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House Takes Steps to Make Welfare Work Again
The Foundry ^
| March 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm
| Rachel Sheffield and Ashley Shelton
Posted on 03/01/2013 10:16:18 PM PST by Mortrey
Members of Congress are taking action to confront last summers move by the Obama Administration to gut the 1996 welfare reform law of its work requirements.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: govtdependency; reform; welfare
Congresscritters doing work?!? Who've thunk it?
posted on 03/01/2013 10:16:36 PM PST
Make sure recipients have to be drug tested periodically. If its good enough for those paying to be tested at work to keep their jobs, it’s good enough for those receiving to be tested to keep getting the free money.
posted on 03/01/2013 11:15:36 PM PST
(A half-truth is a complete lie)
So congress has to go create more law to enforce a law already on the books because of the lawless one. It seems like there is already crime in this somewhere.
posted on 03/01/2013 11:28:18 PM PST
Based on some of the welfare recipients I’ve seen, a decent chunk would have their befits cut off.
posted on 03/02/2013 12:27:11 AM PST
Florida passed a welfare reform law in 2011 that did just that. A federal judge found mandatory drug testing for benefits unconstitutional. We used to be self governing.
posted on 03/02/2013 2:17:07 AM PST
("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
If judges persist in issuing orders that have no basis either in precedent or in the written constitutions they have sworn to defend then such judges need to be defied and they need to be impeached. Not obeyed.
posted on 03/02/2013 4:37:45 AM PST
(Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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