Mitt Romney’s campaign released the following statement Thursday in response to President Obama’s decision to waive work requirements from welfare:
President Obama now wants to strip the established work requirements from welfare. The success of bipartisan welfare reform, passed under President Clinton, has rested on the obligation of work. The President’s action is completely misdirected. Work is a dignified endeavor, and the linkage of work and welfare is essential to prevent welfare from becoming a way of life.
Bill Clinton, Obama’s Democratic predecessor, worked with the Republican controlled Congress to enact welfare reform in 1996.