In yet another attempt to seduce more Americans into dependence on government, the Obama Administration is waiving the work requirements for welfare.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent an “information memorandum” to states this afternoon exercising waiver authority under the Social Security Act for the provision that “parents and caretakers receiving assistance under the [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)] program engage in work activities.”
“HHS is encouraging states to consider new, more effective ways to meet the goals of TANF, particularly helping parents successfully prepare for, find, and retain employment,” the memo said, adding that the goal of the waiver is “to allow states to test alternative and innovative strategies, policies, and procedures that are designed to improve employment outcomes for needy families.”
….“President Obama just tore up a basic foundation of the welfare contract,” said Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). “In exchange for taxpayer-funded TANF payments, the law calls on able-bodied adults to work, look for work, take classes, or undergo drug and alcohol counseling. It’s the tough love that gives people motivation to help themselves.”
Is there any President in American history, including Nixon, who has shown less
respect for the law? Have we ever had a President, including Carter, who made
such a show of being utterly indifferent about whether our tax dollars are well
spent? Has there ever been a man less qualified to handle the presidency than
the one who currently occupies the White House? Barack Obama isn’t just a bad
President; he is the single, worst President in the history of the United States.