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Typical: Obama “Guts” Welfare Reform

RMan3 Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 8:11 PM
I've found many poor people are very good at staying poor. At 19, I worked on a farm in the summer. It required lifting 60-pound bales of hay. In 10 weeks, I worked with 9 different helpers. I knew many of them from school, one an infamous “tough guy” bully. They were from poor families. This farmer told me he hired the poor to help them “get ahead.” Well, not one of these 9 guys lasted longer than 10 days. (The "tough guy" - 4 days!) They all quit, saying the job was "stupid" or "ridiculous." I saw one guy later at the grocery store using – yup – food stamps. "I just can't find 'good work,'" he said. I was the only worker who lasted the entire 10 weeks. The farmer refused to hire "the poor" after that because they had no work ethic.


The cradle to grave Obama administration is at it again. In a move that bypassed Congress and mostly slipped under the media’s radar yesterday, HHS released a policy directive that in essence, scratches the work requirements right out of the welfare reform law of 1996.  


According to Heritage:

Welfare reform replaced the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children with a new program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The Heritage Foundation played a pivotal role in building bipartisan consensus for the reform and providing many of the recommendations that became part of...