The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has begun airing a new commercial in North Carolina and in other battleground states accusing President Barack Obama of gutting welfare workfare reforms passed during the 1990s. Romney promises to restore the workfare reforms if elected president.
UPDATE: Lis Smith, Obama campaign: “In the latest example of Mitt Romney not telling the truth, he falsely attacks the President for weakening welfare to work requirements. The truth is that the President is giving states additional flexibility only if they move more people from welfare to work – not fewer. As Governor, Romney asked for even greater flexibility to waive the central part of the law by letting people receive benefits for an indefinite period and as HHS has said, his waiver request wouldn't be approved today because it weakened the law too much. By falsely attacking a policy that both he and his Republican allies have supported for years, Romney is once again flip flopping on a position he took in Massachusetts, and demonstrating that he lacks the core strength and principles the nation needs in a President."