Rick Santorum voted to fund National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) even though federal funding of the arts is not a core government function, and there is no reason for federal government, rather than state or local governments, to fund the arts, orchestras, art museums. The NEA used tax dollars to pay for the infamous and insulting “Piss Christ”. (Washington Times 16 Feb 2012 Seth McLaughlin).
“Mr. Santorum had plenty of company from other Republicans in preserving NEA funding every year despite an assault by conservatives, particularly in the House. During that time he repeatedly voted against amendments to cut the funding, including every year of his House term from 1991 to 1994, and again in the Senate in 1997, 1998 and 1999.”
“During Mr. Santorum’s 16 years in office, Congress spent some $2 billion on NEA.”
Rick “Elmer Gantry” Santorum
Elmer Gantry is a con man who uses religion to mask his motives and agenda. It is a story of a phony who preaches one thing and does the opposite. Rick Santorum talks like a conservative and votes like a Big Government Statist Liberal. Sinclair Lewis Elmer Gantry 1927
Recapping previous posts, it is good to remember that: “In 2001, he backed President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Law, dramatically expanding the federal government’s role in education. Two years later, he voted for the Medicare Part D prescription-drug program, which added a massive new entitlement program to the government and tacked the $400 billion cost onto the deficit. He also has taken fire for being an avid supporter of earmarks, arguing at the time that Congress had a right to send taxpayer money back home for favored projects.”