Governor Bobby Jindal… we salute you.
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.
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.
These fiscal termites are lucky they aren’t ALL losing benefits permanently. The idea they thought they could stockpile and rip off goods because their EBT accounts were temporarily limitless shows they are openly willing to steal given the opportunity. Which makes them, by definition, thieves.