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Santorum's votes do not support his campaign rhetoric. He is plain and simple a big spending, establishment, Washington insider. While he was in congress his voting record shows he voted to raise the debt ceiling five times and voted for numerous "pork barrel" projects. He supported polices that started the shift from a budget surplus to the beginning of the deficit we have now. In addition he voted for trillions of dollars in tax cuts. His voting record also indicates that he voted against reinstating " pay as you go" rules that could have offset these expeditures with spending cuts.
Santorum also Voted for:
Medicare Part D
"the bridge to nowhere"
taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
not cutting the budget for National Endowment for the Arts by 10%
the sale of supercomputers to China
Federal bureaucrats to get the same payraises as uniformed military
for increasing the minimum wage six times
making it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
allowing illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
giving SSI benefits to legal aliens
giving welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors
increasing taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund
increasing taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans
Look up Santorum's voting record and decide for yourself. I don't know about you but I am tired of of big spending, establishment Washington insiders in the guise of " a conservative" running this country.
Newt has lost all creditability with the majority of Republican voters. He and his "friends" want to blame everyone else for his problems. He claims he didn't do well in a couple of the debates because the audience wasn't allowed to cheer and because Romney packed the audience with his supporters. Might his fall in the polls be due to the lies that come out of his mouth? Newt's ex wife says he was not deposed in their divorce proceedings. This after he was quoted in an interview in FL saying he didn't lie about his affairs in his deposition. Newt told everyone that he offered friends to be interviewed by ABC to refute his wife's story. By his own admission he didn't tell the truth about this. He has also told Americans a lot of misinformation about capitalism and the free market causing damage to the Republican Party. He was forced to remove two ads that contained untruths about his opponent Mitt Romney. His stand on illegal immigration? Did he tell us his older daughter is running his FL campaign prior to trotting her out to defend him against his ex wife's allegations? What about accusing Paul Ryan’s budget of right wing social engineering? Maybe it is because people are discovering he is a true establishment, Washington insider. Maybe because he supported Rockefeller? Because he is being investigated by the FEC for his campaign financial dealings? How about the “Holocaust Survivors” robocalls? Claiming Romney is hostile to religion? The list could go on and on. We already have someone in the white house who refuses to take responsibility and blames someone else for our country's problems. Do we really want to elect a candidate who will be more of the same? Before Newt accuses others of being dishonest he should clean up his own act.
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