Romney Claims Obama Gutting Welfare to Work Rules

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When Bill Clinton signed welfare reform, Democrats and Republicans agreed it would “end Welfare as we know it” by requiring recipients of benefits to seek work.  Now Mitt Romney claims that President Obama has gone back on that promise.

Last month, the Obama Administration opened the door for states to ask for more flexibility in running the federally funded welfare to work program.  

The Obama Administration now accuses Romney of hypocrisy, saying that, when he was Governor of Massachusetts, he asked for an option similar to what he now calls “gutting” welfare reform. 

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Guest:
Ron Haskins - Brookings Institution - @BrookingsInst

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal