Obama Signs Directive Eliminating All Work Requirement To Receive Welfare Benefits

Posted by Brian

Only a few weeks after chastising the Supreme Court, in advance of potentially finding ObamaCare unconstitutional, Obama once again takes the "do as I say, not as I do" road to dictatorial power.

Obama took a shot across the bow of the Supreme Court prior to their decision, warning them with the statement, "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."

In a further slap in the face he questioned how "an unelected group of people" could overturn a law approved by Congress, apparently unaware of the three separate, but equal branches of government.  He was probably thinking of the Soviet Union, or something.

Now, under an effective cover of darkness (or media blackout), Obama has become the legislative, judicial, and the executive branch, "overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress", the 1990's Welfare Reform Act, with the stroke of a pen, and removing any requirements for able-bodied people to have to actually look for work if they receive welfare benefits.

Are you angry yet?!!

Obama Guts Welfare Reform 
Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley
July 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Today, the Obama 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 reform law. The Obama directive bludgeons the letter and intent of the actual reform legislation.

Welfare Reform under Clinton 
Welfare reform replaced the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children with a new program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The underlying concept of welfare reform was that able-bodied adults should be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving welfare aid.
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  1. 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:


    1. An intellectual bullseye! Great comment. Passionate AND informative!