Just as they should be. Down in the article you'll see that other stores in the area were refusing EBT cards until the limits were evident again. Perhaps Walmart should have taken the hint. Now they're stuck with a huge bill...poor babies.
Amazing how fast they can move when larceny is easy and work is not involved.
It's quick to blame the store for allowing it to happen. However, there is also an argument of them denying ebt users without giving it a chance to attempt a purchase. This could be seen as discrimination. Also, it sounds as if this part of the glitch was within the company or store itself, aside from the EBT problem many people were dealing with. So in that respect, Walmart may be losing money which may not be reimbursed from EBT to them. All that said, those who knew they didnt have the money and still went on a spending spree should be held accountable too by either being faced with fraud charges or having their benefits revoked or both. This is no different than knowing your bank account is empty and writing a ton of checks or a check for a high amount and using it to pay for things like groceries or what not (since a check often takes a couple days to clear). That is check fraud and more or less the exact same thing and should be handled in the same manner, if not a stiffer punishment. This is also taking away from those people who actually need the HELP.