Obama, after gutting welfare reform: ‘Americans can’t be looking for handouts’

Yankee Traveler 2012/07/15 13:39:03

President Obama, one day after reversing the Bill Clinton-era
welfare reform by severing the connection between work and welfare
assistance, warned a Virginia crowd that “Americans can’t be looking for

“Americans can’t be looking for handouts,” Obama said during a
campaign stop in Virginia. “There are some folks you can’t help if
they’re not willing to help themselves.” Moments later, he invoked
former President Clinton as a model for economic leadership: “Bill
Clinton did it, and we ended up having 23 million new jobs,” Obama

But he was referring to Clinton’s tax policy, not the welfare reform
bill undermined by his Department of Health and Human Services
yesterday. HHS informed states that they may “test alternative and
innovative strategies, policies and procedures that are designed to
improve employment outcomes for needy families,” rather than enforce the
work requirements attached to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

“Obama’s suspension of workfare requirements is almost certainly
illegal, a sign of the jobs failure, and a reminder how liberal [O]bama
is,” Newt Gingrich, who negotiated the welfare reform with Clinton as
House Speaker in 1996, said in a tweet.

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  • Dale 2012/07/15 16:01:00
    The folks getting the handouts don't have to look for them. They are given with a push from our Big Brother Government, headed by one Barrack H Obama, President of these here United(?) States of America.

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  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/07/15 14:33:13
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/07/15 14:31:26
    If true then why has Obummer put all the Black Folks in the Plantation Place and re-separated the Families.....
  • Tom jackola... 2012/07/15 16:05:02 (edited)
    What the hell are you talking about, and since when did you care about Black folk?

    OH!... I know, when it suits your agenda!.... THAT'S WHEN!

    ... and I, ' DON'T SUPPORT OBAMA,'... now what?
  • shadow76 2012/07/15 14:25:45
    He Delibertly creates circumstances to put more people out of work then says this after almost 4 years destrying our ecnonmy? If this doesn't show what a liar he is what will?
  • Southern Man 2012/07/15 14:17:33 (edited)
    Southern Man
    He want's every person in this Country to be on there knees begging for a hand out ... Screw that 0bama ... you are a not going to destroy this Great Country
  • Josh Robinson 2012/07/15 14:12:20
    Josh Robinson
    He is leading a confidence scheme of Americans. More, More, More,,, trust, Trust, Trust.... then I bet he just walks off into the sunset like a deadbeat thief.
  • Seonag 2012/07/15 14:03:55
    Double speak and Double Standard. He needs to GO! To undermine the TANF program shows the steps he will go to in order to get votes! When the US joins Greece and Spain in having to push austerity programs, cut all benefits, he will be blaming everyone else (including Bush) for his failures!
  • D D Seonag 2012/07/15 14:39:19
    D D
    Who is going to suffer for his failures? You and me. He will be fine.
  • JoeBtfsplk 2012/07/15 13:55:21
  • Dan (Politicaly Incorrect) 2012/07/15 13:46:16 (edited)
    Dan (Politicaly Incorrect)
    He says one thing and does another. This is so typical of a Marxist. He suspended the workfare requirment for a reason. He wants even more people dependent on the Government and he wants to collapse the system.
  • D D Dan (Po... 2012/07/15 14:48:42
    D D
    That is why the gov is putting out commercials promoting food stamps when he says you shouldn't be looking for handouts. What a fraud.
  • Tasine 2012/07/15 13:44:39
    When one thinks he is smarter than the entire planet of people, when one knows no embarrassment or shame, when one is totally self-centered, we shouldn't even blink when he burps up the latest lie and/or insult to humanity. He's a disaster. And we haven't seen the bad side of him yet.

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