Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being criticized over yet another of her truth-challenged tweets, this time over the Trump administration’s revision of rules for food stamp recipients.
The socialist sensation added to her long list of falsehoods with the bogus claim that the changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) program requiring that certain people meet work requirements are tantamount to the cruel starvation of children.The former bartender who was plucked from obscurity then promoted by the media to become one of the most influential members of Congress flat out lied that had the new rules been in place when her father died, that her family would have starved.
My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48.
I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve just starved.
Now, many people will.
It’s shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most. https://t.co/WOrYvhfPj4
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 5, 2019
According to AOC:
“My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48. I was a student. If this happened then, we might’ve just starved. Now, many people will”
“It’s shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most.”
However, just like her outlandish claims that border detention facilities are akin to concentration camps and that migrants are being forced to drink from toilets, this too is untrue.
The new requirements would not have affected AOC’s family one bit because they only apply to able-bodied workers between the ages of 18 and 49 with no children and who aren’t disabled.
Now she is being called out for dishonesty that went viral thanks to her huge social media following that never bothers to do their own research before retweeting the missives from the thin-skinned Twitter diva.
Another viral-but-misleading tweet from AOC. The work requirement rule doesn’t affect parents, which she would have known had she read the story: «The USDA rule change affects people between the ages of 18 and 49 who are childless and not disabled.» https://t.co/1Dewzi5cTT
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) December 6, 2019
Via Fox News:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., received pushback Thursday after claiming her family «might’ve just starved» had th Trump administration’s tightened requirements for food stamp recipients been in place when her father died in 2008.
Critics claimed the freshman congresswoman misrepresented the new rule, pointing out that it applies only to childless, able-bodied adults under 50.
The Agriculture Department (USDA) finalized the first of three proposed rules targeting the Supplemental Nutrition Program, known as SNAP. The plan announced Wednesday will limit states from exempting work-eligible adults from having to maintain steady employment in order to receive benefits.
The rule applies to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have dependents.
The rule wouldn’t apply to parents with minor children, the elderly, or disabled people.
— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) December 6, 2019
The Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank, challenged the “Squad” member’s claim, writing:
“The rule applies to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have dependents. The rule wouldn’t apply to parents with minor children, the elderly, or disabled people.”
Several Twitter users also slammed the New York Democrat for spreading “Fake News” online by implying the new rule prevents children from receiving benefits. Some users also pointed out that able-bodied adults between ages 18 and 49 without dependents can still qualify for food stamps if they train or work a minimum of 20 hours a week.
It’s just more of the same from AOC who like her fellow Squad members and a media that would still hate Trump if he cured cancer can always be counted on to appeal to the lowest common denominator of emotions over facts.
The tightening of the rules will only affect about 700,000 of the 36 million people who receive SNAP benefits but Ocasio-Cortez is spinning it as though President Trump is the Grinch who stole Christmas.
AOC continues to crank out more whoppers than Burger King — make this one a double.