Romney's Welfare Queen
Aug. 15, 2012 - In his Chicago Tribune column, Clarence Page argues that Mitt Romney's assault on President Obama's welfare-reform policy actually gets in the way of putting its recipients to work.
In a July 12 directive, the Obama administration invited the states to apply for waivers from welfare reform rules that require recipients to get a job, seek a job or engage in job training.
That opened up an opportunity for Romney and other Republicans to charge, as a Romney campaign ad puts it, that Obama is single-handedly trying to "gut" President Bill Clinton's 1996 welfare overhaul "by dropping work requirements." Read more at theroot.com.
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