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Sep 28 2012

Slave Revolt Quashed

A slave revolt nearly broke out at a grocery store in Georgia. Not to worry, Obama supporters; it was quickly put down:

Cindy Nerger, 28, who relies on food stamps to feed her family, said she was brought to tears after being embarrassed by a manager at a Kroger store in Warner Robbins, Ga.

“He said, ‘Excuse me for working for a living and not relying on food stamps like you,'” Nerger said the manager told her.

The man’s comment came after Nerger and two other store employees disagreed over whether her total purchase was eligible for food stamps — the employees had insisted that roughly $10 of her bill was not covered. She said the manager ultimately told the employees to “just give it to her.”

After Nerger then stressed that she had been right all along, the man made his “working for a living” remark, she said.

Kroger quickly fell to its knees to apologize for the rebellious manager, groveling in an official statement:

“We deeply regret our customer’s experience. The comments made were not reflective of our company’s policy. We value all of our customers. Please know that we have taken immediate steps to make sure something like this never happens again.”

The manager has been transferred. His future with Kroger does not look promising.

It would be surprising if Nerger isn’t searching for the greediest lawyer she can find. Being brought to tears should be worth at least six figures. She was offered a $15 gift card and turned it down.

On a tip from Wiggins.




57 Responses to “Slave Revolt Quashed”

  1. Carrstone says:

    She can use the free phone she got from Obama to call her lawyer – isn’t life great?!

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  3. StanInTexas says:

    I’m sure the manager of that store has seen the same thing most of us have: People in grocery stores with carts filled with junk food and expensive meats and alcohol using food stamps to pay for it all.

    The article goes to great lengths to portray this woman as a victim and elicit sympathy for her. What is left out of the article is… was she trying to buy food with food stamps that is not allowed? Kroger uses bar-code scans on ALL of it’s products, so it should have been very clear what was and was not allowed.

    What this sounds like is a person on food stamps thinking that the stamps are cash and that they can buy whatever they want; DEMANDING to have the rules not apply to her, and a store manager that has seen this type of GIMME-GIMME-GIMME attitude so often that he had enough of it.

  4. tommygun says:

    He had no love for that Nerger woman.

  5. Sam Adams says:

    American Thinker did a good job illustrating the problem with government dependency programs a few days ago.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/how_liberals_screw_the_47_percent.html

    “Earn $3,600 per year as head of a family of three, and your net earnings (after taxes and government benefits) will amount to $31,630. But if you earn $60,000 a year, your net earnings will be $34,366. In other words, if you work your tail off and increase your earnings by $56,400, you will be only $2,736 ahead in take-home pay. The reason is that your government benefits will be cranked down from $30,762 a year to zero, and your taxes (including child care) will crank up from $2,787 a year to $25,634. Talk about chump change.”

    Here’s a chart that illustrates the problem:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/assets/chantrill_emmerich.jpg

    The government does its best to keep people from getting ahead. They make it almost impossible to save up a chunk of money so that you can start your own small business.

  6. Dr. 9 says:

    Being “offended” has become the #2 cash producing industry in the ghetto, outdone only by drug dealing. And the best way to make sure it continues is to cave in to the intimidation. You can expect this to continue, in fact increase, depending on how weak, gullible, and stupid the voters are in Nov.

  7. Bo-Jangles says:

    It’s obviously time we returned to the tried and true ways of the old South.

    YOU DON’T WORK, YOU DON’T EAT!

    In fact, that policy was so effective it caused most of the South’s blacks to bus their way to the liberal north east where life would be easy. And free.

  8. CT says:

    I consider myself a Conservative and I’ll take Ms Cindy Nerger side in this personal attack. There is no case for the store manager’s cruel words. I can imagine how humiliating proffering food stamps at the checkout counter can be, but for the Grace of God go I.

  9. StanInTexas says:

    CT, before you get your righteous indignation up, we need to know if she was truly trying to buy food that was not eligible for food stamps. As I said in my post above, with every food item in Kroger bar-coded, it is the computer, not the person that makes that determination.

    If this woman had not tried to game the system, and then make a scene about it, it would never have happened. Perhaps the manager over-reacted, but so did Ms. Nerger.

  10. cowboy chris says:

    CT, did you read the story? There are, surprisingly, some things that food stamps don’t cover. Cigarettes, non-food items and such.
    $10 of Ms. Nerger’s items weren’t legally covered by food stamps, but since she threw a hissy fit, the idiot manager broke the law to shut her up.

  11. bob says:

    I know people who work for a living and also qualify for food stamps.

    One case I know of the husband has a factory job and the wife stays home with the 3 kids.

    Of course they qualify for public assistance, they qualify for govt provided insurance (existed long before obamacare…) and food stamps and who knows what else.

    It used to be that a man working an honest factory job would be able to provide well for his stay at home wife and 3 kids.

    What happened? When did this change?

    Is it taxes? Inflation? Wage stagnation? All the above?

    It just ain’t right.

  12. Mickey Shea says:

    Gibs me dat.

  13. Henry says:

    See, beggars CAN be choosers.

    “I can imagine how humiliating proffering food stamps at the checkout counter can be…”

    As it should be.

    And before you get into a snit, even with the Grace of God, I have gone. However, while eligible, I NEVER took food stamps. I worked, and when I wasn’t at my job, volunteered at the Food Bank in exchange for food, or went without.

    Moochers need to learn that they are NOT entitled to whatever they want (i.e. items that are ineligible for SNAP) and show some gratitude to the taxpayers who provide for them.

  14. fxdwg says:

    Food stamp purchases should be limited to Spam and 10 pound sacks of rice.

  15. StanInTexas says:

    Henry, also not included in CT’s post was the fact that most, if not all, state have now gone to debit cards for food stamps. No longer do you have a coupon book, but a stylish care that you swipe just like it was real money.

  16. wingmann says:

    Witnessed first hand:
    1) two ladies in front of me with four kids under 10yo had 4 carts over flowing of groceries..after nearly melting the scanner,their total was $598 and change…they both whipped out their lone star card and tag team swiped…grand total out of pocket…NADA!

    2) lady(used loosely)yakking on phone(probably free now that I think about it)while gal checks her out…one item is a fifty pound bag of dog food.Upon payment,while still yakking,the lady goes to pay with her lone star card and is told DOG FOOD AIN’T ON THE FREE SHIT LIST(my emphasis added)so she walks off while all her ****is still waiting to be paid for and comes back with a 10 pound rump roast….and with her entitlement attitude says”I guess my dog will just have to eat this then”….

    WE ARE IDIOTS TO LET THIS KEEP HAPPENING…PERIOD.

  17. M. Wilson says:

    What’s more important here is the perpetuation of the idea that it is just to materially punish an individual for “offending” someone.

    Believe it or not, the First Amendment covers the right to offend. The reason for this is obvious: offense is subjective. What offends some garners the support of others. If you strove to never offend anyone you would never be able to speak again, and someone would be offended by your silence.

    Being “offended” should never be sufficient grounds for any legal action. Period. Kroger, of course, is most likely only acting to cover its rear because they are afraid of being sued over this “offense” if they don’t take action. But in no just court would this be sufficient grounds to sue anyone, individual or corporate.

    After all, as a thought experiment pretend you made offensive speech a crime. How long would it be before you are arrested yourself? Here’s a hint: I find speech-suppressing laws offensive, so you’ve already broken it.

    Alright you say, so we can’t leave it open-ended. We just have to define certain things as “offensive”. Now the law is discriminatory, elevating some groups as above reproach for fear of “offending” them, while leaving others as “fair game” to be trampled on and belittled with no consequences, because any resistance by them (such as this manager) would be deemed “offensive” and punished. In doing so you create a division of second-class citizens whose ability to protect their interests is eroded away by the ever encroaching definition of “offensive”, and whose station is ever diminishing towards serfdom.

    Unfortunately, we are already far too close to the second scenario here.

  18. czuch says:

    HAHA wait till there is no mo free money. These entitlistards will be shrieking louder than ever.
    2012/2013,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  19. Joe says:

    Stan says: “but a stylish card that you swipe just like it was real money.”

    It is real money, Stan. Yours and mine.

  20. AC says:

    Romney was right. The entitled attitude of the stampers is sickening.

  21. StanInTexas says:

    Sorry Joe, you are right and I should have been more clear.

    “…but a stylish card that you swipe just like it was THEIR money.”

    Better?

  22. AC says:

    Henry, also not included in CT’s post was the fact that most, if not all, state have now gone to debit cards for food stamps. No longer do you have a coupon book, but a stylish care that you swipe just like it was real money.

    Not only have they transitioned to cards, but they have attempted to disguise the true purpose of the cards.

    They should make the cards extremely ugly, reading just “FOOD STAMPS” in big block letters on a white background.

    Food stamp use should be stigmatized. Instead, our rulers encourage it.

  23. Sinister66 says:

    CT says:

    Have to agree with you.

    More on this lady.

    “Nerger said the reason she and her family – she is married with a daughter – must rely on food stamps is because her husband’s carpentry business isn’t profitable enough to support the family.

    Meanwhile, Nerger must devote 12 hours every night to a dialysis treatment to combat her kidney disease, which she’s struggled with since the age of 11. She’s been on a kidney transplant list for five years and hopes that someday, after a successful transplant, she can become a working member of society.”

    http://gma.yahoo.com/slammed-using-food-stamps-ga-woman-seeks-apology-121005811–abc-news-savings-and-investment.html

  24. Cindy Nerger says:

    I do works hard! Does you all know hows hard it are to gets up off da couch, turns off da teevee, gets in da Cattle-ack and drives down to Kroger for a tweneefo pack u malt licker?

    Dayum! My ass is sore now!

  25. wingmann says:

    @CT
    I appreciate and respect your response but what I and many are tired of,are the 85% of people scamming the system that the chumps…er,I mean taxpayers have to carry.
    Yes there are many who need our help..and I gladly give it through donations(at my choosing)and volunteer my time…when I see a lady buy rump roast for her dog,then pile in her Escalade to cruise the town…THAT FRAUD PISSES ME OFF AND SHOULD BE STOPPED…that’s all we are saying.
    Was the manager cruel…no….Insensitive…maybe…Should the company be sued…HELL NO!
    If you want to know what it will look like when we cut back on these entitlement programs,look no further than Greece and Spain…the gravity of financial truth cannot be stopped and is coming here too.

  26. StanInTexas says:

    Sinister, none of that has anything to do with the fact that his woman tried to buy food items not allowed with food stamps, tried to make a huge deal out of it, and then got told off by the manager.

    I hope her kidney treatment works out and that she does get a job, but that does not excuse her behaviour for creating this entire incident to begin with.

  27. AC says:

    Food stamps are still the wrong answer. Hunger should be addressed through private food banks making affordable, nutritious unprepared staples available to those in need. Soda and frozen pizzas should not be purchased on the taxpayer’s dime.

  28. Vic Kelley says:

    I have retail experience. EBT cards can’t be used for everything. I don’t if it’s the State of Florida or the USDA that decides this or how they decide it, but some “groceries” just can’t be “paid” for with food stamps. Most people who have food stamps have had them for a long time and are aware of this.

    The article seems to say that the customer ended up being right. It’s confusing. Maybe she asked a cashier instead of letting a cashier ring up items and then try to process them. Oh well. The important thing is that a hypersensitive freeloader was offended.

  29. Jimbo says:

    Takers suck.

  30. Pointyhead says:

    OK, I live here in Warner Robins, or as we like to call it, Wartown. The straight scoop is that the person is a descent woman that had to quit work because of her failing kidneys and having to go on dialysis every day. The food in question was some deli meat, which is covered by the food stamp program. The manager was wrong in his harsh words to her. He apologized and the store initially offered the $15. Then upped it to $500. That being said, she should have accepted the apology, taken the money and shut up, but she’s been on TV every day since it happened with no likelihood of it ending soon.

  31. StanInTexas says:

    Pointyhead, please provide a link that can prove the Store was wrong on the items she tried to purchase.

  32. Spider says:

    Pointyhead, perhaps you can also tell us how many times a day that mgr. is faced with people trying to scam the system? 100? 200? 500? Besides, does he not have a right to his opinion?

    We all know about the abuses in govt. handout programs. We also know, or should know, that many of those programs have been designed to be abused. It’s just another method of “redistributing the wealth”.

  33. StanInTexas says:

    Thank you for the link, Pointyhead. Unfortunately, it causes more questions than it answers, as it directly contradicts the article at the beginning of this post.

    Curious how a story such as this changes over time.

  34. son of a preacher man says:

    I doubt Kroger was paying the manager to share his opinions.

  35. Sinister66 says:

    Cindy Nerger says:

    She’s white ya retard.

  36. Pointyhead says:

    I shop in that store all the time and I do see a lot of people using EBT cards. What burns me up are the ones with $$$$ worth of tattoos, piercings with jewelry everywhere,cigarettes in the pocket and carrying babies while doing so. And the name EBT ticks me off as well as it expresses what is happening. Benefits (that I EARNED) are tranferred (to those that didn’t). If you work and have to go on disability is one thing, never working or spending your money on useless garbage and reproducing while in that capacity is just wrong.

  37. StanInTexas says:

    Sinister, where in her post @9:31 did Cindy Nerger mention Race? If you saw black or white in her post, that is YOUR bigotry and no one else’s.

  38. Sinister66 says:

    StanInTexas says:

    The store already confirmed everything she bought was eligible.

  39. StanInTexas says:

    The article linked in the OP does not say that, Sinister. The one Pointyhead put up does. That is know as a conflict and I am trying to resolve it. If you have proof, I would appreciate it if you posted your link.

  40. Sinister66 says:

    StanInTexas says:

    Did you not read what was posted?
    Don’t tell me your that stupid as to think the post was to imitate a white girl.

  41. StanInTexas says:

    Sinister, I am from the rural South and I know plenty of white people that talk and act just like that. You immediately equated her post to a black person. That is pure prejudice and bigotry on you.

  42. Sinister66 says:

    StanInTexas says:

    “The article linked in the OP does not say that, Sinister. The one Pointyhead put up does. That is know as a conflict ”

    That is why you do your own research to get to the truth and not believe everything you read in a blog heading.

  43. StanInTexas says:

    Sinister, I just said I am doing that. Post your proof or STFU!

  44. Sinister66 says:

    StanInTexas says:

    “Sinister, I am from the rural South and I know plenty of white people that talk and act just like that. You immediately equated her post to a black person. That is pure prejudice and bigotry on you.”

    You know how it was meant to sound, Everyone knows how it was meant to sound. Your just playing the “pain in the ass” part you like to play.

  45. Sinister66 says:

    StanInTexas says:

    “Sinister, I just said I am doing that. Post your proof or STFU!”

    I found it. others have found it. quit playing helpless.

  46. StanInTexas says:

    Sinister, so along with your abject bigotry, you are a coward and liar as well.

    Imagine my surprise.

  47. StanInTexas says:

    So in a short search of articles from news sites and blogs, here is what I have found.

    About half of them say that the manager admitted that the items were allowed by food stamps, and the other half says the manager got frustrated with the entire episode and said “Just give it to her” as the Article in the original post says.

  48. StanInTexas says:

    Sinister, the post by Cindy Nerger @9;31 did not mention race at all. It was YOU and YOU ALONE that immediately equate the post with a black person.

    The sterotyping was done by you, so the bigotry is all yours.

  49. M. Wilson says:

    And so everyone focuses on whether the $10 was actually eligible or not, and not the ever encroaching tyranny of political correctness.

    Does it strike anyone here as wrong that you can hate “the 1%” all you want, demand their wealth be confiscated, vandalize their property, generally demonize and belittle them without retribution, and indeed, be hailed as moral and courageous for doing so? Even though this “1%” is everyone who works for a living, who pays taxes into this system only to see the money handed out to someone who didn’t earn it.

    Yet offend a welfare recipient and this happens. Where normal, responsible people would be able to shrug the manager’s comment off or keep the dispute between them, this has turned into a media circus that dragged the whole company into it. If she sues, by all rights she should be laughed out of court. If she wins, then we are further along the road to serfdom than I had imagined. The fact that Kroger has to try to pay her off to protect their bottom line is bad enough.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Never ceases to amaze the chronic narcissism of black people, who rival Jews for believing that the world revolves around them.

    If admiration for the old South offends blacks because slaves were held there, the very thought of Africa, where slaves were the currency, must repulse them.

  51. wingmann says:

    @MWLSON

    Shhh,you’ll wake the plebs.

  52. varkswife says:

    Kroger is UFCW. That union manager is safe.

  53. Vic Kelley says:

    @ Pointyhead:
    “What burns me up are the ones with $$$$ worth of tattoos, piercings with jewelry everywhere,cigarettes in the pocket and carrying babies while doing so…”

    Amen to that. I have the same feelings you do. It REALLY pisses me off to know young, able-bodied people are living more comfortably than I am because they’ve got food stamps they can spend on food whereas I don’t. I have to make actual choices and live by a budget.

    Of course that’s just my own stubbornness I’m and old fool who prefers to work at a job. I could just go with the program and gets my benefits. Yo. Word. KnowwhatI’msayin’?

  54. Sam Adams says:

    bob says:
    September 28, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I know people who work for a living and also qualify for food stamps.

    One case I know of the husband has a factory job and the wife stays home with the 3 kids.

    Of course they qualify for public assistance, they qualify for govt provided insurance (existed long before obamacare…) and food stamps and who knows what else.

    It used to be that a man working an honest factory job would be able to provide well for his stay at home wife and 3 kids.
    _____________

    It used to be that there were factories that made money selling 5 1/4 inch floppy disks. It used to be that there were factories that made money selling 3.5 inch floppy disks. It used to be that there were factories that made money selling disk drives. It used to be that there were factories that made money selling incandescent light bulbs. It used to be that factories made money selling yelow CRT displays.

    Times change. Technology changes. Markets change. Customers’ expectations change. People outside the US develop skills that once only we had.

    People can choose to change, improve, and adapt, or not. If they don’t, over time demand for their skills tends to shrink, therefore the amount that they are paid for a certain level of skill decreases over time.

    I don’t know about you, but I am on my fifth career. It is a far cry from what I studied in school.

  55. Wednesday says:

    I don’t care whether the items were on the free shit list or not. I don’t care if she has some kidney disease.

    She’s living off other peoples’ goodwill, and offers no good will toward others.

    The clerk and manager at Kroger’s work for a living, and she lives off their work, without the common decency to be humble about it.

    I hope her kidney disease is near-term fatal, so we’re not taxed anymore to keep this arrogant parasite alive.

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