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Andy Beshear: More Liberal Than Obama, Biden on Work and Welfare

September 20, 2023

Beshear further left than Biden, Obama on work and welfare

Louisville, Ky. (September 20, 2023) – In light of continued attacks from Andy Beshear about his plan to impose work requirements on able-bodied Medicaid recipients, Daniel Cameron is drawing attention to just how liberal Beshear’s record is on opposing work requirements for able-bodied workers. 

“Andy Beshear wants fewer people working and more people on welfare programs,” Daniel Cameron said. “And now, he’s attacking me for proposing work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients. When you’re to the left of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, you’re too liberal to lead Kentucky.” 

Andy Beshear is out of step with most Americans, including the leaders of his own party.

  • While running for president in 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama said, “I am absolutely convinced of is that we have to work as a centerpiece of any social policy,” when discussing federal welfare programs. (Los Angeles Times, 8/19/2008)
  • Joe Biden voted for Bill Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Act, which imposed work requirements for able-bodied people on certain welfare programs. (CNN, 5/17/2023)
  • Joe Biden agreed to expand work requirements for able-bodied people on food stamps earlier this year. (New York Times, 5/29/23)

“Andy Beshear thinks taxpayers should pay for the health insurance of those who are able to work and choose not to,” Cameron said. “That proves he’s more liberal that Barack Obama and Joe Biden.”