Skip to comments.MILLER: GOP: Get off the couch
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 theyve 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 isnt 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. Obamas move to let people sit around and receive a government check fits a growing Democratic Party policy trend...
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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.
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.
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.
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 .
And, with this no-work welfare, it's becoming an open and obvious party of outright theft.
Where are the Orrin haters?
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.
Even a blind squirrel finds the clock is right at least twice a day.
I always wondered that, why they can’t stop the money flow. What good are they if they just have hearings?
Congress needs to reclaim from the Executive its Constitutional prerogative of legislating.
One of the better suggestions I have seen is to immediately double the employee counts at which various regulations take effect.