Obama 'gutting' the welfare system?
Romney goes after policy changes
- Duration 3:25
- Date Aug 7, 2012
Romney goes after policy changes
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Mitt Romney says President Obama is gutting welfare as we know -- the White House fires back.
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Good evening I'm Bret -- the insults and directives and implications are growing ever more incendiary in the presidential race.
With a little more than thirteen weeks ago.
Today Mitt Romney launched a new barrage against the president this time going after changes to a program near and dear to democratic hearts.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron is in Chicago tonight.
In Barack Obama's backyard at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant Mitt Romney blasted the president.
For a little noticed administrative move last month Romney says could got welfare of its -- -- work requirements.
That is wrong if I'm president I'll -- worked back in welfare.
Chronicles the president's welfare and other policies extreme big government liberalism and the GOP pointed to mr.
Obama's thirteen year old stated opposition to one of the Clinton -- biggest bipartisan achievements I was not a wire.
A huge supporter.
Via the federal plan that was -- the American -- -- -- attacking -- key swing states -- with ads aimed at moderate and independent voters who back workfare type programs.
Under Obama's plan you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train -- -- did you send in your welfare check the White House argues that Romney signed a 2005 letter with fellow GOP governors urging congress to grant states more flexibility and providing welfare services that what the Obama administration is now proposing.
-- says he never supported ending welfare to work requirements and one at congressional reform not unilateral action by the White House.
Obama meanwhile charges Romney's economic plan -- from the middle class to give to the rich price he'd.
Ask the middle class to pay more in Texas that he could give another 250000.
Dollar tax cut to people making more than three million dollars a year.
-- like Robin Hood in reverse.
-- -- -- An interview with Fox News -- fired back with a bumper -- singer at his own.
We've been watching the president say a lot of things about me about my policies and that is not right.
And and if I were to -- term it would be a -- only.
It's you know he's serving up they dish which is simply in contradiction of the truth.
With potential running mates Jeb Bush Condoleezza Rice and Rick Santorum all scheduled to speak at the GOP convention now.
Romney dismissed the idea that -- off the VP list.
You don't -- -- that we would be so silly as to it not provide from time to time the capacity to throw people off -- you.
The fact that someone is speaking at the convention doesn't mean that they wouldn't necessarily find there's speaking slot changed from one.
Time to another.
No hits from Romney as to who is likely pick will -- And no real clear indication as to timetable but it does depend some to some degree on his wife and Romney.
Who has been in the United Kingdom watching the Olympics her horse did not qualify for a medal round today.
-- can return to the states tomorrow -- be reunited with her husband in Boston on Friday.
And that basically opens the window for what many think will be -- pres vice presidential pick sometime after this coming weekend after the closing ceremonies the Olympics on the twelfth.
Brett will be watching Carl Cameron live in Chicago tonight Karl thank you now.