Statements about Welfare

A Wisconsin bill to limit use of food stamps for junk food would also "prevent -- or limit --  the extent to which" food stamps could be used for organic foods.

Proposed immigration legislation would give new immigrants "a taxpayer-funded cellular phone."

College students "who are NOT U.S. Citizens and who get the PELL Grant" plan to return to their home countries after getting free gas cards and child care.

Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."

On his definition of "takers" and "makers"

Says 11 states have more people on welfare than employed.

Says Walmart employees represent the largest group of Medicaid and food stamp recipients in many states, costing the taxpayer $1,000 per worker.

"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."

The Obama administration is allowing state waivers from welfare work requirements "only if they had a credible plan to increase employment by 20 percent."

Says Mitt Romney asked for a waiver from federal welfare rules.

When his grandfather arrived in the United States, "there were no government benefits for immigrants."

Says President Obama has waived "the work requirement for welfare."

The Obama administration is "unwinding our nation’s welfare-to-work requirements."

"Gov. Romney himself, with 28 other Republican governors, supported policies that would have eliminated the time limits in the welfare reform law and allowed people to stay on welfare forever."

"Under Obama’s plan (for welfare), you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check."

Says 1 in 7 American families is on food stamps.

"Two thirds to three quarters of people without [health] insurance in Rhode Island work."

"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."

"One out of two Americans … are living either in or near poverty. That means 150 million Americans, half of us."

"When my grandfather came to this country back in 1925, there were no government benefits."  

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