Another Day, Another Romney Lie: Mitt Slams Obama for Granting States Welfare Work Program Flexibility That HE BEGGED FOR as Massachusetts Governor.

my2cents 2012/08/08 17:10:58
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Welfare-to-work flexibility was exactly what Governor Mitt Romney wanted. But Candidate for President Mitt Romney today criticized Obama for offering that flexibility to states in managing their welfare-to-work programs.

In 2005, Romney signed a letter along with 29 other state governors that called for increased waiver authority to give the states greater flexibility in managing their TANF programs.

“Increased waiver authority, allowable work activities, availability
of partial work credit and the ability to coordinate state programs are
all important aspects of moving recipients from welfare to work,” the
letter read.

In addition to this blatant hypocrisy, Mitt then ran an ad on Tuesday that contained a deliberate lie by claiming that "On July 12, President Obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by waiving the work requirement in welfare programs".

Mitt knows the waivers do not drop the work requirement in welfare programs, they simply waive the FEDERALLY MANDATED work requirements and allow STATES to develop their own programs as they see fit. Mitt and the Republican Governor's Association PLEADED for those waivers in 2005—THE VERY SAME WAIVERS ROMNEY NOW CLAIMS ARE GUTTING WELFARE REFORM.

People, Romney must think you are pretty damn stupid!
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  • Piper 2012/08/10 16:43:12
    Unbelievable. Romney must think you are pretty damn stupid.
    Yep, Romney and his supporters twisted that one royally. Sad thing is, many people aren't going to pay attention to the truth of the matter, just believes the lies.
  • my2cents Piper 2012/08/13 15:55:14 (edited)
    The people who go with it don't care if it's a lie or not. They would vote for Lucifer if he stood up and declared himself, just because he's not Obama.

    They're lost causes, so it won't make a difference.
  • Piper my2cents 2012/08/13 17:13:47
    Yes, that is evident by many of the comments I see on SH alone.
  • Kevin Verdone 2012/08/08 20:35:45
    Unbelievable. Romney must think you are pretty damn stupid.
    Kevin Verdone
    I just assume that for whatever Romney says, he has said the opposite sometime in the past.
  • Patton Gunn 2012/08/08 17:27:02
    Patton Gunn
    This post makes about as much sense as a helmet on a kamikaze pilot.
  • Sissum7... Patton ... 2012/08/08 17:52:50
  • my2cents Sissum7... 2012/08/09 18:44:02
    Do you not understand the issue being discussed?
  • my2cents Patton ... 2012/08/08 18:56:57
  • my2cents Patton ... 2012/08/09 18:43:48
    Do you not understand the issue being discussed?

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