Romney To CNN: Ad Is 'Spot On'
The ads claim Obama was “gutting welfare” by removing the work requirement from the federal assistance program, CNN reported. The news organization and the non-partisan fact-checking organization, PolitiFact, found the ad’s claim to be false.
Romney stood by his ads Tuesday when he spoke to CNN.
“It has been shown time and time again that the president’s effort to take work requirement out of welfare is a calculated move, the same thing that he did in regard to food stamps,” the Republican presidential nominee said.
The Obama administration directive, issued July 12, allows individual states to experiment with changes to their welfare-to-work programs, which are federally funded. The intent, according to the directive, is to "challenge states to engage in a new round of innovation that seeks to find more effective mechanisms for helping families succeed in employment."
“You look at the facts,” Romney said. “Did he take the work requirement out of welfare?”
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