People in 17 states nationwide were unable to use their food stamp/EBT debit card yesterday (Saturday) after the system went down for approximately 15 hours due to a computer glitch after Xerox Corp. ran a routine test of the backup systems that resulted in a nation-wide system failure. The failure began at 9 a.m. (promptly). [my emphasis]
Adding insult to injury which is by no means a coincidence, the federal EBT website was unavailable due to the government shutdown.
Alabama, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia are the states affected as reported by the mainstream media.
The system is allegedly back up in running but those states affected are probably as of Saturday afternoon still experiencing technical difficulties which are allegedly being addressed.
See the article over at CBS Boston for further information.
Is it likely that Barack Terrorista Hussein Obama was wearing his rag yesterday and decided to inflict pain on those who suffer most under his policies?
What to do? What to do? As I have often said before, Obama giveth and Obama taketh away.
As Obama has often said, “everyone has to have skin in the game.” Besides, sending the message that he is in charge and can pull back anytime he damn well pleases, the despot is rescinding the perks and so-called freebies bestowed upon those who voted for him because well, “Obama’s gonna pay my mortgage.”
For those who would beg to differ, who cares? Think about it and think about the timing. What if all of this is really about sending a message to Americans, i.e., a subtle warning as to what to expect thrown out there to warn folks about Obamacare?
A bridge too far? Maybe, maybe not. Stranger things have happened since January 20, 2009 and worst things have happened under Communism. Consider all of the above food for thought, no pun intended.
Lastly, I bet Obama’s Aunt Zeituni got her food stamps.
H/t MFS – The Other News.