How many jobs have been created by waiving welfare work requirements?
"Every single person here who's looked at [Romney's claim that Obama is waiving welfare work requirements] says it's patently false," Obama said a news conference on Monday.
So where did the notion of a major welfare reform overhaul come from?
Where it didn't come from is Washington but rather from Utah, Nevada, California, Connecticut and Minnesota.
These states, some with Republican governors, asked the federal government for more flexibility in how they hand out welfare dollars. Their purpose was to spend less time on federal paperwork and more time experimenting with ways to connect welfare recipients with jobs.
The Obama administration cooperated, granting waivers to some states from some of the existing rules.
The waivers gave "those states some flexibility in how they manage their welfare rolls as long as it produced 20% increases in the number of people getting work."
In some small way, the waivers might change precisely how work is calculated but the essential goal of pushing welfare recipients to work -- something both Democrats and Republicans agreed to in the 1990s -- remains the same.
I continue to contend that there are far more such Democrat idiots than Republican. Conservatives don't view Government as the answer to any but a few problems and are not inclined to believe a political party seeking to run the government can be our saviors.
government can be our saviors.
Does this mean you wont vote for your incumbent rep or senator?
You do know that you are in the minority. The majority of voters think that your rep stinks while theirs is gods gift to the people. Like C.I.says
"theres no curing stup......".
Being in the minority doesn't mean you are wrong. It also doesn't mean you are right. It does mean you don't follow the crowd.
Oh, I'm virtually reeling from Cyclo's virtual insults!
But you must be right because there actually are technocrats who can tell us what would have happened if something that didn't happen actually happened.
Who knew you were a mystic?