Friday, July 13, 2012

Dictator Obama Guts Welfare Reform By Executive Order

Once again, Obama sidesteps Congress to appeal to another constituency...the deadbeat class whom Democrats keep enslaved via Welfare and other handouts ( - The Foundry).

The imperial Presidency has overturned Congress and the law again. Not content to stop at rewriting immigration policy, education policy and energy policy, yesterday, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the Clinton-era reform.

While this real news occurred yesterday, most of the media remained fixated on political ads and speeches, letting a major and unilateral shift in America’s welfare system go nearly unreported.

Welfare reform replaced the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children with a new program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The Heritage Foundation played a pivotal role in building bipartisan consensus for the reform and providing many of the recommendations that became part of the law. The whole point was that able-bodied adults should be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving welfare aid.

This reform was very successful. TANF became the only welfare program (out of more than 70) that promoted greater self-reliance. It moved 2.8 million families off the welfare rolls and into jobs so that they were providing for themselves. Child poverty fell, and single-parent employment rose. Recipients were required to perform at least 20–30 hours per week of work or job preparation activities in exchange for the cash benefit.

Now, Obama’s HHS is claiming that it can waive those work requirements that are at the heart of the law, and without Congress’s consent.

Separation of powers and the U.S. Constitution doesn't mean a thing to this dictator. No wonder he thinks Hugo Chavez is not to be feared, because Obama acts like him.


Anonymous said...

What stupid, stupid racist asshole you are!

Wow, what the hell is wrong with you…Oh, wait. your a racist. that’s what’s wrong!

Clearly trying to associate the President of the United States to Castro with a font is about as stupid as things get.Yeah, why should the media report on FONTS?!?!

Firstly, executive orders have long been enshrined as among the powers available to the presidency. George Washington set the precedent with an executive order that proclaimed American neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars. Ronald Reagan issued 381 executive orders in two terms; Bill Clinton, 364; and George W. Bush, 291. At 127, President Obama is well within the standards set by his predecessors. Nevertheless, if President Obama is a dictator for his use of executive orders, then this nation has been a dictatorship from the beginning.

Secondly, do they know what a dictator even is? Augustus, Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon, Hitler and Stalin were dictators. By definition, a dictatorship does not fly under the radar: If you live in one, you know it. If you don’t, you debate it on the radio.

Obama is not a criminal but he IS a fool! Eight years of GOP Bush left us a scorched earth. Obama is on the right path to repair the damage. The GOP and cooperate America has hijacked the right wing and are the ones who will continue the damage.
It was CEO’s, Wall Street and Bush that made this mess.

Grumpy•5 hours ago•parent−

You can't read - I keep forgetting.

I realize that many words are foreign to conservatives, but here, put on your beret and pretend you're smarter than you really are.

"Presidential Memorandum that directed federal agencies to identify “barriers in Federally funded programs that currently prevent states, localities, and tribes, from efficiently using tax dollars to achieve the best results for their constituents.”"

Now here, many of you at least are in favor of creating greater efficiency in government, especially when it comes to welfare reform.

But instead we have yet another example of the clueless right firing off their six guns into the air - Yosemite Sam style - cause that black man did something - even though they obviously haven't a clue as to what he did - and even after you show them why he did it.

It's nothing short of amazing the extent o which right wingers like jim spout off their mouths thinking their making one point, when in fact all they are doing is showing their ignorance.

No doubt about it, this week proved I was right. Obama-haters ARE racists. Can;t stand the black man in office!

missiondweller said...

With this, Obama has showed he is against bipartisan cooperation, not just while he is President, but against past cooperation between president Clinton and a Republican congress.

Phoenix Matthias said...

This is a clarion call to the men and women of the United States of America: make a stand NOW. You must make a peaceful and civil stand now! When you stand you shall stand upon the Constitution. We The People must say enough is enough! We have had enough of the Executive branch going around the Legislative Branch.

President Obama's motivations matter not. The results of his actions matter not. The methods that Obama has used to impose his will are unacceptable. We have a Law and limits on Executive power for a reason. Look at the DOMA Law, the Immigration issue, and not this welfare issue. The more people there are on welfare, the less money there is for everyone on the welfare rolls. By allowing the States to ignore the searching-for-work requirement yes more people will jump on the welfare rolls. This will mean less money available for them and the people already on the welfare rolls.

The Law excluded the Search-for-Work requirement from being waived for a reason. Now, without
Congressional action, President Obama and his administration has rewritten the law. In doing so he and his admin. have violated the checks and balances. They have made law without the consent of the Legislature.

He may have the purest motives. His motives don't change the fact that he is acting more like a Ruler than a Leader. Who do YOU, the People, want running the USA? A ruler or a leader: