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When I was reading about the president's latest we can't wait initiative I had to check the date on the newspaper.
Because it gave me a serious case of day job -- It's a -- combines everything you come to expect from the president in this election cycle ignoring the laws of the land and making welfare easier to get.
And it all goes back to 1996.
When the welfare reform act was signed into -- This transformed it from being a lifelong entitlement to a temporary five year program.
At the heart of the reform a requirement that to get benefits -- have to work prepare for work or be looking for worked sounds fair right.
And the result.
After four years welfare caseloads were cut in half.
People are getting jobs and leaving the program that's how with safety net is supposed to work.
And these are crummy jobs either study found that four years after leaving welfare only 4% of working mothers were earning minimum wage or less poverty.
Dropped childhood hunger cut in half.
So what's our president doing now.
Rolling back well -- work requirement.
Department of Health and Human Services has quietly issued a policy memo claiming the right to -- well -- work requirements.
By the way these are the same bureaucrats -- in charge of obamacare.
Now liberals say the changes supposed to make the program more flexible.
But we've heard these excuses before that's what they said about food stamps they opened up the eligibility requirements remember and the program exploded.
During the recession food stamp spending was up four times as much over other programs like Medicaid.
So the policy is familiar and so is this presidential power grab.
Which ignores congress the body actually elected by the American people hello and charged with making a lot.
Here the HHS -- just claiming the authority to do this even though the welfare reform act written by congress explicitly.
Prohibits -- a work requirement.
But the president decided we can't wait for congress and is pushing through the changes he wants right now.
You know I remember a time when our constitutional scholar in chief didn't know the difference between congress and the.
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