The Romney campaign was unfazed by a statement from former President Bill Clinton that called their attack on President Obama's new welfare policy was false. The campaign issued a statement doubling down on their accusation that Obama has taken the work requirement out of welfare.
“President Obama was a vocal opponent of the innovative, bipartisan welfare reforms that President Clinton and a Republican Congress passed in 1996," Ryan Williams, Romney Campaign Spokesman, said in a statement sent first thing Wednesday morning. "His administration has now undermined the central premise of those reforms by gutting the welfare-to-work requirement. Unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney has a record of fighting to strengthen work requirements. As president, he will ensure that nearly sixteen years of progress aren’t erased with one stroke of a pen.”