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New Romney Ad: Obama Has a “Long History” of Opposing Work for Welfare

PecosPete.38 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 6:48 PM
In La. we call many of these welfare checks 'crazy checks.' If you can convince the welfare office you're a few cards short of a full deck, you can ride this from teen years onward. Work? That won't fly. Too strenuous, and it interferes with a busy social life. Anyway, it's too hot here for that.

If you’re new to the Obama "gutting" welfare reform saga, Romney’s first ad about it and the backlash from the left afterwards, read Guy’s posts first (in that order).

The 1996 Welfare Reform Act, which had bipartisan support, is hailed as one of Clinton’s greatest legislative achievements. Clinton believed that the welfare system in place prior to the reform “undermines the basic values of work, responsibility and family -- trapping generation after generation in dependency, and hurting...