Santorum: Obama Sounds like a two bit dictator on Welfare

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that President Barack Obama is acting like former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in his new policy on
welfare.  Last week Obama made new changes to the eligibility rules of Welfare.  The adjustments include federal waivers for states relating to certain parts of the 1996 welfare-reform law.

The idea is to allow states to try new methods to get jobs for low-income
individuals.  There are no news ways, you either get off your butt, and look for work, or don’t get welfare.

This has outraged Republicans who say Obama’s change would eviscerate the work requirements that are part of the seminal 1996 law.  Also, the law passed in 1996 stated there was no way for a state to apply for a waiver, but as usual, Obama thinking of himself in divine ways, took it upon himself to change the law, saying that as president, he has that right.

“Going out and saying, ‘I’m going to change the law on welfare,’ ‘I’m going to
eliminate the work requirement,’ something that we fought for, President Clinton
signed . . . probably the single greatest accomplishment social- welfare-wise in
the last 20 years, and President Obama gets up and says, ‘Nope, I’m going to
change the law’ by speaking,” Santorum told ABC News.

“This sounds like a two-bit dictator, not a president of the United States. You do not change the law by speaking.”  As for Mussolini, “My grandfather left Il Duce in Italy, who could get up and change the law by giving a speech,” Santorum said. “We do not need another
person who thinks that they can simply get up, give a speech, change the law and
then dare the Congress.”

Newsmax

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