The Romney campaign on Tuesday released a new television ad accusing Mr. Obama of “gutting” one of the signature achievements of the 1990s: welfare reform…
The narrator adds: “Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check.”
Last month, the Obama administration announced a plan to let states seek waivers from the work requirement to experiment with other strategies to help people find jobs. The move was designed to give states more flexibility to find efficiencies in the welfare system.
Steve Peoples of the Associated Press notes that Romney was among “several Republican governors who signed a letter back in 1995 asking for more ‘waiver authority.’”