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Tell Congress: Draft Legislation to Make States 'Pay Their Way' through Welfare Programs

During the 2008 presidential campaign a woman famously bragged on-camera that she wouldn’t have to worry about paying her mortgage or putting gas in her car, because she was going to “help” Obama by getting him elected, and then he would help her by taking care of all her needs.

It seems she wasn’t far off with her prediction.

This July, Barack Obama bypassed Congress — again — and quietly renewed work-waivers for states, ensuring that his gutting of welfare reform remains a reality for yet another year.

And according to a September 14 report from the Congressional Research Service has shown that Obama’s own welfare “reforms” since he took office has already caused the number of food stamp recipients to double. 

So how did we get here?

In 1996, Congress passed and Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act effectively curbing and reforming our up-until-that-point unbridled welfare system, and, as a result, poverty dropped. A Heritage report notes that “the reform successfully helped move welfare recipients off of the rolls and into jobs and cut the welfare caseload by half within five years.” How? Work was mandated.

In 1996 work became a requirement for “able-bodied adults without dependents” (ABAWDs) to receive benefits. Specifically, these individuals were required to fulfill one of the below options or forego aid altogether after their 3-month limit:

·         Work at least half-time (20 hours in a week)

·         Participate in an employment and training program for at least 20 hours per week; or

·         Participate in a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program) “workfare” program for at least 20 hours per week.

However, after Obama became President all of this changed – tucked within the many pages of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Section 101(e) removed the time-limits for individuals who were not working 20 hours a week. This little provision lasted for over a year (April 2009 – September 30, 2010) and has been “silently renewed” by the President ever since for the sake of “economic recovery”.

Since Obama continues to ignore our system of government, alert citizens like us need to continue to push back against his un-Constitutional actions by forcing Congress to stop his behavior, or at least, to prevent his proclamations from taking effect.

Petition your US Representative and Senators now and tell them to draft legislation eliminating federal aid to states who take advantage of Obama's latest gutting of "Work Free" welfare. Let states who go along with Obama’s welfare system pay their own way. Contact the US Congress now and make sure they know you are outraged that President Obama is acting alone as a dictator!

Public Comments
Jan 26th, 2013
Paul B. from Burlington, CO signed.
Jan 26th, 2013
Ivan O. from Manassas, VA signed.
Jan 26th, 2013
Betty S. from Loretto, TN writes:
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If they are well and able to work let them do the jobs the illigals Obama allowed into America are doing.
Jan 25th, 2013
Linda B. from Cottondale, AL signed.
Jan 25th, 2013
Geoffrey W G. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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No reason for some fiscally responsible to have to pay other states extravagance, that they use to garner votes no taxation without representation
Jan 25th, 2013
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Jan 24th, 2013
SD S. from Wahoo, NE signed.
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Kevin R. from San Diego, CA signed.
Jan 24th, 2013
Kevin R. from San Diego, CA signed.
Jan 24th, 2013
Roby M. from Spring Hill, TN writes:
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I strongly urge you to draft legislation eliminating federal aid to states who take advantage of Obama's latest gutting of "Work Free" welfare. Let states who go along with Obama’s welfare system pay their own way.
Jan 23rd, 2013
Carolyn M. from Joshua, TX signed.
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Margaret F. from Omaha, AR signed.
Jan 23rd, 2013
Roxanna S. from Citrus Heights, CA writes:
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sick of rewarding lazy people!!! the more you give,the more they take> Like DAH!
Jan 22nd, 2013
ken c. from Sanborn, NY signed.
Jan 22nd, 2013
Norma D. from Garland, TX signed.
Jan 22nd, 2013
Lorraine H. from Vero Beach, FL writes:
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I urge you to draft legislation eliminating federal aid to states who take advantage of President Obama's "Work Free" welfare. I am outraged that President Obama is acting alone as a dictator!
Jan 22nd, 2013
Allen L. from Humboldt, SD signed.
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Jan 21st, 2013
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Jan 18th, 2013
Debbie M. from Irmo, SC writes:
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Let the states that go the pOTUS's way fund their own way through welfare!
Jan 18th, 2013
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