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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:00 PM

 

Lying with impunity: Romney accuses Obama of dismantling welfare reform



By JULIE PACE, Associated Press – 8 minutes ago

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) — Making a play for middle-class voters, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought Tuesday to elevate welfare reform as a campaign issue, accusing President Barack Obama of encouraging a "culture of dependency."

Campaigning near the president's hometown of Chicago, Romney suggested Obama had dismantled the 1996 welfare reform overhaul signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Romney said that, if elected, he would make sure welfare recipients are required to work.

"We will end a culture of dependency and restore a culture of good hard work," Romney said.

Romney's assertions echoed a new television advertisement his campaign released Tuesday. The ad bashes Obama for his decision last month to change welfare requirements. The White House said Obama wanted to give states the flexibility they had been seeking to tailor the program to their needs.

But some conservatives fear the increased latitude could allow states to get around the work requirements, which were a key element of the welfare overhaul under Clinton.

Romney was among several Republican governors who signed a letter in 2005 asking for more "waiver authority." Romney is a former Massachusetts governor.

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Reply Lying with impunity: Romney accuses Obama of dismantling welfare reform (Original post)
cali Aug 2012 OP
FirstLight Aug 2012 #1
Cali_Democrat Aug 2012 #2
LondonReign2 Aug 2012 #3
montanacowboy Aug 2012 #4
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #5
RockaFowler Aug 2012 #6
nanabugg Aug 2012 #7

Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:06 PM

1. fuck him and the dressage horse he rode in on

work requirements only help if there's JOBS, and the Repigs in the senate have blocked EVERY jobs bill ...and how can you take away the safety net when there's no alternative.... they think welfare recipients are just eating bonbons all day asking for handouts? yea, MOST people want to work, Mitt...not like YOU!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:14 PM

2. More dog whistle politics from Romney and the Republicans

 

"Obama is giving money to those damn welfare queens"

That's essentially their message.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:18 PM

3. "Danced"

The dressage horse he 'danced" in on.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:21 PM

4. THIS IS BULLSHIT

I work in the TANF Program - Welfare to Work and believe me there have been no changes in the requirements, at least in the State of Montana. All states have different requirements for eligibility but everyone has to do some sort of work on the program.

This POS just lies and lies and lies and lies and never stops.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:54 PM

5. Sebelius defends welfare changes

In a letter to two prominent lawmakers, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the waivers states can apply for will not change requirements in the 1996 welfare reform law that mandate recipients find work in order to qualify for help. 

Republicans have argued the new waivers could undercut the work requirements, but Sebelius said they merely allow states to develop new approaches for meeting the work requirements. 
"The department is providing a very limited waiver opportunity for states that develop a plan to measurably increase the number of beneficiaries who find and hold down a job," Sebelius wrote to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.). 

"Our goal is to accelerate job placement by moving more Americans from welfare to work," Sebelius wrote. "No policy which undercuts that goal or waters down work requirements will be considered or approved." 


http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/other/238883-sebelius-welfare-policy-change-strengthens-work-requirement

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:57 PM

6. How about the fact that it's Republican Gov's ideas??

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:59 PM

7. I hope the Obama team is making a list of lies to refute during the debates. Methinks that

 

there have been so many lies that the GOP is trying to find a way to cancel the debates.

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