Tuesday, August 28, 2012


ACTUALLY....... I really think that this Presidential campaign is causing too much stress for Romney.  He is acting goofier than usual, by making claims that are proven to be false. Here's what is causing him to lose his cool.

"At the request of several states, including 2 with Republican governors, the Obama administration announced in July that it would consider waiving certain federal welfare rules if the states have ideas for 'demonstration projects' they promise can increase welfare employment outcomes by 20% (states are required to maintain percentages of welfare beneficiaries in work activities or else face penalties).   The administration has not announced that it has issued any waivers."  A Mitt Romney TV ad claims the president has adopted "a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements".  That's completely false-work requirements are not being dropped.   States may now change the requirements, revising adding or eliminating them, as a part of a federally approved state-specific plan to increase job replacement.  Benefits still won't be paid beyond an allotted time whether the recipient is working or not.

To be even more ridiculous Romney says that under Obama's plan "you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job - you'd just get a check in the mail."

Romney's campaign has continued to produce ad's that falsely claim President Obama ended the requirement that people on welfare engage in work.  The Des Moines Register asked about his false ads.  "Iowans who consider you an honest man are asking why you would keep repeating something that isn't true." 

Romney said "Fact-checkers on both sides of the aisle will look in the way they think is most consistent with their own views.  It's very clear that others who have looked at the same issue feel that the president violates the provision of the act which requires work in welfare, defines what work is. He guts that, he ends that requirement for those that seek welfare."

Ron Haskins, a welfare expert and former Republican congressional staffer who helped write the 1996 welfare reform law has said "Romney's welfare attacks are bogus.  There is no plausible scenario under which it really constitutes a serious attack on welfare reform."  Romneys campaign has been saying "Obama quietly ended work requirements for welfare".