Precedence should sit this one out

by Barnabas Piper
Posted 8/21/12, 03:05 pm

Society cannot function without laws. We need laws and the enforcement of them to ensure safety, structure, and well being. Laws protect our way of life and restrict harmful behavior. A proper legislative system will promote or reward good and punish evil. At least that's the theory.

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Hatch (Associated Press/Photo by Colin E. Braley)

Welfare rewind

Poverty | GOP lawmakers try to stop the Obama administration's rewrite of welfare work requirements
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 7/19/12, 02:54 pm

WASHINGTON-Congressional Republicans on Wednesday introduced legislation to block the Obama administration's recent decision to waive long-standing welfare work requirements.

Last week President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new policy directive easing the work mandate that was written into the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. That requirement states that welfare recipients must be employed or prove they're looking for work as a condition for receiving aid.

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The brief, happy life of welfare reform

by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 7/16/12, 02:04 pm

Back in the days of Bill Clinton, I got my news from National Public Radio and Rush Limbaugh. It was an interesting balance: What one covered the other trashed or ignored.

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