem. And for the record your view on my people is wrong. I don’t know what disgust me more the fact that you feed into these negative stereo types or the fact that you won’t take just a little time and research what is truly happening to these people you so despise. If i fed into negative stereo types and believed the hype than i would believe that white people are all animals who don’t wash them selves but twice a year, who go around sacrificing little babies and drinking their blood. The men are all closet homosexuals and oh yea the big one, the all have SMALL PENISES.

          • Don Foss

            I have only one word to describe you, Ma’am: NUTTER!

          • Kevin Watson

            Ironically, those slaves were captured and sold by their own countrymen, and had been doing so for centuries before europeans ever showed up. Read about it.

    • Mathematical certainty

      Now matthew, tell me how you really feel?

    • tb

      Ha do any of you people actually know the racial make up of LA? People who identify as Caucasian outnumber people who identify as African-American by 2 times! So most of these people who are “ghetto trash” are more than likely white families who live below the poverty line. The average welfare check in Louisiana is $360 a month, I don’t know what kind of lives y’all are leading but $360 a month does not a rich person, make. Furthermore, if the companies and government didn’t know the system was down you think that some how these families purposefully bought more then they needed? And you people feel sorry for a company like Wal Mart that makes $378,799,000,000 a year?! Lunatics.

      • matthew brandley

        o k low info voter. heres what you need to do. go back and read the very last paragraph of the article. then get back to me. where I live it mixed. the supermarket I go to they made announcements every 5 minutes and they had a woman at the door telling everyone the snap machine was down and they had no idea when it would be back up . there was over a dozen of over flowing carts of food the stckers where trying to put back on the shevles. they couldnt keep up with it. and this was done by? you guessed it! blacks! so you tell me if I am being racists or not? nah , just brutaly honest

    • Strong Black Woman

      The Bad part about it, as I a Black Women was walking into to Wal-Mart with my Platinum Card, a white man and women came to me just assuming i received food stamps and told me that food stamps had unlimited founds and proudly showed me, their new Flat Screen Television. What’s even worst is oatmeal brains like Matthew complain about Ghetto Trash but also complains about me, the highest paid woman white or black at my firm. I heard someone like him shack his head and say they give the nigga’s all the jobs. Make up your mind what intimidates you more weak seed? An Achieving African American or ghetto trash. Imagine weak white man what would happen if all those black men, with their strong black seed, and their strong black minds actually applied themselves. They would by past you, they would take your jobs, and sorry to say but probably your women too.

      • matthew brandley

        my black friends work. again what part of white trash black trash did you not get? where I live its mixed. again your judging me and I do not apreciate that. you have not had the guts to work as a emt and walk the streets in all the bad “hoods” of phila as I did and not blink a eye . I saw the abuse of the medicaid system and Lord knows veything else. my black frind, my best frined is a minister and he is sick and tired of people gaming ythe system. all y black friends who where at my wifes wedding ? they work!. welfare is not a career. get it? thats my dang point! these people did wrong .time to pay the piper. I have seen more in my life than you ever will so dont you ever dare jujudge me. I gave more back to my community than you or anyone else ever will and never asked for a dime

        • Strong Black Woman

          I agree that those who stole should pay, but before you go calling someone a maggot non human, you should check yourself.I’m sure your in no position to cast stones. I’m sure there are times that you have not used the best judgement. Tell me did you feel you deserved to be called the things that you called these people. We all sin, we all do wrong sometime. I’m sure the MessiYah don’t think your sin is any prettier than theirs. You had some pretty strong opinions about people you don’t know.. I was brought up on the west side of Chicago, in the ghetto. My mother who is know dead worked with the board of education for over twenty years. We run a community center now in the ghetto. I find it real strange that soldiers can go to war for 6months and come back with ptss an everyone understand. Yet know body can understand what kind of stress can happen to a race of people that was slaves in America longer than they where free. And I know your rolling your eyes, saying oh-here-we-go, their bringing up the slavery thing. Easy for you that did not go threw it to say. My grandmother picked cotton in Georgia, her mother was a slave. She raised my grandmother to think like a slave, my grandmother raised my mother to think like a slave, my mother raised me to think like a slave, it’s a viscous cycle and it takes care and a lot of prayer to break it. But of course you wouldn’t understand this, because you can’t stand the people long enough to try and get to the root of the problem. Some blacks had it harder than others, i challenge you and any other GOOD CHRISTIAN FOLK to step out of your comfort zone and put yourselves in those black shoes. Peace

          • Sidney Snipes

            how long were blacks slaves so im jewish does that mean I was raised with the att. of a slave get real

          • Strong Black Woman

            No you get real, don’t even go there trying to compare the Holocaust to Over THREE HUNDRED YEARS of the Holocaust that everybody would like to pretend never happened. You see when the Jewish Holocaust is spoken on everybody take off their hates and give a moment of silence to show respect. Do anybody find it odd that when American Slavery is spoken of, nobody what’s to here it. All of a sudden where told to stop whining about the past leave it in the past. I have never heard that said to a Jewish. And in this day and time who would say such a thing and make light of such a painful event. These trees still ring from the thousands of black bodies that swung from them. My grandfather still fear looking a white man in the eyes. Because when he was a boy you hung for such an offense. Imagine being a boy watching your father with his genitals cut off hanging from a tree, burning. While a group of white people dressed in their Sunday best watched and cheered chanting for the dog to burn. Imagine that mother who know has to raise the kids on her own in a world were in minute the wrong look, the wrong breath could be your last. So I Repeat YOU GET REAL, REAL IS SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T EVEN BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND. You and your people got respiration money to open up banks and diamond stores so that you can afford to send your children to collage. Me and my people got more years of heavy oppression and discrimination, oh yea! and Food stamps. So no you get Real, ask me which Holocaust I would have rather gone through. The one that left a people
            broken with lost identity HATING THEMSELVES and a bowed head, or the one that left a people with a stronger sense of self and not to mention a little dough to give there kids a jump start in this thing called the dream.

          • Kevin Watson

            Did you even GO to school?

          • matthew brandley

            I am far from perfect. your one of the few thats doing good but heres the problem. young girls who cant keep there dang legs shut and shooting out kids at 15 years old. gang bangers. dads not paying child support. everyone is given the same chance in life. these kids decide to drop out of school join gangs , kill, sell drugs, whatever, to destroy lives and the area around them and the tax payers have to suffr? is that fair? families destoyed is that fair? its there choice and the goverment created this mess instead of making them get a job and being dependant on welfare or what ever else they have to create this sub standard of living. its the democratic party thats the problem and they are to stupid to realise it

          • Strong Black Woman

            Is everyone given the same chance Matthew, can you without a reason of doubt state that as a fact. My husband is a chief he has cooked for the mayor of Chicago and the governor of Illinois, not to mention the president of the united states. We did a social experiment where we sent my husband who is black man to apply for a job along with a meth addict who is know in recovery who is white. My husband was qualified for the position. But they took one look at him and hired the white man who was not at all qualified for the position. When we later interviewed the GM and questioned him about his decision. He explained that the restaurant had a certain image they would like to uphold and refused to say anymore. You see Matthew the proven fact is, all though the number of food stamp recipients are rising, so are the number of collage grades. And Matthew if you would care just a little to look into the situation you would see that these African American Collage grads are not getting the same opportunities as White grads, this is a proven fact. Because whether you want to face it or not, they don’t fit in the image. The lack of african american faces in the cooperate world is not from lack of trying, trust me i know this, my firm works hand in hand with these sometime over qualified people. We receive death threats because we are trying to get stricter discrimination laws passed. Racism is real, and it is a strong factor in the percentage of African American Grads that qualify for the positions they apply for and the percentage of African Americans that actually get hired for said positions. I see it everyday. I had the CEO at a very, reputable oil company tell me, when my firm question them about his lack of African American workers, that if he didn’t want to hire blacks was his business and he had that right. And so far I guess he’s right, he does have that right and so does the hundreds of CEO’s that think just like him. So Matthew again I ask you, can you honestly say that everybody is given the same chances.

            Oh and P.S. during the Bush presidency hundreds of companies laid of millions of there workers, don’t you remember? i have seen people who where proud once now have to stand in that line to get food stamps, I have read a lot of comments on this topic, and most people respond the same way, if you don’t work you don’t eat.I warn you all to be careful of what you say, because you never know when the roles will be reversed and you just may find yourself standing in that same line. Just pray that no body stones you while you there.

          • matthew brandley

            typical of you low info voters to blame bush . facts. under obama the labor participation rate is now at a 35 year low. in the past 7 months over 5 million people have been dropped off the unemployment rools and are no longer counted as uemloyed so he can fudge the numberes. over 5 million jobs have been perm lost in the past 16 months because of this s o b. 932,000 dropped out of the job market last month. of the 240,000 jobs created last month half where low pay p t retail hotel . temp jobs are at a all time high . oh btw the p t jobs are all under 30 hours due to you chosen ones aca. which millions of people are losing the insurance coverage!. and the libtard media refused to report that 623,000 people that where full time lost there jobs. so stop blaming bush you loser! 5 years ago! talking now and no race card

          • Strong Black Woman

            Lol! The first problem is, you are under the misconception that I voted for Obama, You are WRONG!!!!!! So don’t tell me not to play the race card when everything that comes out of your mouth is races.I am well aware of what is going own in the job market. You just did your own math and proved my point. So again i say before you call the people that know depend own food stamps maggots and OH YES my favorite GHETTO TRASH , you need to read your last post. MY JOB HERE IS DONE.

            PEACE

          • matthew brandley

            typical low info voter . you have no idea whats about to happen in the market do you? your about to lose everything . your just stupid know it all obama voter and dont you dare call me stupi. I know way more about things going on than most people onhere. again anyone who voted for obama is a commy and your one of them . a commy pig. all of you are

          • Don Foss

            I believe about 5% of your story. I must be a racist.

          • Kevin Watson

            Oh – you’re hooked up with the Chacago Machine. Got it.

          • Kevin Watson

            If you’re the highest paid non-speller in your company, I can believe that. Fishing boat? Laundrymat? Obviously not a place that depends much on correspondence….

      • Kevin Watson

        And you shop at Walmart??? Really?

    • Sam Vats

      Well Matthew why don’t you start a business and hire some of these free loading ghetto trash and teach them a usable skill so they can stop being maggot infested gutter trash . If you don’t have a solution to the problem then sit down and shut up .

      • Don Foss

        I would gladly hire qualified African-Americans. Blacks. But only a complete idiot intent on destroying his business would hire ni66ers.

    • Wendy Wilkins Valdez

      See my post above your name. I don’t appreciate being included in your little tirade.

    • milo rosenblum

      you’re retarded…and most likely a power bottom for jesus…does jesus know about your puppy cum fetish?

    • Naia McCoy

      ghetto trash? gutter dwellers? Wow, do I feel some racial tensions?

  • commonsense_is_dead

    Outstanding!!!!!

  • Jeanne Christianson-McKillop

    GOOD!

  • Steve Di Sano

    justice

    • Rhonda Clark

      THEY LOOTED 80 Million in 1 day and these liberal knew they was robbing the American people every race MOST BLACKS TELL THE TRUTH Link it! ( Computer Link Clitch at walmart..

  • Dixie L Williams

    good for you bobbie Jindal , they don’t appreciate the free stuff they get always want more.

  • dixie1983

    It’s about time someone took the reins on this and hold those offenders responsible for their thievery! Wal Mart knew there is protocol for such emergencies, and ignored it. They should suffer the losses!!!

  • Sharon B

    This is the best news I have heard all week!!!

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    Score one for The Jindal !!!

  • lauraburnbowyer

    I so agree with this! Those that abuse the system should lose the privilege it is to be on that system. Many of us work hard and do without so the government can take from us and give to you. Be grateful and show some respect.

    • BARBARA BALDWIN

      You can bet the libtard Dems are going to be up in arms about this one! Hahahaha

  • Andy McWilliams

    Good work Governor. Run for President!