One proposed "loophole" he criticized would let welfare recipients count college classes toward their work requirements.
"Under the way they're kind of writing it right now out of the Senate Finance Committee, some people could spend their entire five years -- there's a five-year work requirement -- on welfare going to college," Bush said.
"Now, that's not my view of helping people become independent and it's certainly not my view of understanding the importance of work and helping people achieve the dignity necessary so they can live a free life, free from government control."
This little part says it all... Does he have any freaking idea how hard it is?? I doubt it...disgusting...If you allowed them to go to college and actually be able to finish, they'd be much less likely to end up on the other forms of assistance (beside the actual cash payments, which are the only thing the 5 year limit applies to). Even if your five years is up on actual payments in cash, you can still get food stamps, Section 8 housing, and medicaid for an indefinate amount of time, meaning as long as they can show need, meaning forever if necessary. (Probably other stuff too) Perhaps if you let them go to school, they might be able to provide these things themselves to their own family instead having to rely on the gov't. I would say that that would make them more "free from government control" than the way they're currently doing it.....Nice that a guy who had everything handed to him can see fit to tell the rest of us how easy it is to just pull yourself up by the boot straps...