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MILLER: GOP: Get off the couch
The Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 07/19/2012 8:57:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

With the presidential campaigns entrenched in hand-to-hand fighting, Democrats are looking for a way to capture the voters’ attention. They think they’ve found the edge with new policies designed to increase government dependency. The latest gambit would relieve benefit recipients of any personal responsibility. Fortunately, the battle isn’t over.

On Wednesday, a group of congressional Republicans led by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp and Senate Finance Committee ranking member Orrin G. Hatch introduced a bill to block the Obama administration from its attempt to exempt states from the work requirements for welfare recipients. Without consulting Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week issued guidance allowing states, for the first time, to seek such waivers.

Faced with intense blowback, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney did his best to deflect criticism, saying “only waivers with compelling plans to move more people off of welfare and into work will be considered.” The Republican legislation would block HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from implementing her directive and prevent future efforts to do away with work requirements. Late Wednesday night, Mrs. Sebelius responded to a letter from Mr. Hatch and Mr. Camp in which she attempted to justify herself, insisting HHS would approve only “good” waivers.

Mr. Obama’s move to let people sit around and receive a government check fits a growing Democratic Party policy trend...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012; congress; obama; welfare
They're the party of deadbeats and union thugs, so why not cater to their base?
1 posted on 07/19/2012 8:57:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nuthin but blather till they do something to actually ease job creation. Lots of good legislation sitting dead in the waters of the GOP house.


2 posted on 07/19/2012 9:08:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the House had courage, they would stop such shennanigans by simply approving no appropriations for the department until they act in accordance with law.


3 posted on 07/19/2012 9:11:35 PM PDT by buridan
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To: cripplecreek

Well yes, but that does not change the fact, that our side is also playing the numbers...

Bring back US JOBS.

Stop importing. US Jobs will win elections year after year. Not exporting jobs to other countries.

We almost have half of America now on freebies. Once that happens we’ll never get it back. America will collapse.

Stop that now.

America first!


4 posted on 07/19/2012 9:12:30 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: cripplecreek

This will end welfare as we know it. Require that all recipients do public service in their local community from 8 am until 5 pm with 45 minutes for free lunch 5 days a week. . Day care will be provided. You check in for your assigned task within 24 hours of benefits. No workie— no money. Watch this inspire these people to become productive free enterprise enthusiasts. Also we reduce the punlic employee parasites by 25% with no pensions and far less wages!!! Awesome. Do it now .


5 posted on 07/19/2012 9:14:28 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
party of deadbeats and union thugs...

And, with this no-work welfare, it's becoming an open and obvious party of outright theft.

6 posted on 07/19/2012 9:17:13 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where are the Orrin haters?


7 posted on 07/19/2012 9:26:05 PM PDT by glock rocks (optimist / pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Best way to bring back US jobs is to eliminate regulations on US businesses and therefore, US workers. We should also make it attractive to invest here, and not overseas. No country could compete with us if business, labor, and government worked together.

This will never happen with Marxist’s in the White House and Senate, and limp-wristed RINO’s in the GOP.


8 posted on 07/19/2012 9:42:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: glock rocks

Even a blind squirrel finds the clock is right at least twice a day.


9 posted on 07/19/2012 10:35:01 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: buridan

I always wondered that, why they can’t stop the money flow. What good are they if they just have hearings?


10 posted on 07/19/2012 11:06:46 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congress needs to reclaim from the Executive its Constitutional prerogative of legislating.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 3:08:19 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cripplecreek

One of the better suggestions I have seen is to immediately double the employee counts at which various regulations take effect.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 3:54:37 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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