Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came out with rockets blasting at Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) Saturday after the right-wing lawmaker called for the end of government benefits at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
“We’re here to tell government: ‘We don’t want your benefits. We don’t want your welfare,’” Boebert shouted as she marched back and forth across the stage in Dallas. “Don’t come to us with your Fauci ouchie. Leave us the hell alone!”
Ocasio-Cortez fired back on Twitter:
“Tell ’em loud and proud girl! GOP will strip your unemployment protections and dismantle any semblance of a public safety net we have left! Then make working people pay way more for everything on low wages while Wall St gets a meal ticket!” AOC said, before sarcastically adding: “Good ol conservative values baby!”
Tell ‘em loud and proud girl! GOP will strip your unemployment protections and dismantle any semblance of a public safety net we have left! Then make working people pay way more for everything on low wages while Wall St gets a meal ticket!
Good ol conservative values baby! 🤑 https://t.co/inym5QkuBC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 11, 2021
Ironically, Boebert has talked about her own days on welfare, which eventually led her to “living the American dream.” Now she’s ready to turn off aid to others.
I’m living the American dream. I came up from welfare, standing in line waiting for government cheese, to now running for Congress.
Let’s keep radical socialists out of government so that people can be empowered to lift themselves out of poverty, rather than wait on government!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) September 16, 2020
Other Twitter users had a few choice responses to Boebert’s call.
Says the woman that # rode in a car driving to CPAP on public roadways, flew on a plane public air space, is employed by the PUBLIC and is enjoying healthcare paid for and is better than the tax payers even get.
— Office of Former President Cheetolini (@Pottsie5) July 11, 2021
So her constituents don't want social security, medicare, medicaid, ACA, food stamps, etc, etc, etc. She must represent a very rich area of Colorado – NOT
— Theresa M. Janson (@janson_theresa) July 11, 2021
She just told Republican voters who have worked all of their lives contributing to #Medicare and #SocialSecurity – both a federal guarantee – to NOT ACCEPT THE BENEFITS… and so like, when is #Boebert going to give up her BENEFITS as an elected official? #CPAC #MedicareForAll
— #BernieSanders #MedicareForAll #WearAMask (@LostDiva) July 11, 2021
Nice finger pointing.
How about addressing that it’s your party that is largely responsible for the policies that have grown wealth inequality, forced everyone to buy corporate health insurance and keeps us in forever wars.
We already know that Bieber’s sucks!
— ⚓️WebbNfloW🎹Strike&Protest🛠4 Global Justice🌎 (@WebbNFlow1) July 11, 2021
Funny Boebert says that while it’s the red states that receive the most from the Federal fund.
— KratosOfPortugal 🇵🇹🇪🇺🇺🇸 (@KratosPRT) July 11, 2021
Oh god yes – play this snippet on every TV in MO, KY, MS, AL and all the other states whose citizens get more from the government in welfare than they pay out. And make sure her face and name are stuck with it. "Keep your Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare!" – Lauren Boebert.
— Peter Nicoll (@PeterNicoll11) July 10, 2021
FACT: Red States do what federal benefits and the money comes from Blue States. pic.twitter.com/rC4rsc7NVN
— Mark James (@MarkJam92731126) July 10, 2021