The Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan, has an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor, picked up by Yahoo! News:
The ink wasn't even dry on the proposal when the wailing began. You might be excused for thinking the safety net was being dismantled. One Democratic senator wondered aloud whether the bill would prompt the widespread auctioning of abandoned children into slavery. A senior Democrat in the House of Representatives warned that within two years of enactment, the bill would "put 1.5 million to 2.5 million children into poverty."
You remember those criticisms ... you heard them last month when the House of Representatives passed its fiscal year 2012 budget resolution, right?
Actually, they were all spoken 15 years ago, on the eve of the historic passage of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act.