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  Obama to Clinton welfare reform: Drop dead
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Last EditedScott³  Aug 06, 2012 09:03pm
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AuthorJennifer Rubin
MediaNewspaper - Washington Post
News DateMonday, July 16, 2012 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"President Obama is the chief executive, obligated by the Constitution to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” Obama, however, seems to have — by executive order — altered that to read “take Care that the Laws [which he likes or wished Congress had passed] be faithfully executed. The list of laws he won’t enforce or is unilaterally amending is getting long: Defense of Marriage Act, immigration laws, voting laws, and anti-terror laws. He won’t even enforce all the provisions of his signature legislation as we’ve seen in the bushels-full of Obamacare waivers. The latest and most inexplicable gambit is his decision to undo bipartisan welfare reform.

ABC News explained: “After the Obama administration announced this week that it is opening up waivers to states from the work requirements contained in welfare reform, Republicans began to speak out against the move, complaining it completely undercuts the law. . . . Congressional Republicans decried the move as ‘a blatant violation of the law’ and contend the waivers will actually cause harm to the impoverished Americans because beneficiaries will come to rely on the handout with little motivation to seek employment.”
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Aug 07, 2012 11:00am News Romney Ad Attacks Obama On Welfare Flexibility Romney Championed  Article karin1492 
Jul 20, 2012 09:00pm Opinion Obama: Put More People on Welfare!  Article Scott³ 

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