FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign, but the program is a shadow of its old self in the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of “welfare queens” against government poverty programs promoted by liberals. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign, but the program is a shadow of its old self in the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of “welfare queens” against government poverty programs promoted by liberals.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign, but the program is a shadow of its old self in the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of “welfare queens” against government poverty programs promoted by liberals. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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