Call it a preview of things to come when the system crashes for real.
Apparently in 17 states this past Saturday night, EBT cards--"Free money cards" issued to those who who choose welfare over a job--didn't. work for two hours due to a problem at the contractor company that administers the program.
Naturally the natives quickly got restless.
A couple of Wal-Mart stores in Louisiana took a calculated gamble and let the EBT card holders use their cards even though the system was down and the stores could not check their card balances. It was an act of kindness that the gimmedats quickly abused as the stores' shelves were quickly cleared of just about everything as goodie-laden hood rats ran for the checkouts with whatever they could stuff into their carts. According to one store manager, the store was "packed like Black Friday" as welfare recipients called each other (no doubt on their Obamaphones) to spread the word of the windfall opportunity. The chaos was such that police had to be called to restore order.
Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch
The frenzy lasted for two hours, at which point the EBT cards began to work again. And then the "shoppers" realized that they'd actually get charged for what they were buying and they abandoned their carts full of loot and left the store en masse.
One woman, caught at the check-out when the cards came back up, was trying to run $700.00 worth of groceries on a card that had a balance of forty-nine cents.
It was even worse in a Mississippi store. There, customers rioted and just stole the food.
All hail the coming Obamalution, folks. If they act like this when the cards go down for just two hours, imagine what's going to happen when the cards go down for good.
My advice: Stock up on ammo now, and keep quiet about your preparations and stockpiles when talking to folks that you don't know well, because when the stores are empty and the looter class still wants stuff, they'll be looking your way and mine.