This myth has been making the rounds for weeks, but when Rick Santorum had the gall to say it straight into a camera, and straight into Americans' living rooms, I had to write this post. Santorum stated in his speech at the RNC last night that President Obama had eliminated the work requirement for welfare; that is, that the President has authorized assistance checks to be handed out without requiring the recipients to work or train for a job. The thing it, it's not true. Santorum and the Republicans know it's not true. They are hoping that people will hear these claims and believe them without doing some research. So I've done the research for you, and can prove that President Obama has not removed the work requirement.