For Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI-04), reforms that foster responsibility are "ideological" attacks contrary to the "best interest of the people whom we represent."
Moore, for example, condemned Wisconsin Gov. Walker's proposed reforms to the FoodShare program that would require able-bodied adults without dependent children to enroll in job training programs in order to receive food stamps, saying the change "would increase the number of hungry adults in Wisconsin."
Why? Moore explains that Milwaukee has a 9.6% unemployment rate and that "securing employment after finishing unpaid job training is not guaranteed." So, Moore argues, job training without a guaranteed job is a waste of time.
But at least Moore has been consistent; she has been among the most outspoken opponents of measures to reform entitlement programs and provide accountability mechanisms to curtail fraud.
Think of her as the Anti-Paul Ryan.
In 2012, Moore assailed a Republican plan to prevent welfare payments at liquor stores, strip clubs, and casinos as "mean spirited" and "demeaning to the poor."
In January 2013, the New York Post documented a litany of cases of welfare fraud in just such seedy institutions.
Not a problem for Gwen Moore.