Gov. Jan Brewer: Obama Administration's Welfare Plan Is 'Just Not Healthy'
Last month, the Obama administration sent out a memo that could change the work requirement tied to welfare. It triggered letters from at least nine governors, warning that the move could wipe out progress made by the bipartisan law passed in 1996. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer joined Shannon Bream in Tampa to discuss why she’s fighting back against the potential reform.
She said it is common sense that if someone is out there actively looking for a job, they will have a better chance of finding one. But she warns, this new work requirement could dissuade people from continuing their search while receiving welfare benefits. Gov. Brewer added, “Why take something so successful
and has a record, and do away with it. […] I believe this administration, basically, they just simply want to make everybody dependent on government. It’s not healthy, it’s just not healthy.”
The governor went on to say that President Obama should not have the power to make laws without Congress and said it is “unbelievable” and “inherently wrong” that his administration would attempt to do so.