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October 31, 2012

Romney Bringing Out Welfare Attack on Obama As Game-Clincher?

Romney's welfare ad -- which accused of Obama of gutting the strict requirements for work, because, you see, he did -- was detested by the media, especially those pretending to be neutral fact-checkers, because they felt it was race-baiting.

Even if it was accurate, it was race-baiting, so they made the extraordinary claim that it wasn't accurate.

It's accurate. It's always been accurate. Previously, the law was firm that those on welfare must seek and find work. Now states may waive that requirement, so long as they submit a "plan" to reduce welfare caseloads.

Not that they actually do reduce welfare caseloads-- so long as the file a "plan" to do so.

As the best method of getting people off welfare is getting them on work, any plan that reduced the requirement to work is automatically not a plan to reduce welfare caseloads.

The welfare attack disappeared from the airwaves for a while.

Kaus says it's back.

I was worried the welfare issue hadn’t tested well for Mitt Romney–it disappeared from his ads for a while and he didn’t bring it up in the debates. But it now looks like he was just saving it for the endgame in Ohio, Colorado and Iowa–where Obama’s controversial welfare “waiver” policy has again been raised in a Romney TV ad.

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