Quote of the Day
"When a campaign starts up with the welfare line of attack you know they're scraping bottom... " Charles M. Blow, New York Times columnist, on Mitt Romney's ad accusing President Barack Obama valuing welfare over hard work. You know the ad is bad when the Fox News website points out falsehoods in the spot.
Under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, states must engage at least half of their TANF families in work for a minimum number of hours each month. States can lose federal funding if they don't. The states have some discretion to determine who must work and what activities count as work. The Obama administration said in the letter that it would consider granting waivers from work participation requirements for an array of projects, but that it would not approve any waiver likely to reduce access to employment.The ad is bad when Romney can get no love from Fox News.