Skip to comments.Romney launching new attack on Obama over welfare law (Obama to allow welfare for just laziness)
Posted on 08/07/2012 3:34:50 AM PDT by tobyhill
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will launch a new attack against President Barack Obama on Tuesday, taking aim at the Democrat's plan to waive parts of a landmark welfare-to-work law.
Romney is targeting Obama's plan to let states seek a waiver from the work requirements of a 1996 welfare law that was a signature bipartisan achievement of former Democratic President Bill Clinton's administration.
Romney's attack, laid out in a new television ad and a topic he will address at a campaign event in the Chicago area, is aimed at bolstering his charge that Obama's solutions to many of America's problems is to rely on government.
"Middle-class Americans are working harder and harder to make ends meet. Under President Obama, they have fewer jobs and less take-home pay. And now, President Obama wants to take their hard-earned tax dollars and give it to welfare recipients without work requirements," said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul.
The directive from the Health and Human Services Department allows states to pursue a waiver from the work requirement of the welfare law in order to test alternative strategies that would help needy families find jobs. The aim is to give states some flexibility in how they carry out the welfare law as some state governors have advocated, rather than sticking to a rigid formula.
But the health department's decision has generated strong opposition from Republicans. In the House, 76 Republicans complained in a letter to Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who sought to assure them that states will have to move at least 20 percent more people from welfare to work.
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You can not dismiss the bias in this article. Notice the reference to how wealthy Romney is. The journalists must all be going into panic.
I saw rhe ad on TV this morning.
Romney Campaign needs to use some of the campaign funds to keep punching harder and not let up! The more that people get the message that those that are still working are doing so to keep their families afloat.... and lazy asses as well, then we can stop this nonsense. I do not mean those that are truly seeking help for the short term either. I mean those that use EBT cards to purchase fun stuff and sleep late, while we work our butts off.
Reuters is pathetic.
Then we have the real porkers...
Effective ad aimed at independents. Short, sweet, and to the point.
Romney needs to get the true figures of how many previously ‘unemployed’ whose benefits ran out are now being put on Social Security Disability Income.
Then he needs to show the drain on SS funds because of such.
Romney also needs to show the drain on SS funds because of the 2% ‘reduction’ Obama signed off on a couple of years ago to ‘stimulate’ the economy.
IF there are 50 million people working & making only $10 per hour & working full time, the 2% reduction on Soc Sec taxes not being paid by each employee adds up quite auickly.
40 hours a week X $10 per hour X 52 weeks = $20400.00 annually.
50 million X $20,400.00 per year gross= $1 TRILLION, 20 BILLION in Gross wages. $1,020,000,000,000.00 !!!
That amount X 2% = $20 Billion, 400 million dollars NOT going into Soc Sec funds each year. $20,400,000,000.00 !!!
I fully realize that there are many more dollars being earned & subjected to FICA withholding, but I wanted to show the folly of this with simple numbers.
Meanwhile, Obama puts more and more ‘unemployed’ onto the SSDI rolls.
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