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Romney Doubles Down on Curious Claim about Santorumís Spending Record
The Weekley Standard ^ | February 20, 2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson

Posted on 02/21/2012 9:11:51 AM PST by HwyChile

Mitt Romney is now explicitly arguing that Rick Santorum is not a fiscal conservative. CNN writes, “Mitt Romney unleashed his harshest public attacks to date on his surging rival, Rick Santorum, during a rally in Boise Friday. The former Massachusetts governor told an audience of more than one thousand people that Santorum was not a fiscal conservative, and accused him of contributing to the rising federal deficit during his time in the Senate.” CNN reports that Romney said, “If you want a fiscal conservative you can’t vote for Rick Santorum, ’cause he’s not.”

As was detailed last week, the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) would seemingly beg to differ. During a majority of Santorum’s 12 years in the Senate, NTU gave the Pennsylvania senator an A grade along with its “Taxpayers’ Friend Award,” given to “the strongest supporters of responsible tax and spending policies.” Across those dozen years, NTU never once gave Santorum less than a B, or “good,” rating. Of the 50 senators who served throughout Santorum’s tenure, NTU ranked Santorum 5th.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Reference
KEYWORDS: mittromney; ricksantorum

1 posted on 02/21/2012 9:11:55 AM PST by HwyChile
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To: HwyChile

Wouldn’t it be nice if Romney ran against BHO?
Romney is scum.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 9:15:37 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: svcw

Bishop Willard is a political monkey. All he can do is screech and fling feces.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 9:20:43 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips; but watch their hands!)
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To: Psalm 144
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4 posted on 02/21/2012 9:24:34 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: HwyChile

If this toad Romney makes it to be the nominee, just look how vapid and irrelevant his campaign will be if this is all he has to offer in the Primaries. This guy has absolutely nothing to offer people and he knows it. That is why he is focused on his slash and burn campaign. What an empty suit.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 9:25:29 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: HwyChile
I don't know one conservative who is buying what Willard is selling.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 9:28:58 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: HwyChile

I’m Mitt Romney and you should vote for me because its my turn.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 9:32:17 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: HwyChile

Just the facts ma’am.....Santorum never approved increased spending. He had little choice left in voting for the national debt increases since money was already spent.


8 posted on 02/21/2012 9:33:29 AM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Koran has clear directives for non-believers.)
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To: HwyChile
Next to the guy who signed Romneycare, Santorum is freaking Ebeneezer Scrooge.
9 posted on 02/21/2012 9:40:30 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: HwyChile

Coulter agrees.

Pray for America


10 posted on 02/21/2012 9:44:03 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: HwyChile

I have always viewed Rick as more of a social conservative and lacking solid fiscal conservative understanding. However, as a fiscal conservative myself, I trust Rick more than Romney to govern as a fiscal conservative. Rick’s voting recording rating confirms that to some degree. I have not seen Romney do one single thing as a fiscal conservative—not one.


11 posted on 02/21/2012 9:50:44 AM PST by HwyChile
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To: entropy12

“He had little choice left in voting for the national debt increases “

I’ve seen the ad, probably by one of Mitt’s hit teams, mentioning Santorum voting to raise the debt ceiling. I was waiting for the ad to explain the ratio of debt compared with GDP those years. I’m thinking it was a much larger spread than it is now — it had to be. Conveniently, that information was omitted. It’s what dems do — just throw out a talking point without telling the whole story.

A lib friend of mine (I have one of them — but only one) rationalized Hussein’s raising the debt ceiling by saying, “Well, Reagan raised the debt ceiling.” She didn’t say, “neener neener neener”, but it was implied. I had to let her know the debt was only about 6% of GDP then (IIRC), and with Obama it was about 98%. Libs are idiots... But I don’t mean that in a bad way. ;)


12 posted on 02/21/2012 10:04:59 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks HwyChile. So, moot question, if Romney were to win the nomination, what obscure politician from some southern or western state would he pick for his running mate?


13 posted on 02/21/2012 7:56:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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