Food Stamp Outage Highlights Problems With Privatization of Public Services

http://truth-out.org/news/item/19481-food-stamp-outage-highlights-problems-with-privatization-of-public-services

Over the weekend, low-income shoppers in 17 states were unable to use their electronic food stamp debit cards. In this reporter’s neighborhood in downtown New Orleans Saturday evening, rumors swirled around grocery store cash registers and street corners. Was the government shutdown to blame? Did the deadlock in Washington mean nutritional assistance was gone for good?

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