President Obama has created a firestorm by overturning the work requirements
of the popular 1996 welfare-reform law. Now his White House is bristling because
Mitt Romney dares to point out that fact on the stump and in a new campaign
Obama’s move is only the latest step in a long history of liberal opposition
to work requirements. The Left blocked welfare-reform efforts under both
Presidents Nixon and Reagan, for example.
In 1996, a Republican Congress drafted a welfare-reform law — Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) — that for the first time established
meaningful work standards for welfare recipients. President Clinton reluctantly
signed this legislation.
Ever since, Democratic leaders have attempted — unsuccessfully — to repeal
welfare’s work standards, blocking reauthorization of TANF and attempting to
weaken the requirements.
Unable to eliminate
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