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Schiff, AOC Lambasted for Misrepresenting Trump Admin’s New Food Stamp Rules

Schiff, AOC Lambasted for Misrepresenting Trump Admin’s New Food Stamp Rules

Scoring political points with deliberate lies appears to be the go-to strategy of Democrats

https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1177211952344510465

Under Obama, being on food stamps was portrayed as “cool” and even something to aspire to.  After all, one could get lobster and a host of other luxury food items via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  The Obama administration urged everyone who could remotely qualify to enroll. In fact, Obama vastly expanded food stamps eligibility and the number of food stamp recipients.

What American taxpayer living on a budget wasn’t thrilled to subsidize the indulgent appetites of the nation’s pajama boys and government-dependent Julias?  A vast number, as it turned out, including Trump voters.

President Trump campaigned, in large part, on reining in the economy-crushing policies of his predecessor, and he won, again in large part, on that platform.  Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced new rules that would begin to undo the damage Obama did to SNAP, and, of course, the left lost their minds.

USA Today reports:

In a move that will knock hundreds of thousands of people off the federal food stamp rolls, the Trump administration on Wednesday formally tightened work requirements for the program that helps feed more than 36 million Americans.

Eligibility for food stamps, known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is based on a formula that takes into consideration family size, citizenship status, household income and certain expenses. It can apply to individuals as well as families.

The new rule, which was finalized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, restricts states from exempting certain “work-eligible adults” without dependents from the steady employment requirement in order to receive SNAP benefits.

The change, which takes effect on April 1, 2020, does not apply to children and their parents, those over 50  (including the elderly), those with a disability or pregnant women.

When the rule change was first proposed in February, the USDA estimated that as many as 750,000 people  would be dropped from the program. It revised that figure on Wednesday to 688,000.

This figure is a small fraction of the number Obama added to taxpayer-subsidized food stamps program, but it’s a great start.

Note that the new rules do not apply to children, to families with children, to those over 49, or to the disabled or to pregnant women.  You can read the text of the rule here.

The actual facts, however, don’t matter to people like Democrat impeachment circus ringleader Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) or to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).  Both of whom completely misrepresent the new rules.

Scoring political points with deliberate lies appears to be the go-to strategy of Democrats.  Happily, there are many people willing to point out their partisan hackery.

Schiff first because his tweet is truly bizarre.  The NY Times story he is responding to and that appears in his tweet says that “nearly 700,000” would lose access, yet Schiff simultaneously states that “millions of families and children” would do so.  You can’t make this stuff up.

Needless to say, people have thoughts.

https://twitter.com/CandyRobinson18/status/1202756412549545985

Next up, AOC’s bizarre tweet claiming that her family would have been impacted  . .  . even though the rule specifically excludes families with children.

https://twitter.com/Ifitsthisname/status/1202738259547148288

https://twitter.com/TKeeferAuthor/status/1202751978469769216

https://twitter.com/TheRightMelissa/status/1202828365998235648

Meanwhile, the left’s base won’t bother to read the actual rule or any accurate reporting on it and will be outraged by the willful misrepresentations of bad actors like Schiff and AOC.

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What lying swines.

But them, fascists have to lie to gain power: no one in their right mind – or uncorrupted – would ever let themselves in for the truth of what these lying swines have in mind for us.

Only one twitterer called AOC out on the correct fraud. Most of the ones quoted call her a liar because the new changes exclude children, and families with children. But as only “I Yam” pointed out, she was not a child. Thus, unless she had younger siblings, this change would probably have affected her mother and her. If both were able-bodied adults with no dependents, they would indeed both have been expected to get jobs. And as “I Yam” says, why the **** not?

    AOC was probably still claimed by her mother as a dependent (hey, the Dems wrote the new rules on what constitutes a “child” for those purposes), and she did have a younger brother. So the rules would likely not have affected her mother.

    (But, yes, loads of folks leap without looking – on both sides.)

    DanJ1 in reply to Milhouse. | December 8, 2019 at 8:18 am

    I have very wealthy Liberal friends whose children collected food stamps while at their elite universities and didn’t think anything of it. My children worked in the college cafeterias 15-20 hours a week in order to EARN food and a few dollars at the same time. I’m sure my buddy’s wife’s CNN addled brain will be apoplectic at Trump’s move.

Think about the character of the voters who send AOC and Schiff to DC to represent them.

This EXACT rule has been in place in ultra-liberal Vermont for years. It just isn’t that onerous. If you an adult under 50 with no dependents and no disabilities then you need to either work or go to school or engage in a training program or volunteer for 20 hours per week in order to receive food stamps for longer than a 3-month period. That really isn’t much to ask. And it doesn’t apply to anyone with a dependent child, a disability or the elderly.

    One other element: this is NOT a new rule. What the Trump admin did was restrict states from exempting these folks. I think it was an 0bama change to give states easy exemptions from the Clinton-era work mandates. Trump is simply stopping that.

    The leftist-ratchet-effect, again. Always moving the Overton window to the left.

The commiecrats would not be able to SAY ANYTHING
if they couldn’t LIE !!!

You have no argument if you have to lie…

Scoring political points with deliberate lies appears to be the go-to strategy of Democrats
How long you been around this game? That’s been the rule since at least 1968.

The Sunday morning AJC had a cartoon by Mike Luckovich, the America hating cartoonist, that showed Santa on the roof of a house and a family down below with a mom and dad and TWO children by their Christmas tree. Trump is seen on a ladder telling Santa to “Take their food stamps away while he is in there”. Luckovich is a weasel and liar and this is his mode of operation. He is just like the msm and leaves out the context of the thing he is ridiculing. The fact that the family had two kids means that they would not be affected by the new ruling. He is either a liar or ignorant.

“Scoring political points with deliberate lies appears to be the go-to strategy of Democrats”

When a party has neither truth or fact to represent,they are left with only lies and deceit.

    Walker Evans in reply to jmccandles. | December 9, 2019 at 10:45 am

    When the facts support your position, pound on the facts. When the Law supports your position, pound on the Law. When neither the Law nor the facts support your position, pound on the table!
    Old Political Adage

I>n the case of. AOC, starvation would have been a public good.

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