While at CPAC yesterday, Rep. Lauren Boebert threw out some red meat for the crowd, saying:
"We're here to tell government we don't want your benefits. We don't want your welfare. Don't come knocking on my door with your Fauci ouchie, You leave us the hell alone,"
Naturally, the irony of this caught people's attention, including a well-known Democratic congresswoman.
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
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
How in the world can this go over well in the red States? No unemployment, no Medicare, no social security, no disability, no food stamps, no welfare.
— Mary Quite Contrary (@ContraryMeri) July 10, 2021
Wait….didn’t @laurenboebert mom raise her on welfare?
— BeSeriousUSA 🏝🏄♀️ (@BeSeriousUSA) July 10, 2021
Apparently Boebert's restaurant did NOT receive PPP funds, as stated in a tweet we published in this post, but have now removed....misinformation corrected by Daniel Dale.
This viral claim, which has been repeated in other tweets, is false: Rep. Lauren Boebert’s restaurant did not take PPP money.
Boebert has a Colorado restaurant called Shooters Grill. This PPP money went to an unrelated Ohio restaurant company called Shooters Sports Grill. pic.twitter.com/LMmFUtXcXM
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 11, 2021
This in no way invalidates the rest of the accusations of rank hypocrisy Boebert exudes simply by accepting her federal salary.
Thank you for clearing this up. I tried to verify the claim yesterday and could not. Colorado even has a database.
This does not change the fact that Lauren "I Don't Want No Stinkin' Government Money" Boebert takes money from the government every single day in wages & benefits.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 11, 2021
Ok, cool. She “came up from welfare” because her mother needed the very government benefits she’s now bashing. The hypocrisy is alive and well. pic.twitter.com/LoXGFXfqO4
— JK Weston (@WestonJK) July 11, 2021