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October 12, 2013

EBT cards failing all over the country

Purely coincidental I'm sure.

A possible glitch in a computer system upgrade was causing major problems nationwide with the Electronic Benefits Transfer System on Saturday, as a countless number of shoppers found themselves stranded at the register.

Reports from around the country began pouring in around 9 a.m. on Saturday that customers’ EBT cards were not working in stores.

The glitch, however, did not appear to be part of the government shutdown...

...People calling the customer service line were being told to call back later.

The federal EBT website was unavailable due to the government shutdown.

Administration officials assure us the timing of this "upgrade glitch" is purely coincidental and not politically motivated at all, and that anyone who even asks that question is racist.

[UPDATE] A state official in Mississippi blames it on a "power failure" at a Xerox facility.

Upgrade? Power failure? Something else? UFO's man UFO's.


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