Mitt Romney says Barack Obama’s plan for welfare reform:

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    "They just send you your check."

    Is this "true"? Let's see what Politifact has to say about that:

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    Romney’s ad says, "Under Obama’s plan (for welfare), you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check."

    That's a drastic distortion of the planned changes to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. By granting waivers to states, the Obama administration is seeking to make welfare-to-work efforts more successful, not end them. What’s more, the waivers would apply to individually evaluated pilot programs -- HHS is not proposing a blanket, national change to welfare law.

    The ad tries to connect the dots to reach this zinger: "They just send you your welfare check." The HHS memo in no way advocates that practice. In fact, it says the new policy is "designed to improve employment outcomes for needy families."

    The ad’s claim is not accurate, and it inflames old resentments about able-bodied adults sitting around collecting public assistance. Pants on Fire!
     
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    Tissue?
     
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    LOL

    Barry be sending checks to anyone who votes for him!
     
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    To me, this looks like a bunch of fluff.
    I would almost guarantee there is no active action plan to improve or change anything.
     
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    yuk-yuk, drool much?
     
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    LOL,I'm just laughing at the lemmings who took that lie and ran with it.
     

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