However, that was not what I was arguing above. The original legislation in this instance was a welfare reform bill. It would have helped cut down on misuses of welfare money. The ammendment had nothing to do with welfare reform. It was not a good faith effort to come to a compromise and save some tax payer dollars. It was an effort to cloud the issue- as if a state salary for legislators should have the same qualifiers as a welfare check. One was earned, one was not.