FRSFreeStateNow: “Rick Santorum’s True Fiscal Failures”: The Big Government Credentials of Rick Santorum

Santorum’s true fiscal failures.

Today in Big Government features and old friend and regular contributer to FRSFreeStateNow. Former US Senator and Representative and now 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum. Who had sixteen years in Congress to put together a solid record of supporting Big Government. And thats even before we get to the Social Issues. I’ll give Sen. Santorum credit for two things, he did vote for the 1997 Balance Budget Act. That knocked off the rest of the Reagan Budget Deficit. And Sen. Santorum voted for the 1996 Welfare to Work Law. Which saved Tax Payers billions of dollars, by moving people off Public Assistance. And into the workforce. But four years earlier Rep. Santorum voted against the 1993 Deficit Reduction Act. That helped the Federal Government get on course to balance the Federal Budget by 1998.

Sen. Santorum also voted for the 2001 No Child Left Behind Law. That increased the Federal Government’s role in Public Education. Sen. Santorum voted for the 2001 and 2003 Bush Tax Cuts. Where we borrowed over a trillion dollars to pay for them. He voted for all the borrowing of the Afghan and Iraqi Wars from 2001-07 before he left Congress. Actually got kicked out by a landslide of Pennsylvania Voters. Something like 58-40 in a two man race, to Bob Casey of all people. Not exactly Mr. Inspiration, he’s a matte of fact type of politician. Sen. Santorum voted for the 2003 Medicare Advantage plan, where we borrowed 500B$ to pay for that. You know all of this is before we get to the Social Issues. Which is a another blog.

If your looking for a Limited Government Conservative to be the GOP Nominee for President. The closest you’ll find to that will be Rep. Ron Paul. Who’s a Libertarian and you might not like him on Foreign Policy. But when it comes to Fiscal Policy, and Social Issues. He’s about as good as the Republican Party. Can produce right now.

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