Romney Attacks Obama For Welfare Plan He Supported As Massachusetts Governor
President Obama’s plan to give states more flexibility on welfare reform is exactly what Mitt Romney supported as governor. His ad claiming that Obama “guts welfare reform” is blatantly dishonest.
“The Obama campaign fought back, arguing Romney had sought even greater flexibility from the welfare law when he was governor of Massachusetts. Obama’s campaign circulated a 2005 letter Romney signed along with 28 other Republican governors in support of Senate legislation that would have permitted increased waiver authority.
“‘The truth is that the President is giving states additional flexibility only if they move more people from welfare to work – not fewer,’ said Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith.”