Republican Welfare Reform Architect Blasts Romney’s Misleading Ad
Ron Haskins, who worked as as senior adviser to George W. Bush on welfare policy, says Romney’s attacks on Obama –claiming that he will gut welfare reform and drop work requirements — are not true. States must meet rigorous requirements to get flexibility.
Haskins says, “First of all, the states have to apply individually for waivers. And they have to explain in detail, sometimes using data, why this approach would lead to either more employment or better jobs for people who are trying to welfare or get off welfare.”