Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Santorum Checklist


Santorum Checklist of policies, voting record, and quotes

  1. Proposed Amendment to No Child Left Behind which would require schools to teach creationism. Whether you agree with creationism or not, the federal government should not be mandating all schools to teach it.
  2. Voted for the "bridge to nowhere."
  3. Voted to raise debt ceiling 5 times
  4. No friend of limited government, "One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a Libertarianish right... They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn't get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn't get involved in cultural issues. That is not how traditional conservatives view the world...."
  5. Voted 6 times to increase minimum wage
  6. Voted against National Right to Work Act (Right to Work law does not allow union to mandate union dues from employees who do not want to pay dues) 
  7. Voted to make it illegal to sell firearm without safety device or secure storage
  8. Voted twice for congressional pay raise
  9. Voted twice for internet taxes
  10. Voted to increase taxes by 2.3 billion to pay for Amtrak trust fund
  11. Sponsored Bill to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
  12. Voted to give $25 million to North Korea in Aid
  13. Voted for Constitutional ban of same sex marriage
  14. In 2002, rated 25% by ACLU for record in protecting liberties
  15. Voted to increase penalties for drug use in 1999

Politicians incentive to spend more and more

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw

Why we have a big government. Why politicians do not cut spending.