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    Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform | WashingtonExaminer.com
    “President Obama now wants to strip the established work requirements from welfare,” Romney said. “The success of bipartisan welfare reform, passed under President Clinton, has rested on the obligation of work. The president’s action is completely misdirected. Work is a dignified endeavor, and the linkage of work and welfare is essential to prevent welfare from becoming a way of life.”
    Here we go with another abuse of the executive branch’s power. Obama has no respect for the Constitution of the United States. If he doesn’t like a law, he simply tries to change it via executive order. We must remove this man from office before it’s too late.

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    Re: Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    I don't understand the motivation behind removing the work obligation. While I think it does too little, having no requirement is even worse.

    Has there been any release from the WHPC or Obama directly regarding this move?
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    Re: Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    Here's another article about the Obama Administration attempting to remove the work requirement from welfare:

    Republicans accuse HHS of gutting welfare reform with quiet policy change | Fox News

    HHS made the announcement in a policy memo Thursday, news that slipped well below the radar amid a raucous day on the presidential campaign trail. But a few prominent GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill picked up on the change, and accused the administration of overhauling one of the most important bipartisan agreements of the past several decades.

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    Re: Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post

    Has there been any release from the WHPC or Obama directly regarding this move?
    Seems the news is just breaking and it was done on the lowdown so no, nothing from the White House yet.

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    Re: Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    Here's the letter. I don't understand all the legal jargon, but it doesn't seem like it's encouraging a removal of the work requirement, but more a revision to how we encourage employment among TANF recipients...

    TANF-ACF-IM-2012-03
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    Re: Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    Most people on welfare work anyway.
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    Re: Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Most people on welfare work anyway.
    Seeing as how it’s a requirement….I’m thinking….yeah….sounds about right. Thanks Deuce.

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    Re: Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Here's the letter. I don't understand all the legal jargon, but it doesn't seem like it's encouraging a removal of the work requirement, but more a revision to how we encourage employment among TANF recipients...

    TANF-ACF-IM-2012-03
    It clearly removes the requirement and changes it to “encouragement”. It basically says, try some creative stuff and report back to me.

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    Re: Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    If as described, this would constitute a slap in the face of Bill Clinton.
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    Re: Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Most people on welfare work anyway.
    And this justifies Obama's move how?
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