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The Truth About Obama and Welfare Reform

71 911E, TX Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 1:00 AM
"We can hope that in revamping the regulations, Obama will make a good program better. But he could also make it worse. " Chapman, which do you really think it will be, given the wonderful track record of gubmint programs, especially little o's? Naivete or stupidity, I can't discern which.
The old line is that there's a simple way to know a politician is lying: His lips are moving. Odds are good that any lurid charge leveled against a candidate is largely fraudulent. So it was no surprise that when Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama of gutting welfare work requirements, fact checkers said his trousers were conspicuously aflame.

They have a point. Romney claims that under the new Obama policy, "You wouldn't have to work... They just send you your welfare check." In fact, no such changes have been made. As written, the policy merely gives states more leeway...