Biden: Most Democrats Haven’t Moved as Far Left as AOC

Joanna Estrada
December 8, 2019

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY slammed the Trump administration on Thursday over new changes to the food stamps program that will cause almost 700,000 people to lose access to the program.

The congresswoman tweeted on Thursday: "My family relied on food stamps (EBT) when my dad died at 48". Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Biden said "The party's not there. the party's not there at all". If this occurred then, we'd've simply starved. "Now, many individuals will", Ocasio-Cortez mentioned.

"The rule applies to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have dependents", The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank replied to her Twitter post. "The rule wouldn't apply to folks with minor youngsters, the aged, or disabled folks". At the time of her father's untimely death, Ocasio-Cortez was a 19-year-old college sophomore, and she likely would have been claimed as a dependent by her mother.

Twitter users quickly rebuked Ocasio-Cortez's claim, pointing out that the new rule explicitly states that it does not apply to people with dependents. Some customers additionally identified that able-bodied adults between ages 18 and 49 with out dependents can nonetheless qualify for meals stamps in the event that they prepare or work a minimal of 20 hours every week. You and your radical, socialist crew consider the Forgotten women and men, day by day middle-class Individuals are the "wealthy".

As Fox News points out, the measure will come into effect in early April 2020 and sets stricter requirements for states, which can only issue exemptions if a city or county has an unemployment rate of 6 percent or more.

The USDA said that Americans redeemed about $61 billion in SNAP benefits past year, more than half of that total having been spent at larger retailers like Walmart and Target.

The USDA estimates that 688,000 will lose access to food stamps under the new rule, and it will save taxpayers $5.5 billion over the next five years. The waivers will be good for one year and will require the governor to support the request.

According to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the rule is expected to move people from welfare to work. "Americans are generous people who believe it is their responsibility to help their fellow citizens when they encounter a hard stretch. That's the commitment behind SNAP, but, like other welfare programs, it was never meant to be a way of life". She is the highest Democrat on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Vitamin, & Forestry.

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