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Santorum: Not Sure GOP Cares About Poor People [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos

Posted on 04/30/2014 12:43:48 PM PDT by nhwingut

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday he’s not convinced the GOP cares about poor people as much as Democrats do.

“People ask me, ‘Do Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do?’” Santorum said at a New York meeting of conservatives. “I’m not sure we do. I’m not sure we do. And the reason I’m not sure we do, is because I don’t hear us talking about them very often.”

The remarks came during the Q-and-A portion of the event, where Santorum was promoting his new book, “Blue Collar Conservatives.” He was asked whether he supports the earned income tax credit, a wage subsidy for low-income Americans, which some conservatives proposed as an alternative to raising the minimum wage.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; pennsylvania; ricksantorum; santorum
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This guy is a loser.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 12:43:48 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

“talking about them” != “caring about them”.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 12:44:56 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: nhwingut

Here we go, more mouth mush from Santorum. Arlen taught him well.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 12:46:16 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: nhwingut

Typical G(ive).O(bama).P(ower).

There is absolutely Zero, zed, no reason to support
the GOP anymore.

They were, and are, the STUPID party of everything
conservatives HATE.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 12:46:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: nhwingut

Rick! Dummy! If the GOP doesn’t care about “poor people”, why are they preparing to import millions of them onto the U.S. taxpayers’ backs with their “immigration reform?” Think before you speak! Idiot!


5 posted on 04/30/2014 12:46:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: nhwingut

Unfortunately has absolutely correct.

Now everyone can throw their little tantrums at me and I can ignore them.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 12:47:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nhwingut

Soory, no progressive in either party really cares about poorer folks. Rick is right. Bob


7 posted on 04/30/2014 12:47:40 PM PDT by alstewartfan (She's frosty as the face of Phineus Leaves me feeling igloominious. Al Stewart)
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To: nhwingut

When Santorum endorsed Arlen Specter, he demonstrated that HE didn’t care about conservatism.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 12:47:57 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: alstewartfan

That’s not what Rick said.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 12:48:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: nhwingut

Democrats don’t care about the poor, they care about their votes.

I have said I like Rick before except when he stumbles over his words, sticks his foot in his mouth.

I’ll have to see how this pans out.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Those who want to legalize the trespassing aliens CARE about them? No, it is their corporatist masters they care about. Bob


11 posted on 04/30/2014 12:49:41 PM PDT by alstewartfan (She's frosty as the face of Phineus Leaves me feeling igloominious. Al Stewart)
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To: nhwingut

Embrace the free market, Senator. That will solve the problem better than anything else.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 12:49:47 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: nhwingut

all he had to say is, YES WE CARE MORE ABOUT POOR PEOPLE THAN THE D’s DO, OUR POLICIES ENABLE POOR PEOPLE TO EARN DECENT LIVINGS SO THEY WON’T BE POOR ANYMORE whereas the D policies MAKE more and More Americans Poor... and Keep them Poor.

there, I’m the furthest thing from a politician... and I was able to answer that question. The economy is one of the R party’s strongest arguments. Make it next time, Mr. Santorum, ok?


13 posted on 04/30/2014 12:50:11 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: cripplecreek

You are 100% correct in your analysis. Bob


14 posted on 04/30/2014 12:50:53 PM PDT by alstewartfan (She's frosty as the face of Phineus Leaves me feeling igloominious. Al Stewart)
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To: nhwingut

Ryan will eliminate any doubt about whether the GOP cares less with his stupid balance the budget on the back of the poor attempts.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 12:50:55 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: nhwingut

Ryan will eliminate any doubt about whether the GOP cares less with his stupid balance the budget on the back of the poor attempts.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 12:50:55 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: nhwingut

He’s toast. He should stop talking now.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 12:51:02 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: nhwingut

He exhibits the Republican Party’s death wish. One can be sure that this imbecile’s comments will be used by the criminal Clinton when she runs.


18 posted on 04/30/2014 12:51:29 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: nhwingut

The GOPe doesn’t care about anybody but the Ruling Class.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 12:51:35 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: nhwingut
Well hell yeah the GOP cares about poor people, poor illegal people that is! All you have to do is look at the GOP leadership's priorities and there is no doubt. If your a poor U.S. citizen then that's a whole different thing entirely.
20 posted on 04/30/2014 12:51:55 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nhwingut

If Rick cares so much about poor people, he should dedicate the rest of his life to helping them... without government largesse.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 12:51:56 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: nhwingut

Every day, one or two of them take themselves out of the running.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 12:52:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: nhwingut

Former “Senate Loser”


23 posted on 04/30/2014 12:52:27 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: nhwingut

Another example of a religious conservative who is an economic socialist.


24 posted on 04/30/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Michael, please read beyond the headlines. Rick SUPPORTS The free market.


25 posted on 04/30/2014 12:53:06 PM PDT by alstewartfan (She's frosty as the face of Phineus Leaves me feeling igloominious. Al Stewart)
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To: nhwingut

Oh man.

Toast with an image of Mitt burnt in it.. And then some.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 12:53:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
Unfortunately has absolutely correct.

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‘Do Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do?’”

Santorum said at a New York meeting of conservatives. “I’m not sure we do. I’m not sure we do.

You believe he's right about this? And you concede the DNC-MSM meme that 'Democrats' actually care about the poor? And 'Republicans' don't, as much?

27 posted on 04/30/2014 12:54:39 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: nhwingut

Rick might jump the fence and challenge Hillary.


28 posted on 04/30/2014 12:56:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: nhwingut

Here they go again, R party leaders striving to lose more elections in the face of almost unavoidable victories. With a little more effort, these utterly imcompetent leaders could lose an election running unopposed.


29 posted on 04/30/2014 12:56:48 PM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: nhwingut

And one “wonders” just why the GOP-e LOST in BOTH 2008 AND 2012. ShitHeads like Ricky are a good %age WHY!


30 posted on 04/30/2014 12:56:51 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: nhwingut
Democrats want everyone to be equally poor and dependent upon them.

Republicans want everyone to be as rich as their talent and work ethic will take them.

Democrats want to enable those who choose to do nothing to take from those who choose to do more than is necessary.

Republicans want those who choose to do more than is necessary (the makers) to keep as much of what they have earned as possible.

Democrats want to take what those people (the makers) have earned and give it to those who have chosen to do nothing (the takers).

Republicans want everyone to have an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams. Democrats want equality of results. But since it's impossible for everyone to be equally rich, Democrats in essence wish for every to be equally poor.

Everyone wants (both Republicans and Democrats) to take care of those who actually CAN'T take care of themselves (severally mentally or physically disabled). But those who actually CAN'T take care of themselves are only a small fraction of those the government is currently supporting by taking from those who have chosen to do more.

If all the above means Republicans care less about the poor, then by all means, yes I care less about the poor. Because I could care less about someone who CHOOSES to do nothing.

31 posted on 04/30/2014 12:57:05 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: nhwingut

Oh, you are sooooooo right Sanitarium...we should spend TRILLIONS a year instead of BILLIONS on worthless giveaways that NEVER get auditd and waste hundreds of millions in bureaucratic stupidity.

GFY Ricky boy.


32 posted on 04/30/2014 12:57:09 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: nhwingut; All
Given that Santorum is referring to federal GOP, he is evidently clueless that the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to tax and spend on behalf of the poor. The Founding States had made the 10th Amendment to clarify that the Constitution's silence about issues like the poor mean that such things are automatically unique state power issues. This is evidenced by the following excerpts.
33 posted on 04/30/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: nhwingut

Nothing Rick Spectre says surprises me.


34 posted on 04/30/2014 12:57:43 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: faithhopecharity

It takes being the furthest thing from a politician to make the correct statement.

Included under things that fit the description of “furthest thing from a politician”: Statesman.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 12:58:57 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Servant of the Cross

LOL Mighty Christian of you to add multiple points to my comment.


36 posted on 04/30/2014 12:59:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DannyTN

OK Bob Dole.


37 posted on 04/30/2014 12:59:58 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: nhwingut
Santorum, we don't want government "caring for" anybody. That is not the job of government.

The only legitimate Constitutional thing we've delegated to government and pay them to do is to defend our God-given lives and freedoms.

38 posted on 04/30/2014 1:00:03 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: nhwingut

Stupid idiot

“Caring” isn’t turning people into dependency slaves

Just STHU


39 posted on 04/30/2014 1:00:59 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: peyton randolph
Another example of a religious conservative who is an economic socialist.

Which means that he isn't a religious conservative, religious conservatives make up the foundation of economic conservatism and limited government, in America.

40 posted on 04/30/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: nhwingut

Santorum was first elected to preserve and protect the Constitution. He abandoned that oath. He did not take an oath to give our wealth to the poor and the grifters. Now he is out of office and will remain so.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 1:02:25 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: cotton1706
When Santorum endorsed Arlen Specter, he demonstrated that HE didn’t care about conservatism.

Rick Santorum has always had a secret life.

He mocked Reagan supporters in the 1980s, became pro-life to run for office in 1990, supported Specter's presidential campaign to remove life from the GOP platform in 1996.

Santorum stayed devoted to Specter, not only supporting him in 2004, but in 2010, he was also an early Mitt Romney fan, who later came out against the GOP, pro-life platform in August of 2012.

42 posted on 04/30/2014 1:07:21 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: nhwingut

ah yes. the santorum who hacked away at bachmann and other tea party conservatives in the beginning, somehow to emerge as the “conservative” alternative to romney, only to imediately turn tail, quit and clear the way for romney to claim the GOP nomination, uncontested.

right. you’ve got to trust that.


43 posted on 04/30/2014 1:07:58 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: nhwingut
“People ask me, ‘Do Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do?’” Santorum said at a New York meeting of conservatives. “I’m not sure we do. I’m not sure we do. And the reason I’m not sure we do, is because I don’t hear us talking about them very often.”

1. He actually thinks democrats care about poor people? Democrat policies enslave poor people! He can't see that?

2. Why do some “Republicans” think they should bend over and kiss poor people's asses? Why aren't freedom, liberty and justice enough to appeal to poor people?

44 posted on 04/30/2014 1:10:57 PM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: nhwingut

His definition of “caring about poor people” is “how much free stuff can we give them” instead of “how can we help them help themselves.”


45 posted on 04/30/2014 1:11:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nhwingut

Every time Republicans create jobs, they help the poor.

Every time Republicans try to keep the borders secure, they help the poor.

Those Republicans who think “America First” instead of supporting the multinational corporations that dominate the Chamber of Commerce and want cheap foreign labor, help the poor.

When Republicans replace welfare with workfare, it helps the poor.

When Republicans lower taxes, it helps the poor.

When Republicans stop subsidizing inflated industries, so that their prices are forced lower by market forces, it helps the poor.

When Republicans change tax policy to encourage investment in research and development and small business instead of gambling like investments, it helps the poor.

When Republicans oppose higher minimum wages, it means more money for most instead of some more money for some, and helps the poor.

When Republicans encourage the development of domestic energy production, it lowers the price of fuel, which benefits the poor mightily.

When Republicans create a strong military, they subsidize one of the best systems every created for raising the poor out of poverty.


46 posted on 04/30/2014 1:13:41 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: nhwingut

This guy is dumber than a rock.


47 posted on 04/30/2014 1:14:32 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: nhwingut

Actually, I’m not sure the GOP cares about Middle-Class red-blooded Americans anymore.


48 posted on 04/30/2014 1:16:38 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: nhwingut

Puke.


49 posted on 04/30/2014 1:16:45 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: nhwingut

Should have added:

I’m poor and I don’t want ANYONE - especially in government - talking about me or caring for me.

Just leave me alone!


50 posted on 04/30/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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