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Awful: Obama Turns Back the Clock on Welfare Reform

annfan_777 Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 5:57 AM
Will Mitt attack? He still seems to be pouting over being called a 'felon' by Obama, and he seems surprised that the man he keeps calling a "nice guy" is anything BUT nice. I don't get this guy. Where is the fire in his belly? He sure seemed to have it when his opponents were fellow Republicans.

We briefly covered this issue last week, but it's worth circling back and exploring further. President Obama's unilateral 'gutting' of the 1996 welfare reform legislation last week is both morally abhorrent and in violation of the law's plain text.  Let's recall why President Clinton decided to sign this controversial bill into law in the mid-90s after a grueling Congressional battle:


"A long time ago, I concluded that the current welfare system undermines the basic values of work, responsibility and family -- trapping generation...