The Truth About Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Welfare Reform ...
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Sep 24, 2012 - President Obama does not have the authority to remove the work requirement from welfare.
The Government Accountability Office, an independent federal agency, has weighed in on the side of the GOP—at least as far as Obama's authority to waive the tough work requirements that are the cornerstone of the new law is concerned.
In early September the agency issued a report that stated the waivers the administration had announced could not be accomplished unilaterally and needed, instead, to be submitted to Congress for approval.