From Matt Hadro's article in Newsbusters:
Hans Bader, senior attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, added that "Waiving work requirements in favor of job training" allures more people to the welfare ranks.. . . Hans Bader maintained that the move was entirely illegal since the President did not let Congress vote on the changes. . . “[the law's] work requirements . . . were specifically designed not to be waivable," he wrote.
"Congress has the power to rewrite laws, not the president, and the Obama administration's action flouted the language, structure, and purpose of the welfare-reform law," Bader continued.