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FlackCheck Video: Pataki on Welfare Changes

In this video, FlackCheck.org reviews George Pataki’s claim that his “conservative policies” as governor “reduced the number of New Yorkers on welfare by 1 million.”

Actually, as FactCheck.org wrote in the May 29 story “Pataki’s Welfare Whopper,” the sharp decline had more to do with a 1996 federal overhaul of the nation’s welfare system.

Pataki made the claim in his May 28 presidential announcement speech in New Hampshire.