GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a new television ad released Tuesday accused President Obama of dismantling the nation’s welfare program.
The new ad targets a recent move by the Obama administration to change welfare requirements and proposes a return to work-based welfare.
“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,” the ad’s narrator says. “And welfare to work goes back to plain old welfare.”
The Romney campaign’s new attack ad continues its push to tag the president as a big government liberal and accuses him of loosely handing out welfare checks.
Meanwhile, Priorities USA Action – a left-leaning Super PAC – on Monday released a new attack ad of its own that features a former Bain employee that lost his health insurance then his wife after Bain Capital shutdown GST Steel.
Romney spokesman Ryan Williams responded to the Priorities USA Action ad by arguing it is a weak effort to overshadow the president’s economic record.
“President Obama’s allies continue to use discredited and dishonest attacks in a contemptible effort to conceal the administration’s deplorable economic record,” he said, according to reports.