But since penalizing the poors for being poors is a favorite Republican passtime, a lot of them are upset. The Advocate went and talked to some of them about it. One such Republican venting his frustration that we aren't doing enough to humiliate the less fortunate was U.S. Senate candidate Charles Boustany.
U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, also issued a statement on the waiver, though he criticized the Obama administration for granting the waiver that Edwards requested.Is that really how he wants to do this? We just went through a statewide election last year where the Republican failed to gain traction with voters simply by saying "Obama Obama Obama" every five minutes. The President will only become less relevant this year as his term in office draws to an end. But okay. Let's see if Boustany is still on that theme in November.
“We simply must require work for welfare. President Obama may not like work requirements, but they honor our values and work ethic, and they send a clear message that welfare should be transitional and temporary, not a way of life,” he said.