Latest Half-True Fact-checks in Welfare 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." 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." 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." 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 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." 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." 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." 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." Patricia Morgan stated on November 6, 2012 in a campaign flier: "Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget." Elizabeth Roberts stated on July 29, 2012 in a panel discussion on "A Lively Experiment": "Two thirds to three quarters of people without [health] insurance in Rhode Island work." Tavis Smiley stated on April 22, 2012 in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation": "One out of two Americans … are living either in or near poverty. That means 150 million Americans, half of us." Newt Gingrich stated on January 16, 2012 in a Republican presidential debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.: "More people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history." Rick Santorum stated on January 4, 2012 in a New Hampshire town hall with voters: As a result of welfare reform, "poverty levels went down to the lowest level ever for ... African-American children." Rick Santorum stated on December 29, 2011 in a video ad: Rick Santorum "reformed welfare."