Strawman: Reason # 1 Why Mr. Obama Doesn't Deserve a Second Term
10 months ago
Gee, the Republicans are upset at the President of the United States. What else is new?
Last week amidst the various attacks on the numerous culprits who don’t agree with him, Mr. Obama used his executive powers to change and/or gut welfare reform that was passed during the Clinton administration. Now, by opening up waivers to states from the work requirements contained in welfare reform, those on welfare will no longer be required to look for work. Basically, they, the Link Card crowd, can sit on their backsides and do nothing while you and I continue to support them.
Under the 1996 law, able-bodied adults have been required to work, seek employment, take classes, or undergo drug and alcohol counseling in exchange for taxpayer-funded payments known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF. About four million Americans currently receive TANF payments.
The Department of Health and Human Services believes the waivers would help parents “successfully prepare for, find, and retain employment.” The department encouraged states to begin testing a range of new strategies, policies and procedures designed to improve employment outcomes for the needy.
This, fellow citizens, is the same Department of Health and Human Services that will be deciding who in your family will be deserving health care in the months to come should Obama be elected to a second term.
You see, it’s all about the takers.
By making this move Mr. Obama again reached out to his do-nothing-cut-me-a-check-brother-can-you-spare-a-brother-a-twenty in an effort to grab another vote or two. But that comes as no surprise.
Our current President has watched with glee while food-stamp use has increased 46% since December 2008—with total spending more than doubled on the President’s watch to an all-time high of $75.3 billion dollars. So, why should we be surprised when he and the HHS folks lower the bar on, what has been, a successful welfare program—passed by a Democratic President?
We shouldn’t be. And those of you ready to fire the racist gun at the Ol’ Strawman—stand down. Over 34% of the food-stamp alum are white, while only 22% are black. Darn, and you were going to go all Al Sharpton on me.
So, in your quest to educate someone who has the ability to get it, you might use the fact that food-stamp use in America is the highest it’s ever been—and still climbing. Of course you might have to take the person’s cell phone away and knock the Starbucks cup out his or her hand first. By the way, they do accept Link Cards at Starbucks. I've seen it myself.