Latest Fact-checks in Welfare John Nygren stated on January 22, 2020 in a news release: Says Gov. Tony Evers "proposed raising taxes on the agriculture industry to pay for expanded welfare programs." David DiPietro stated on October 30, 2019 in an interview: When it comes to how many of the 35 different federal welfare benefits each state can offer, "the average in the country is about 12 to 14. Why are we giving every one?" Donald Trump stated on November 4, 2019 in a campaign email to Vermont media: "President Trump has lifted the prospect of voters across Vermont, overseeing a 11,742 decline of Vermont residents on food stamps." Rob Schmitt stated on August 14, 2019 in a "Fox & Friends First" discussion: Says the Trump administration’s new policy for legal immigrants on welfare "has been around for a while. This is not a new thing that the president is trying to implement here, that the United States has been this way." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated on June 17, 2019 in a tweet: Says Amazon is "paying full-time employees so little that they require gov food assistance." Brian Kolfage stated on June 10, 2019 in a tweet: Says that in New Mexico, "illegals are issued emergency welfare EBT cards with $1k a month +$200 for each child, for at least 5+ years until they see a judge." Dale Kooyenga stated on April 12, 2019 in a radio interview: "Tony Evers is cutting child support." Congressional Leadership Fund stated on August 8, 2018 in an ad: Says Amy McGrath "wants to fund more welfare for people who can work, but don’t." Congressional Leadership Fund stated on August 27, 2018 in in a TV ad: "In Augusta, (Jared) Golden voted to let welfare recipients use your tax dollars to buy tattoos, tobacco, alcohol, even lottery tickets." Steve Cortes stated on January 23, 2018 in in an interview: "We have right now, … in the state of California, 55 percent of all immigrants are on public assistance." Heartland Institute stated on January 22, 2018 in an op-ed in The Hill: Work requirements "have been proven to help impoverished families move from dependency to self-sufficiency." Paul Ryan stated on August 21, 2017 in a town hall: Says Aaron Rodgers "is not the highest tax rate payer" in Wisconsin, it's "the single mom getting 24 grand in benefits with two kids who will lose 80 cents on the dollar if she goes and takes a job." David Perdue stated on August 8, 2017 in a USA Today op-ed: "Half of all immigrant households receive benefits from our social welfare system." Bryce Reeves stated on December 4, 2016 in a radio interview.: "If you’re a single mom, and you’ve two kids in the city of Richmond, you can almost make $50,000 a year on the public dole." National Republican Congressional Committee stated on October 11, 2016 in a TV ad : Says Colorado congressional candidate Morgan Carroll "voted to allow welfare recipients to use your tax dollars at ATMs at strip clubs and pot dispensaries." Tom DeLay stated on September 1, 2016 in an interview on MSNBC: Says most illegal immigrants draw "welfare benefits, they’re sending their kids to school, they’re using the public services." Donald Trump stated on July 21, 2016 in the 2016 Republican National Convention: "Forty-three million Americans are on food stamps." Donald Trump stated on July 21, 2016 in a speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland: "Two million more Latinos are in poverty today than when President Obama took his oath of office less than eight years ago." Catherine Hanaway stated on March 17, 2016 in a Republican gubernatorial debate: "We’re the worst state in the country at moving people from welfare to work." Bernie Sanders stated on February 24, 2016 in a news conference: "Since (welfare reform) was signed into law, the number of families living in extreme poverty has more than doubled." Chain email stated on August 26, 2014 in In a viral YouTube video: A Muslim immigrant in Michigan can list his second, third or fourth wives as "extended family" and qualify for welfare. Rand Paul stated on November 10, 2015 in a debate: Says Marco Rubio is proposing a new $1 trillion "welfare program" in tax credits and "$1 trillion in new military spending." Bobby Jindal stated on August 18, 2015 in a statement: Says Scott Walker's plan to replace Obamacare "is a new entitlement" program for "every single American human being from the time they are born right up until they grow old and become eligible for Medicare." Ultraviolet stated on June 15, 2015 in a Facebook post: Says Jeb Bush "said low-income women should ‘get their life together and find a husband.' " Occupy Democrats stated on May 4, 2015 in a Facebook meme: "Ben Carson is running for president to ‘eliminate dependency on government.’ But he doesn’t mention that he grew up in public schools, got public housing and food stamps, got free glasses from a government program, was helped by Affirmative Action, and got Pell Grants for college." Ken Plum stated on March 12, 2015: "We've got 40 years of study now that show that, with a good preschool start, you're less likely to be on public dole, you're less likely to be in prison." Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity stated on January 10, 2015 in a tweet: "Common welfare programs give income of $43,330 or $20.83 an hour." Rand Paul stated on January 25, 2015 in a forum at the Freedom Partners 2015 California retreat: "When you look at the earned income tax credit, it has about a 25 percent fraud rate. We're looking at $20 billion to $30 billion." Terry Jeffrey stated on January 21, 2015 in a column in TownHall.com: There were more people on welfare than working in 2013. Marco Rubio stated on January 13, 2015 in his book, "American Dreams": "If people work and make more money, they lose more in benefits than they would earn in salary."