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Romney ad: Obama ‘gutting welfare reform’

By STEVE PEOPLES
August 8, 2012

Mitt Romney has released a new television ad accusing President Barack Obama of “gutting welfare reform.”

The Republican presidential contender says Obama simply wants to pass out checks without the work requirement adopted in President Bill Clinton‘s welfare overhaul.

The Obama campaign says Romney is twisting the facts. Obama says he’s giving states the flexibility they’ve asked for to make welfare more efficient. Romney is among several Republican governors who signed a letter back in 1995 asking for more “waiver authority.”

The ad is part of Romney’s push to paint Obama as a big-government liberal.

Romney’s campaign is refusing to say where and when the new advertisement is running. Its release comes the same day that Romney campaigns in Chicago, the home of Obama’s national campaign headquarters.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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One Response to Romney ad: Obama ‘gutting welfare reform’

  1. Mark-NC

    August 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Just wondering if you have pointed out that EVERY WORD of this Romney ad is a LIE?

    What the new rule does is allow States more leeway in administering Welfare – something Romney himself requested as Governor of Mass.