Obama In 1999: I Do Not Support The Clinton Welfare Reform
Barack Obama at Carleton College on February 5, 1999: "I'm happy to answer about anything. Legal issues, political issues, football."
AUDIENCE MEMBER: "I was interested in what you said. [Inaudible]"
OBAMA: "Let me take it sort of two fold. The first question which is fairly specific is about welfare reform. As most of you know I think, in 1996 the Republican Congress passed and President Clinton signed a welfare reform bill that essentially ended a 60 year entitlement to welfare. I was a strong proponent of some reform of the welfare system. I would not probably have supported the federal system, the federal bill that was passed."