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Santorum Drives His ‘Made in America’ Message Just So Far
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Posted on 02/16/2012 6:42:26 PM PST by deek69

Rick Santorum’s tax returns suggest his support for American manufacturing hasn’t always extended to his own automobile purchases. His 2008 return shows that Mr. Santorum and his wife, Karen, listed a German car — an Audi A6 — among their business equipment. The car was placed in service on April 1, 2008, and was driven 11,850 miles that year, more than 6,000 of them for business purposes.

His personal business returns for 2009 and 2010 show that he still had a vehicle that was placed in service on April 1, 2008, suggesting that he still owned the Audi.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; ricksantorum; romney

1 posted on 02/16/2012 6:42:31 PM PST by deek69
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To: deek69
SANTORIAN CANDIDATE, THE SANTORIAN CANDIDATE
2 posted on 02/16/2012 6:44:34 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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3 posted on 02/16/2012 6:44:42 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: deek69

And this is newsworthy how?


4 posted on 02/16/2012 6:45:41 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: omega4179

I forgot to put a barf alert


5 posted on 02/16/2012 6:47:30 PM PST by deek69
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To: omega4179

Sorry, I forgot to put a barf alert


6 posted on 02/16/2012 6:47:40 PM PST by deek69
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To: deek69

So I’m supposed to care that he drives a German car now too?

The leftward slide of conservatives continues.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 6:47:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: FrankR
Hmmmmmmmmmm....but conservatives love them some Rick!

Newt could always be his wing man.

8 posted on 02/16/2012 6:48:10 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: omega4179
Because this devastating revelation eclipses others support for national healthcare, TARP & Global Warming!
9 posted on 02/16/2012 6:50:01 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: CainConservative

When an American auto company makes an all wheel drive luxury sedan that compares with the Audi A6, maybe Rick will buy one. And me too, for that matter.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 6:51:35 PM PST by cumbo78
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To: cumbo78

Yep!


11 posted on 02/16/2012 6:53:20 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: cumbo78

My first though, so f ing what? My second thought is good for him, refusing to drive american after what obama did is arguably patriotic. Final thought, when the media makes a big deal about this for dim’s MAYBE I will give a $#!&.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 6:55:42 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: CainConservative

One of my three cars actually is American-made.

I have an old VW made in Belgium; a newer VW made in Puebla, México; and finally a Honda, made in Alabama, USA!


13 posted on 02/16/2012 6:58:31 PM PST by docbnj
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To: deek69

hehe

Newt Gingrich drives a Mercedes S65 AMG...


14 posted on 02/16/2012 6:59:11 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: deek69
His 2008 return shows that Mr. Santorum and his wife, Karen, listed a German car

I knew it!! Secretly, he's a Nazi!. He's EEEEEE-VIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLL!

is the /Sarcasm tag even necessary?

15 posted on 02/16/2012 7:02:01 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: FresnoRobert

Yeah, hot stuff when compared to Dear Leader’s two books....love to see somebody detail his cruddy attitude toward certain parts of the American people and to America in particular....disgraceful!


16 posted on 02/16/2012 7:03:43 PM PST by jennings2004 (57 states? Kansas or Texas? American geography is so complicated....:)))
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To: deek69

Folks, in this day and age it’s nearly impossible to purchase a car made in the United States. It’s a real question of percentages when you buy a Chevy, Ford, or any other supposedly American vehicle.

Parts, components, electronics, chips, lights, and more of these vehicles are sourced from overseas.

Okay, so Santorum bought a car with 13 to 27% less American parts than some American model. Wow! String him up.


17 posted on 02/16/2012 7:07:59 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: jjotto

Actually, Newt owns a Cadillac Escalade. When he was Speaker, he had a ‘67 Mustang. His first car was a ‘62 Plymouth Barracuda.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 7:11:51 PM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: deek69

democrat Obama has put a mountain of debt on all of us( 6 trillion more), has sent all our jobs and factories to China, has let in millions of illegals, grown the government. borrowing trillions more from China instead of cutting now will make the U.S. collapse 1000X worse than Greece. Obama , democrats and the media are liars because Obama has failed

Santorum says:

“We need to get our economy going again, and those who are struggling the most is the great middle of America that has seen their manufacturing jobs flow to India and China. We must reverse course by rebuilding the engine that drove America as a world power.”

That sounds good to me . What’s wrong with what Santorum says?


19 posted on 02/16/2012 7:28:01 PM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: jennings2004
Those that oppose our Dear Leader are placed on an enemies list and are punished. That makes Michelle so proud to be an Amerikan (for once). A few more moves and they are hoping he can be installed as Dear Leader for life like Fidel, Hugo or Kim.
20 posted on 02/16/2012 7:36:00 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Don't know, maybe Rick has made some big deal out of him “Buying American”, if so then he gave Mitt the hypocrisy mud ammo.

Can we blame Mitt, he had to find SOMETHING to hit Rick with.

21 posted on 02/16/2012 7:42:29 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: deek69
Well IF this election is going to have to be about Santrom I would much prefer to hear/read him talk about German cars versus his birth control policies.
22 posted on 02/16/2012 7:45:43 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: deek69

Hey, it’s just an Audi afterall. Considering the depreciation the POS has already undergone, we should feel sorry for him.


23 posted on 02/16/2012 8:35:44 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: cumbo78

“When an American auto company makes an all wheel drive luxury sedan that compares with the Audi A6, maybe Rick will buy one. And me too, for that matter.”

My A6 is a quattro, but I think Rick’s is the base fwd model, based on the reported price.

The closest American brands include a Cadillac CTS awd, and a Taurus awd. Both pretty good, but cost almost as much as the Audi.

Audi outsells BMW and Mercedes in Germany, which is home to these sophisticated vehicles.

Like my Audi a lot, but my next car will be for better mileage and lower price.

Maybe we’ll get a good small displacement diesel or two made in the USA, if they hope to compete better.

The Volt is the answer to the question nobody was asking.


24 posted on 02/16/2012 11:26:47 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: X-spurt

LOL, yes I suppose so.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 10:38:25 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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