RNC Conference Call With Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on President Obama Gutting Welfare Reform... WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will hold a press conference call TODAY, August 8th at 10:30 AM ET 7:30 my time.As I sit here waiting for the call to start I can't help thinking what can he say that hasn't been said.They just came on and said it would be a few more minutes. I have edited out music and hold time.Newt is on.."Thank you for giving me a chance to talk about both the history of temporary assistance for needy families and also why the Obama decision to unilaterally waive the work requirements is so outrageous. The fact is, that Section 407 was written not to be waivable. They used a gimmick in order to try to waive it but it was deliberately written not to be waivable for a practical reason. The people who were demanding that we have welfare reform to move people towards work and study deeply distrusted Liberals who we were convinced would immediately go back to the pre-1996 model and begin to waive things so that at one time bed rest, getting a massage, you name it, a list of things that met work requirements was absurd...
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