Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misleads Followers About Trump’s New Food Stamp Rules


New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lied about President Trump’s new food stamp rules in a Tweet on Thursday.

The freshman New York congresswoman essentially lied to her followers about the plan saying that under Trump’s rules, her own family “might” have “starved” when her father died in 2008.

The Department of Agriculture — the agency responsible for the food stamps, or SNAP, program — put out its most recent rules change that stiffens work requirements for the program. Critics say the new rules would throw too many recipients out of the food stamps program.

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Ocasio-Cortez, one of those critics, jumped to Twitter on Thursday to attack the rules.

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“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,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “It’s shameful how the GOP works overtime to create freebies for the rich while dissolving lifelines of those who need it most.”

But the conservative Heritage Foundation slammed Ocasio-Cortez for her inability to grasp the scope of the changes.

“The rule applies to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have dependents,” the organization tweeted back to the congresswoman. “The rule wouldn’t apply to parents with minor children, the elderly, or disabled people.”

Ocasio-Cortez was 19 and in college when her father died of lung cancer, Fox News reported.

Heritage was not the only Twitter user to slam Ocasio-Cortez for spreading her lies and fake news.

Fox added: The USDA estimates the change would save roughly $5.5 billion over five years and cut benefits for roughly 688,000 SNAP recipients. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the rule will help move people “from welfare to work.”

“We’re taking action to reform our SNAP program in order to restore the dignity of work to a sizable segment of our population and be respectful of the taxpayers who fund the program,” AG Secretary Perdue said Wednesday. “Americans are generous people who believe it is their responsibility to help their fellow citizens when they encounter a difficult stretch. That’s the commitment behind SNAP, but, like other welfare programs, it was never intended to be a way of life.”

These are good and logical changes. In this economy, few should be excused for not finding a job. The Trump administration should be commended for the new rules.

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