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No comment needed; the story speaks volumns.

Mr. K

***seeing that the government will do a fine job of ruining the economy all by themselves - no bank runs from us crazed y2k hoarders needed***

-- Mr. Kennedy (, March 23, 1999


Why penalize the people on this?

Wonder if they will get a second allotment on April 1.

-- Linda A. (, March 23, 1999. least the people got food stamps. When TSHTF, and States aren't ready with their welfare checks, medicade, etc it will really be bad. I know a single mother on welfare and she has a really tough time and she is VERY conscience of where her money comes from. She doesn't buy bread, she buys flour and makes bread. It is astounding to me how much she has been able to prepare her and the kids for y2k even on welfare. But how many out there would bother to make bread? To buy a bag of beans rather than a can of soup? Its not y2k, its the people!!

-- Taz (, March 23, 1999.

It is rather odd that they would even consider penalizing the people. The sensible thing to do would to be compensate for the early release of money on the next monthly credit due.

It is true that it wasn't the peoples fault that the money was released early, however, they ought to know that the government isn't going to let them "just keep it". I'd venture to say that they'll dock the next allotment in full for the amount credited to accounts early, or spread the compensation recovery over a short period of months.

Mr. K
***knows the government always comes back for repayment of faulty payouts***

-- Mr. Kennedy (, March 23, 1999.

It will be interesting to see how the BLAME GAME unfolds as we experience more and more of these events. Taking responsibility is not an attribute of our leaders or their assignees.


-- Ray (, March 23, 1999.

"biggest visible occurrence of Y2K impact on the public.''

Did this actually make Fox TV news, or just their web site? <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 23, 1999.

'mornin' Sysman ;-)
I personally don't watch FOX news in our area (boring, trivial-acting news achor personalities), and it didn't appear on the ABC affiliate morning news stories this morning. I'll be checking ABC, NBC, and CBS later this morning for any take on the subject from their reporting angles, if any.

Mr. K
***provides for his own welfare***

-- Mr. Kennedy (, March 23, 1999.

It was just on CNN 10:40am. EST

-- SCOTTY (, March 23, 1999.

Of course the interesting part of this whole matter, is that it might(maybe) occur to some people, either the food stamp recipients or the officials at the Welfare Agency, that it could have gone the other way. Instead of more money available, it could have been april 1 and suprise!! no money in their accounts... wouldn't that make for a bunch of happy campers at the checkout lines in the food stores. so- it's a taste of what could be in store. Might open some peoples eyes....

It wouldn't take much imagination for the Welfare office types to realize the potential level of unrest if no money for food is available at the start of a new month......

-- anita (, March 23, 1999.

CNN article ...

Computer error makes April food stamps available early in New Jersey

March 21, 1999
Web posted at: 9:40 PM EST (0240 GMT)


-- Diane J. Squire (, March 23, 1999.

What's the penalty for a few days worth of free food? Several months worth of free food, lodging and utilities? That'll scare'em.

-- Puddintame (, March 23, 1999.

If I can't depend on having a job, why should someone on welfare depend on getting free money and food? There's going to be a lot of eye opening going on, and finger pointing, but that doesn't solve the problem nor does it put food in someone's belly. Y2K will take care of a multitude of social problems, people will have to learn to do for themselves instead of expecting the government to take care of them. The Cocoa Puff crowd will have a hard time eating beans and rice.

-- bardou (, March 23, 1999.

Puddintame and bardou,

Very interesting statements.... and it wouldn't be far from the truth to think that people who don't already attempt to take care of themselves now by working are even giving a thought to taking care of themselves after the rollover.

There are people who deserve help, such as physically and mentally challenged, and our elders. These are the people I truly worry about that need assistance and would be very seriously affected by loss of heat, food, health service, and clean water. They have a hard enough time already.

Mr. K
***praying for the invalid and elderly, as well as doing what we can now for area facilities in preparation***

-- Mr. Kennedy (, March 23, 1999.

Mr. Kennedy: I plan to take of the elderly, my mother, who is 75 years old and has been sick off and on the past few months. She is my responibility as should be everyone's else's responsibility to take care of their own. We are where we are at today because we allowed people to depend on the government, instead of taking responsibility for themselves. When I speak about people on welfare, I am talking about able bodied people who are capable of working but refuse to. I have no sympathy for laziness, and I don't feel obligated in anyway to provide for them nor help them. I know people who are working two jobs just to make ends meet, but at least they are working and taking care of business. The Cocoa Puff crowd will be pissed when they have to eat food that their taste buds never tasted before. As far as the mentally challenged and invalids go, it is their families responsibility to care and provide for them. Sometimes we have to do things that we don't like to do, but that's just the way it goes.

-- bardou (, March 23, 1999.

Nicely said bardou.

Where I was raised (N. GA Mountains) it was and still is the "norm" to take care of the elders in the home by family. Too many have taken to sticking "old gran" into the "home" and letting medicare/medicaid foot the responsibilities and bills (under horrific conditions in a lot of homes, I might add).

Government has been instrumental in breeding the segment of society that are "do nothings". You'd be sickened at the number of people who have much better cars than working people, with many luxuries we don't dare spend our hard earned money on. Since these sheeple are a product of government, they will listen to government. They will not prepare, and don't care to spend their hand-out money on practical things. They usually haven't before, why change now? I know, there are a few exceptions, but as a majority, free-loaders are free-loaders, and have no care or mind for practical activity.

Mr. K

-- Mr. Kennedy (elderly@risk.withoutMuchHelp), March 23, 1999.

Mr. Kennedy: Don't get me started because I can take up a lot of space here telling you true stories of the Cocoa Puff crowd, and my experiences with shelters during disaster relief. But, you posted a very good thread! Just one more thought, the Cocoa Puff crowd in this town have to go to the bank to get their food stamps and welfare checks. The DGIs no matter what their social status is, will be standing in line at the bank wanting something that the bank won't be able to give.

-- bardou (, March 23, 1999.

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