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Sheheen: Haley's welfare-to-work claims misleading

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By SEANNA ADCOX
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic opponent says her administration hasn't moved more than 20,000 people from welfare to work as claimed, since many of those people still earn so little, they continue to receive government assistance.

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen accused Haley on Wednesday of being dishonest when touting the program's success. The Camden Democrat says she implies that more than 20,000 people secured a job that took them off assistance rolls.

Beyond including meager jobs that don't pay a living wage, he says, the numbers also include people who temporarily get off welfare but then lose a job and re-enroll.

Department of Social Services officials say even a part-time job still results in less assistance.

Haley spokesman Doug Mayer says the welfare-to-work program provides opportunities to find work.

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