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'Mitt Romney Will Restore the Work Requirement Because it Works'

5:03 AM, Aug 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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In an ad released this morning, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney goes after Democrat Barack Obama for being to the left of President Bill Clinton on welfare: 

Here's the transcript: 

VOICEOVER: “In 1996, President Clinton and a bipartisan Congress helped end welfare as we know it.”

VIDEO TEXT: “1996 Welfare Reform: ‘Unprecedented Success’”

VOICEOVER: “By requiring work for welfare.”

VIDEO TEXT: “Clinton’s Plan: Requiring Work For Welfare”

VOICEOVER: “But on July 12th, President Obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements.”

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Guts Welfare Reform”

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Drops Work Requirements”

VOICEOVER: “Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check.”

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama’s Plan: You Wouldn’t Have To Work”

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama’s Plan: Wouldn’t Have To Train For A Job”

 VIDEO TEXT: “They Just Send You Your Welfare Check”

VOICEOVER: “And welfare to work goes back to being plain old welfare.”

VIDEO TEXT: “Welfare To Work”

VIDEO TEXT: “Welfare”

VIDEO TEXT: “Romney’s Plan: Work For Welfare”

VOICEOVER: “Mitt Romney will restore the work requirement because it works.”

MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.”

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