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Mitt Romney Warned In 2008 Democrats Would Take The Work Requirement Out Of Welfare

Mitt Romney often attacks President Obama for a Health and Human Services memo giving states the possibility to get waivers for more flexibility on certain requirements of the welfare-to-work law. Romney says that President Obama “gutted” welfare reform. In his 2008 speech to the RNC, Mitt Romney said the liberals under an Obama would “take work requirements out of welfare” to “replace opportunity with dependency on government largesse.”

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.
 
 

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