Re: Hullo! Mr. Santorum's Hat Trick: Money talks?
posted at 2/8/2012 7:02 PM EST
In Response to Re: Hullo! Mr. Santorum's Hat Trick: Money talks?
[QUOTE]Why worry about what Obama says in his speeches if he doesn't have the power to do it by way of executive order?
Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]
Sure, talk is cheap. What I'm really worried about is how Obama and his administration have been bypassing congress and making executive orders and regulations without any basis in law. That should worry anyone, process is important no matter how much you like the result.
But we digress.
What our radical friend said was this:I guess if your looking for a candidate who will put an end to social security, medicare, contraception and would force thirteen year old rape victims to bear their rapist's child....then today is a good day for you.
The problem is that he's lying about Santorum's positions.On Social Security
: "Senator Santorum has been vocal and active on social security since entering the Senate. He has been a strong advocate for reforming the system to keep it solvent in future years."http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Senate/Pennsylvania/Rick_Santorum/views/Social_Security/On Medicare
: "Senator Santorum has supported the plan proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan to transition Medicare to a voucher system to allow seniors to purchase health care on the open market. He has stated that this proposed plan is identical to Medicare Advantage, where seniors get resources from the federal government and then go out and make choices on what to purchase."http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Senate/Pennsylvania/Rick_Santorum/Views/Health_Care/Contraception
: “I was asked if I believed in it, and I said, ‘No, I’m a Catholic, and I don’t.’ I don’t want the government to fund it through Planned Parenthood, but that’s different than wanting to ban it; the idea I’m coming after your birth control is absurd.
I was making a statement about my moral beliefs, but I won’t impose them on anyone else in this case. I don’t think the government should be involved in that. People are free to make their own decisions.’’http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/post/rick-santorum-the-idea-im-coming-after-your-birth-control-is-absurd/2012/01/06/gIQAOVy0fP_blog.html
Regarding Santorum's position on abortion I think that the poster finally got one right. Santorum believes that life begins at conception and that abortion in all cases is taking a life. While I generally agree with his point I disagree with his rigidness in this matter. I myself would not want my daughter to have to bear the child of a rapist nor do I think that anyone else should be forced to.
That said, I'm not very worried that a President Santorum would be able to change what has become the norm in this country regarding abortion and I think that it would be beyond foolish to vote for a president purely on this one issue (or any one issue for that matter.)
I think that Santorum understands that the next president will have to focus on the economy and foreign policy issues rather than focusing on an agenda driven by politics as our current president has done.