Mitt Romney accused President Obama on Tuesday of dismantling the bipartisan welfare reform law Bill Clinton signed in 1996, claiming Obama has waived work requirements on people who receive government assistance. The Obama campaign countered by citing a waiver request Romney made to Congress in 2005, as governor of Massachusetts, that it said was even more lenient on welfare work mandates. In fact, neither Obama nor Romney has sought to ease work requirements on welfare recipients.
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