Romney Campaign Accuses Obama of Wanting To ‘Gut Welfare Reform’

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President Obama (Photo: Getty)

According to a campaign update sent out this morning by Mitt Romney’s spokeswoman Andrea Saul, the Romney campaign is going to be spending the week “discussing President Obama’s actions gutting welfare reform.” To that end, this morning, they released a new television ad pitting President Barack Obama against President Bill Clinton by accusing him of destroying the 1996 welfare reform plan enacted by President Clinton “and a bipartisan Congress.”

“In 1996, President Clinton and a bipartisan Congress helped end welfare as we know it by requiring work for welfare. But on July 12th, President Obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements,” a narrator says in the ad. “Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check and welfare to work goes back to being plain old welfare.” Continue reading “Romney Campaign Accuses Obama of Wanting To ‘Gut Welfare Reform’”

Allen West: ‘I Want To Try To Open Up A Chick-Fil-A Franchise’

 Allen West: I Want To Try To Open Up A Chick Fil A Franchise
Rep. Allen West (Photo: West.House.gov)

Florida Congressman Allen West  had a rather interesting response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s threats to block the fast food chain Chick-Fil-A from opening a restaurant in the Windy City due to the CEO, Dan Cathy’s, admission he doesn’t support same-sex marriage. Mr. West brought up the Chick-Fil-A controversy during an interview with CNBC’s Rick Santelli today on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.

“I had to come up from down South because I wanted to try to open up a Chick-Fil-A franchise here in Chicago,” said Mr. West.

However, it doesn’t seem like the congressman is really putting his money where his mouth is. Continue reading “Allen West: ‘I Want To Try To Open Up A Chick-Fil-A Franchise’”