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Releasing a startling statistic.
Showing up more than 100 million people are now receiving some federal welfare.
Food stamps and Medicaid on top of the list.
-- on food stamps increased from seventeen million to 45 million last year haven't.
And the issue of -- had -- also a big topic this morning and and that's what Karl Rove is talking about.
It's become a big issue on the campaign trail -- but President Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney battle over the work requirement.
Mitt Romney says the president is trying to get a work requirement out of welfare.
While the administration called those claims misleading.
Karl Rove -- it all down last night on the record.
The Obama administration has used authority under another section section four wrote to.
Which mentions 407.
In order to claim that they authority under for a two gives them a right to ignore that part of the statute.
And they say that they are going to in essence issue.
Approvals of policies and I'm quoting from their from their own paper that involve quote definition of work activities and engagement.
Specified limitations verification procedures and the calculation participation rates that's exactly what 407 is all about so they're using authority.
In one part of the law in order to basically say we're gonna find a way to do what we can't do under the statute and that is waive these.
Tough rules that require people who work in order to get welfare and limit how long can they could be on -- on welfare.
And -- a further indication what the administration is going to do they said that they were not there are not likely to approve any policy waivers that are quote.
Likely to reduce access to aid in other words nothing that'll save money.
Still only -- policy.
That either keeps -- at the current level or increase is -- so get clearly I think the administration is wrong here but I -- was -- to take dead Dana Juan and I again I've where's the administration got to statutory authority.
To do something that congress explicitly voted in a bipartisan fashion to say could not be waived by executive action.
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