Apparemment, Santorum est en perte de vitesse, on lui ressort quelques casseroles
qui dénotent quelque peu avec son discours. Si quelques paulistes comme Tom Woods font un maximum de promotion à l'affaire pour lui opposer sincérité de Ron Paul, il est vraisemblable que toute cela profite surtout à Gingrich.
Par ailleurs, Chuck Norris (ouaip, une source de tout premier choix
) a dressé une liste assez frappante des mesures étatistes soutenues par Santorum :
--Santorum was a serial earmarker -- requesting billions of dollars during his time in the Senate and not reversing his position on earmarks until 2010, when he was out of Congress.
--Santorum voted to raise the national debt ceiling five times.
--Santorum voted for the 2005 highway bill that included thousands of wasteful earmarks, including the "bridge to nowhere."
--Santorum voted for the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, which removed duties on textile and apparel goods traded among participating nations, resulting in nearly all textile companies leaving the South.
--Santorum voted for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (though he now says he would repeal it), which imposed job-killing federal regulations on businesses.
--Santorum voted against the National Right to Work Act of 1995, which would have repealed provisions of federal law that require employees to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.
--Santorum voted for taxes in the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act.
--Santorum voted for the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, which raised the minimum wage, allowed punitive damages for injury or illness to be taxed, allowed damages for emotional distress to be taxed, and repealed the diesel fuel tax rebate to purchasers of diesel-powered cars and light trucks.
--Santorum voted to confirm President Bill Clinton's nomination of Alan Greenspan to be chairman of the Federal Reserve System for a fourth four-year term.
--Santorum voted for the Medicare outpatient prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, though he's critical of it now. It was the largest expansion of entitlement spending since President Lyndon Johnson's administration, and it costs taxpayers more than $60 billion a year and has almost $16 trillion in unfunded liabilities.
--Santorum voted in 1997 to support the Lautenberg gun ban, "which stripped law-abiding gun owners of their Second Amendment rights for life, simply because they spanked their children or did nothing more than grab a spouse's wrist," according to a press release from Dudley Brown, executive director of the National Association for Gun Rights.
--Santorum voted in 1999 for a bill "disguised as an attempt to increase penalties on drug traffickers with guns … but it also included a provision to require federal background checks at gun shows," according to Brown.
--Santorum "came to anti-gun Arlen Specter's defense in 2004 when he was down in the polls against pro-gun Republican Pat Toomey. Specter won and continued to push for gun control during his years in the Senate," Brown said.
--Santorum voted with Barbara Boxer in 2005 on the Gun Lock Requirement Amendment.
--Santorum voted for the No Child Left Behind Act.
--Santorum sponsored legislation to force companies to pay laid-off workers benefits.
--Santorum worked for an increase in funding Head Start and other big-government programs.
--Santorum voted for taxpayer money to go to Pennsylvania families for their heating bills.
--Santorum introduced and co-sponsored big-government health care bills.
--Santorum voted for HR 796, a bill that would have protected abortion clinics.
--Santorum actively supports The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which "channels a large portion of its funds through Planned Parenthood's affiliates around the world and through a British group Marie Stopes International (the largest chain of abortion mills in the UK)," according to a letter from the Gerard Health Foundation, which provides millions of dollars to pro-life groups.
--Santorum boasted of teaming up with Joe Lieberman, Barbara Boxer and Hillary Clinton in his 2006 political ad during his race for re-election to the Senate, which he lost to Democrat Bob Casey Jr. by the largest margin of victory ever for a Democratic Senate nominee in Pennsylvania and the largest margin of victory for a Senate challenger in the 2006 elections.
--Santorum opposed the tea party and its reforms in the Republican Party, saying, "I've got some real concerns about (the libertarian) movement within the Republican Party and the tea party movement to sort of refashion conservatism, and I will vocally and publicly oppose it."
It's no wonder that in January, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas accused Santorum of having a "very liberal" political record.
"What worries me is not the younger generation's rebelliousness in petty matters, but their tameness in great matters." - Albert Jay Nock