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As Mass. governor, Romney took tough welfare line
The Athens News-Courier / The Associated Press ^ | September 1, 2012

Posted on 09/01/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney, hoping to draw a sharp contrast on welfare, is citing a disputed charge that President Barack Obama is giving recipients a free ride, and he can point to his own record of pushing for tighter rules.

Romney, Massachusetts governor from 2003 to 2007, fought to require single parents with children as young as a year old to work to get welfare benefits if they could obtain state-subsidized child care. He opposed efforts to allow time spent in job training or education programs to count toward the state's 20-hour weekly work requirement for welfare recipients, and pushed for a five-year lifetime limit on welfare benefits...

(Excerpt) Read more at enewscourier.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: democrats; massachusetts; obama; romney; santorum; tanf; welfare; workfare
I suppose that the Ass. Press meant this as a hit piece.
1 posted on 09/01/2012 10:17:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I suppose that the Ass. Press meant this as a hit piece.

Sorta hits the nail on the head for me...

2 posted on 09/01/2012 10:22:31 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not a bit of difference between him and the other Socialist running ...

Oh wait. (/ABR rant mode)


3 posted on 09/01/2012 10:27:53 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: comebacknewt

While Governor, Romney implemented a program which provided free cars to welfare recipients. Along with the free cars they were provided with free registration free insurance, free repairs and even free AAA cards. Talk about a free ride.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 11:09:02 AM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

We do know that Romney came out against the Contract with America.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 11:23:35 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: brightright
BZZZZZT! Oh, sorry, thanks for playing . . .

"Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s latest brilliant idea has inevitably caused outrage among many of the state’s 6.5 million residents as well as legislators and some news outfits. Patrick has so far allocated $430,000 a year to operate the free wheels for welfare recipients program. "

Free Cars For Welfare Recipients
6 posted on 09/01/2012 11:40:04 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: darkwing104; Old Sarge; hellinahandcart; onyx

Sniff, sniff...


7 posted on 09/01/2012 1:49:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: BraveMan

Patrick has so far allocated $430,000 a year to [OPERATE] the free wheels for welfare recipients program. It was implemented by Romney.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 2:38:52 PM PDT by brightright
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To: BraveMan

The program started in 2006. Patrick’s term started in 2007. This is a new twist, blame the guy AFTER ME.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 2:53:39 PM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

Hey Newbie.....go back to DU. Obama is RUINING this country.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 3:33:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: brightright

It was implemented by Romney. Prove it. The article above came from 2009.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 3:41:38 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Ann Archy

Liberalism is ruining this country. I guess your solution is to insult and try to belittle conservatives. He said he is SEVERELY Conservative so it must be true. So now ObamaCare is bad but RomneyCare is good, abortion is good, { I will NEVER infringe on a woman’s right to choose}. Gay marriage, same sex adoptions, cap & trade, trying to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortions, are now all OK. Severe Conservatism = Liberalism


12 posted on 09/02/2012 9:47:59 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Safetgiver

The program started in 2006. Romney was Gov. of Mass. in 2006. Patrick’s term started in 2007. The program was discontinued in 2009. What is it about those facts that confuse you?


13 posted on 09/02/2012 10:05:13 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Ann Archy

......go back to DU. Is that where you learned to try and insult and ridicule any conservative? What is it about the truth that bothers you so much. I can understand the people who feel they have to hold their nose and vote for Romney. I don’t understand people like you who also have to close their eyes and plug their ears. Liberalism is RUINING this country. Obama is liberal. Romney is Liberal.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 1:01:55 PM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

Since you are so bright, we have ONE CHANCE....ONE PERSON that can BEAT the MARXIST OBAMA!!!! GOT IT??? ONE CHANCE!!! If you actually think that Romney is a Marxist, please say so.....do you??? please answer.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 4:10:43 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: brightright

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16 posted on 09/02/2012 4:34:00 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Ann Archy

We may have beaten Obama last time but your hero Romney and his staff were behind the first attacks on Sarah Palin. He did this so he could run now. As well as the fact that we ran another RINO. Don’t blame me for Obama. I was very clear and said Romney is a LIBERAL. Romney defined himself as a liberal. I am not a Regan Rep. I was not for the contract with America. I will be better for gays than Kennedy, I will never infringe on a woman’s right to choose. etc.etc.etc. He acted as a liberal, RomneyCare, gay marriage, same sex adoptions. And yes free cars, free insurance free repairs and FREE AAA cards for welfare recipients. etc. etc. etc.. I will be happy to see Obama gone but I am bright enough to know what we are getting.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by brightright
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To: MEG33

I have no intentions of voting for Obama. I have been a conservative for 50 years. I live in a solid blue state. I have seen how the RINO liberals have ruined the Party and the Country. Sorry if pointing out the Idol has clay feet is so offensive. The people who talk about holding Romneys feet to the fire might want to know clay feel no pain. BTW I can take the flaming I have been on this site for a long time even though this account is new.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 6:00:03 PM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

I was not flaming..I was just giving information on why we need to defeat Obama.


19 posted on 09/03/2012 2:08:25 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: brightright

Hey bright, I’ve asked you twice WHO you are going to vote for.....answer please....nothing else....thanks.


20 posted on 09/03/2012 3:36:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Please check your own responses, you not once, let alone twice asked me who I am going to vote for. You must be very confused or facts don’t matter. In any case I live in a solid blue state, Ca. so my vote can not help or harm your new American Idol. I will do a protest write in vote for Sarah { please don’t respond telling me she won’t win.} I know it won’t do any good because you RINO liberals will not change and you love your liberals.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 8:51:58 AM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright
I'm NOT a RINO, but I am a REALIST and I am not going to throw my vote away on someone who has no chance in hell of beating the MARXIST.

Mitt actually will have a chance to take California unless people think he has NO chance.

22 posted on 09/03/2012 9:41:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

You are a realist and believe Romney is a conservative? You are a realist and believe Romney can win in Ca? I agree Obama can do a lot of damage to this Country in 4 years, and it might take Romney 8 years to do the same damage. He can do for the Country all the wonderful things he did Ma. BTY if Romney loses Ca. by 1 vote I will send you an apology. LOL


23 posted on 09/03/2012 10:31:02 AM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

Did I FREAKING say Mitt was a CONSERVATIVE???? DID I?? SHow me where!!! Or APOLOGIZE. I;ll be waiting..


24 posted on 09/03/2012 1:05:48 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: brightright

Still waiting for an apology from you.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 5:15:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

As soon as you show me where in 2 posts you asked me who I was voting for, and apologize for your lie. BTW is the term Freaking say, the same as Liberal speak?


26 posted on 09/03/2012 5:30:01 PM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

Go away, you little twerp.


27 posted on 09/03/2012 5:32:02 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Only responded because of your request to respond. LOL


28 posted on 09/03/2012 5:48:20 PM PDT by brightright
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