OBAMA OPENS DOOR TO MASSIVE WELFARE SPENDING

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Obama opens door to massive welfare spending

Overall, President Barack Obama plans to spend $12.7 trillion on means-tested welfare over the next decade. Photo Credit:AP

Last Thursday, the Obama Administration quietly issued new bureaucratic rules that overturned the popular welfare reform law of 1996. This was an illegal move, and it completely undoes years of progress that helped millions of Americans. …

Having lost repeated legislative battles to abolish workfare, the left has now gone backdoor, using an arcane bureaucratic device called a section 1115 waiver to declare the actual work standards written in the TANF law null and void and grant federal bureaucrats carte blanche authority to devise new replacement standards. …

Obama plans to increase spending on means-tested welfare spending further after the current recession ends, spreading the wealth through a dramatic, permanent expansion of the welfare state. The President’s own budget calls for a permanent increase in annual means-tested spending from 4.5 percent to 6 percent of gross domestic product. Combined annual federal and state spending would reach $1.56 trillion in 2022. Overall, President Obama plans to spend $12.7 trillion on means-tested welfare over the next decade.

Read more:http://times247.com/articles/obama-calls-for-12-7-trillion-in-new-welfare-spending#ixzz212RS9r4Z

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