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Awful: Obama Turns Back the Clock on Welfare Reform

Kevin348 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 5:30 PM
Obama keeps lobbing these softballs that Newt would be hitting out of the park, but with Romney as the candidate, he keeps swinging and missing.
Steve276 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 6:26 PM
Hey Kevin, Romney was my third choice, but now he is going to be the standard bearer for the Republican Party and Conservatives, so let's quit taking shots at him for running a campaign with which you disagree. I think he and his campaign are building up to a peak in mid October. In the meantime, they are gathering ammuntion that will toast Obama by November. There is no use in trying to blow Obama out of the water this early in the campaign, when it will have lost it's punch with the passage of too much time. Romney has no doubt learned a lot from his past campaigns and as a result, knows exactly what he is doing. We still have time on our side. Let's not fizzle out by expecting Romney to start going blow to blow this quick.
gungy Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 5:32 PM

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...