Romney Hits Obama Move Gutting Welfare Reform

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    Romney Hits Obama Move Gutting Welfare Reform



    Romney hits Obama move gutting welfare reform | WashingtonExaminer.com
     
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    Obama is implementing a policy that has failed in every nation that tries it. There is decades of research to support the 'welfare to work' rather than 'money for nothing' approach. Welfare without some requirement to work breeds generational welfare mentality. In the UK, there are thousands of families who have, for generations, never worked a day in their lives. It is not only bad for them as individuals, as families, it is incredibly destructive for society.

    Congratulations Obama... you're even more of a fucking idiot that you appear to be.
     
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    Seriously, what gives him the power to make law? None of this is within his power and it appears to me that he is crapping all over the consitution.

    If you think differently can you show me how I'm wrong? I thought only one section of this law he could touch, 402.
     
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    This was one of Clinton most successful endeavors. I'd like to see what he has to say about this and how willing he is to stump for Obama now.
     
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    Yes, this "show, or absence of show" for The One, will be interesting. Obama's policies makes Clinton's look even better than they were.
     
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    what EXACTLY was done and for how long etc....does anyone have the facts on this? not general terms like gutted. but precisely, what was done.
     
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    Removed the work requirement for welfare. The core of welfare reform. I'm trying to understand this myself.
     
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    Odd response from a guy who:

    1) Routinely says he believes in state flexibility and state solutions, forged in the laboratories of democracy. Which is exactly the approach ACF is taking here ("...many jurisdictions expressed a strong interest in greater flexibility in TANF and indicated that greater flexibility could be used by states to improve program effectiveness. . . States offered a range of suggestions for ways in which expanded flexibility could lead to more effective employment outcomes for families."), and

    2) Claims one of his first actions in office would be to issue a slew of waivers that have no legal basis (the Section 1115 waiver authority ACF is citing actually exists).

    But it's Romney, so expecting coherence is asking a bit much.
     
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    No, they didn't. That's simply not true.

    They provided waivers for states from certain aspects of the 80% rule in order to allow states to create innovative ways to tackle the problem.

    For what it's worth, every state in the Union was granted a waiver from the original five-year requirement. Under Bush. I'm not sure if Romney is dishonest or uninformed (or both).
     
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    heres the text-

    Temporary Assistance for
    Needy Families

    Information Memorandum


    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Administration for Children and Families
    Office of Family Assistance
    Washington, D.C. 20447
    Transmittal No. TANF-ACF-IM-2012-03

    Date: July 12, 2012
    TANF-ACF-IM-2012-03
     

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