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NYT Proves Romney Right On Welfare
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Posted on 08/10/2012 2:44:06 PM PDT by djone

The smoking gun is always in the last place you look: I had some serious doubts about Mitt Romney’s ad attacking Obama’s welfare “waivers”–until I read the New York Times editorial denouncing it. Now I know Romney’s ad isn’t as accurate as I’d thought. It’s much more accurate. The Times notes that one of the states proposing waivers from the 1996 welfare reform’s work requirements is Nevada–indeed, Nevada was cited by the Obama Health and Human Services department when it quietly announced its plan to grant waivers on July 12 . ** Here’s how the Times describes what Nevada wants to do: [Nevada] asked to discuss flexibility in imposing those requirements. Perhaps, the state asked, those families hardest to employ could be exempted from the work requirements for six months while officials worked with them to stabilize their households. [E.A.]

“Exempted from the work requirements for six months.” That’s not just “weakening” work requirements–the safe, milder charge I chose to make a couple of days ago. It’s explicitly tossing them out the window for an extended period–“to allow time for their barriers to be addressed and their household circumstances stabilized”, in Nevada’s words.***

For those six months it’s also, unaccountably, exactly what Romney says will happen in his ad: You wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check. Romney’s admakers will have to do better than that if they want to earn their Pinocchios.

P.S.: And here I thought my friend Jonathan Alter was a victim of the liberal cocoon when he rushed to Twitter a few days ago to idiotically declare that the waivers “don’t weaken work requirements.” But it turns out the truth is so obvious you don’t even have to leave the cocoon to find it. All you have to do is read what the New York Times says while denying it. I apologize to the cocoon. ****

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/10/nyt-proves-romney-right-on-welfare/#ixzz23BKsvw00


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Phone in and pickup the check.....neat huh?
1 posted on 08/10/2012 2:44:08 PM PDT by djone
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Thanks djone.
I had some serious doubts about Mitt Romney's ad attacking Obama's welfare "waivers" -- until I read the New York Times editorial denouncing it. Now I know Romney’s ad isn't as accurate as I'd thought. It's much more accurate.

2 posted on 08/10/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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