Skip to comments.NYT Proves Romney Right On Welfare
Posted on 08/10/2012 2:44:06 PM PDT by djone
The smoking gun is always in the last place you look: I had some serious doubts about Mitt Romneys ad attacking Obamas welfare waiversuntil I read the New York Times editorial denouncing it. Now I know Romneys ad isnt as accurate as Id thought. Its much more accurate. The Times notes that one of the states proposing waivers from the 1996 welfare reforms work requirements is Nevadaindeed, Nevada was cited by the Obama Health and Human Services department when it quietly announced its plan to grant waivers on July 12 . ** Heres how the Times describes what Nevada wants to do: [Nevada] asked to discuss flexibility in imposing those requirements. Perhaps, the state asked, those families hardest to employ could be exempted from the work requirements for six months while officials worked with them to stabilize their households. [E.A.]
Exempted from the work requirements for six months. Thats not just weakening work requirementsthe safe, milder charge I chose to make a couple of days ago. Its explicitly tossing them out the window for an extended periodto allow time for their barriers to be addressed and their household circumstances stabilized, in Nevadas words.***
For those six months its also, unaccountably, exactly what Romney says will happen in his ad: You wouldnt have to work and wouldnt have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check. Romneys admakers will have to do better than that if they want to earn their Pinocchios.
P.S.: And here I thought my friend Jonathan Alter was a victim of the liberal cocoon when he rushed to Twitter a few days ago to idiotically declare that the waivers dont weaken work requirements. But it turns out the truth is so obvious you dont even have to leave the cocoon to find it. All you have to do is read what the New York Times says while denying it. I apologize to the cocoon. ****
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I had some serious doubts about Mitt Romney's ad attacking Obama's welfare "waivers" -- until I read the New York Times editorial denouncing it. Now I know Romneyâs ad isn't as accurate as I'd thought. It's much more accurate.