News for the past six months or so has been replete with Obama becoming more and more like the candidate he once was - an unapologetic liberal fighting for serious change, rather than the spineless compromiser of the past three years. Here's the latest example: Obama just gutted Clinton's disastrous welfare reform by removing the work requirement.
Republicans accuse HHS of gutting welfare reform with quiet policy change | Fox News
Department of Health and Human Services quietly notified states that they may seek a waiver for the program's strict work requirements.
How exactly the HHS change will play out is unclear. In Thursday's policy directive, the department said the states may seek a waiver from the work component of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, in order to "test alternative and innovative strategies, policies and procedures that are designed to improve employment outcomes for needy families."