New Romney Television Ad: "Right Choice"

Today, Romney for President and the Republican National Committee released a new coordinated television ad, “Right Choice,” which you can view here: http://mi.tt/MJGvDT

In 1996, President Clinton signed bipartisan legislation to reform welfare by requiring work. Sixteen years later, President Obama quietly gutted this landmark law. Mitt Romney will restore the bipartisan reforms to welfare and move our country in the right direction.

ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT AND THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE RELEASE NEW TELEVISION AD, “RIGHT CHOICE”

Boston, MA – Today, Romney for President and the Republican National Committee released a new coordinated television advertisement, “Right Choice.” In 1996, President Clinton signed bipartisan legislation to reform welfare by requiring work. Sixteen years later, President Obama quietly gutted this landmark law. Mitt Romney will restore the bipartisan reforms to welfare and move our country in the right direction.

To View “Right Choice” Please See: http://mi.tt/MJGvDT

 

AD FACTS: Script For “Right Choice”

 

VOICEOVER: “In 1996, President Clinton and a bipartisan Congress helped end welfare as we know it.”

 

VIDEO TEXT: “1996 Welfare Reform: ‘Unprecedented Success’”

 

  • ·          The Washington Post Headline: “Welfare Reform's Unprecedented Success” (Bill Archer, “Welfare Reform's Unprecedented Success,” The Washington Post, 8/10/98)

 

VOICEOVER: “By requiring work for welfare.”

 

VIDEO TEXT: “Clinton’s Plan: Requiring Work For Welfare”

 

  • ·          (President Bill Clinton, Statement, 8/22/96)

 

VOICEOVER: “But on July 12th, President Obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements.”

 

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Guts Welfare Reform”

 

  • ·         The Heritage Foundation Headline: “Obama Guts Welfare Reform” (Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley, “Obama Guts Welfare Reform,” The Heritage Foundation, 7/12/12)

 

  • ·         The Associated Press Headline: “Obama Administration Opens The Door For States To Seek Major Changes In Welfare-To-Work Law” (Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, “Obama Administration Opens The Door For States To Seek Major Changes In Welfare-To-Work Law,” The Associated Press, 7/13/12)

 

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama Drops Work Requirements”

 

  • ·         Obama Administration Department Of Health And Human Services: “HHS Has Authority To Waive Compliance … And Authorize A State To Test Approaches And Methods Other Than Those Set Forth In Section 407 [Work Requirements].” (Information Memorandum, “Guidance Concerning Waiver And Expenditure Authority Under Section 1115,” Department Of Health And Human Services, 7/12/12)

 

VOICEOVER: “Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check.”

 

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama’s Plan: You Wouldn’t Have To Work”

 

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama’s Plan: Wouldn’t Have To Train For A Job”

 

VIDEO TEXT: “They Just Send You Your Welfare Check”

 

 

VOICEOVER: “And welfare to work goes back to being plain old welfare.”

 

VIDEO TEXT: “Welfare To Work”

 

VIDEO TEXT: “Welfare”

 

  • ·         Brookings Institution(Ron Haskins, “The Outcomes Of 1996 Welfare Reform, Testimony, House Committee On Ways And Means, 7/19/06)

 

VIDEO TEXT: “Romney’s Plan: Work For Welfare”

 

VOICEOVER: “Mitt Romney will restore the work requirement because it works.”

 

MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.”