An unidentified woman recently trashed a convenience store, purportedly because her Electronic Benefits Transfer card -- for food stamps -- was refused. A video (below) of the incident was posted on LiveLeak on May 29 and went viral.
The woman repeatedly says, "Call the police" and "Do your job" as she pulls merchandise off the shelves and onto the floor, reports The Daily Caller.
Eventually, she is pushed out of the store by some workers.
According to DownDetector.com, a site that measures problems with websites, there has been a dramatic increase in complaints about the SNAP EBT system; 91 percent of the complaints have been about payments, while 8 percent were over the website.
Several conservative websites -- Infowars.com, TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com, ZeroHedge.com, Shtfplan.com -- have mocked the woman, slammed poor people for not working and using SNAP benefits, and predicted some type of future doom that mirrors the current crisis in Venezuela.
A study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015 found that many people receiving government assistance do have jobs that simply do not pay enough to survive.
The study stated: "In all, more than half -- 56 percent -- of combined state and federal spending on public assistance goes to working families."
The study also noted occupations where workers often rely on public assistance:
"Reliance on public assistance can be found among workers in a diverse range of occupations. Three of the occupations with particularly high levels of public assistance program utilization that have been recently analyzed are front-line fast food workers, child care providers, and home care workers.
"Each of these have at or near 50 percent of their workforce in families with at least one family member relying on a public assistance program.
"However, high reliance on public assistance programs among workers isn’t found only in service occupations. Fully one-quarter of part-time college faculty and their families are enrolled in at least one of the public assistance programs."