22 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 14: Political Venture Capitalist, Crony Corporatist and George Bernard Shaw.

Rick Santorum: Political Venture Capitalist, Crony Corporatist and George Bernard Shaw. As we learn more and more about Solyndra, Evergreens, Solons, the Volt and the other failures1 of political venture capitalism in creating jobs,  inevitably morphing we are reminded that it was not always Democrats who promoted alternative energy solutions and ‘innovative technologies’. Big Government […]

22 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 13: Earmarkist

          Ed Rendell: Santorum ‘enormously effective’ at getting earmarks as Pa. senator  By Keith Laing – 01/05/12 The Hill Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was “enormously effective” at getting earmarks for transportation projects in his home state when he was in Congress, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) said in a recent interview. ^^^^^*****^^^^^ […]

21 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 12: A Social Conservatives Big Government Welfare State

Rick Santorum: A Massively Expanded Welfare State is ‘The Genuine Conservatism our Founders Envisioned’ Rick Santorum: Pro-Life Statist and Earmarxist 29 December 2011 What a Big Government Conservative Looks Like Monday Jan 9, 2012 Rick Santorum’s voting record reflects his rejection of small government. See for yourself. (9 Jan 2012)

21 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 11: ‘Stealth Lobbyist’

Rick Santorum, ‘Stealth Lobbyist’  (ABC News 5 Jan, 2012 ) “He has been, essentially, a stealth lobbyist,” said Bill Allison, editorial director for the Sunlight Foundation, a watchdog group. “He has been hired to try to influence policy on behalf of his clients without crossing the thresholds that would require him to report what he’s […]

20 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 10: K Street Project

Politico reports  Rick Santorum Ultimate DC Insider (6 Jan. 2012): “Santorum was popular with most of his GOP colleagues, emerging as the No. 3 Senate Republican, and he briefly considered a run for Senate GOP leader. He played a key role in the so-called “K Street Project,” an effort by top Republicans on Capitol Hill […]

20 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 9: Individual Mandate For It Before He Was Against It

 Noting that Santorum endorsed the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE and has many other problematic positions: Santorum Supported Individual Mandate Before He Was Morally Aghast By It Which goes to a 1994 article:  “Candidates Diverge On Health Care Remedies” “Santorum and Watkins would require individuals to buy health insurance rather than forcing employers to pay for employee benefits.” […]

19 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 8: Right to Work / Davis-Bacon Act

  Right to Work Rand Paul   In the 104th Congress Sen. Santorum joined all Democrats and a minority of Republicans in voting to filibuster the bill S. 1788, the National Right to Work Act of 1995. (“On the Cloture Motion (motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to consider S.1788),” Senate Bill Clerk, Vote […]

19 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 7: Votes for Felons

Erick Erickson Thursday, January 5th  Another Awkward Vote for Rick Santorum writes: On February 14, 2002, Democratic Senators Joe Biden, John Edwards, Diane Feinstein, Ron Wyden, Robert Torricelli, and Chris Dodd  joined with every single Republican in the Senate including Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Lincoln Chaffee, and the rest to kill a measure that would […]

18 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negatives Part 6: Not Daniel Hannun – Bush Big Government Compassionate Conservative Statist Spending and Borrowing

 “The New Road to Serfdom: Lessons to Learn from European Policy”Daniel Hannan    European Parliament   27 October 2011 Hillsdale College’s Free Market Forum “Markets, Government, and the Common Good” Daniel Hannan  Free Markets for Free People “[European states were encouraging] consumption but they were not producing and they were bridging the gap with debt. The EU’s […]

18 January 2012 0 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Negative Part 5: Not Margaret Thatcher

The Real Legacy Of Margaret Thatcher (video Breitbart 13 Jan 2012) Rick Santorum is not what he seems on Unions (ThinkProgess Economy 4 Jan 201 Why Did Rick Santorum Flip-Flop on National ‘Right to Work” Law?  12 Jan 2012 Mike Elk In These Times          Thursday Jan 12, 2012  (answer expediency to advance his career).   […]