obama exec order allows state to gut welfare from within

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    1. If the revision wouldn't single-handedly cripple the work requirement, it “has opened the door to changes in welfare reform that could destroy it from within.” So concludes New York University political scientist Lawrence Mead, one of the experts whose research paved the way for the “workfare” law passed in 1996.

    2. Romney's critics cite Brookings Institution analyst Ron Haskins, who as a Republican committee aide helped draft the historic welfare reform measure — and who favors granting states more latitude. But he also told The Fiscal Times that if the administration “wanted to undermine the work requirement,” the new policy “is a way to do it.”

    3. Early in his career, Obama said he was no fan of the 1996 law that imposed strict work mandates on recipients.

    It's possible that some people in the government have never made their peace with work requirements and would like to weaken them. That's the suspicion of Douglas Besharov, a public policy professor at the University of Maryland, who in 1996 helped persuade Hillary Clinton to support the law.

    4. “If the Obama administration believes in work requirements, why write something so broad?” Nor, alas, can states always be trusted to practice tough love. Enforcing genuine work requirements is costly and unpleasant.

    A 2005 report by the Government Accountability Office noted that some states meet them with a generous interpretation of what counts as work — including “personal journaling,” “smoking cessation,” “weight loss promotion” and “helping a friend or relative with household tasks and errands.”

    These aspects of “work” is met daily from people who hold down real jobs at the same time. Why make this a Job in it’s own right? That’s not a real world scenario.
    Read more: Is Obama trying to erase welfare work mandates? - San Antonio Express-News



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    Obama is pandering to blacks. Welfare = Reparations! Many blacks dropped out of the work force when welfare went mainstream in the late 60's & early 70's & never came back.

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