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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:57 AM
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Santorum: I Would ‘Absolutely’ Let The Country Default Over Defunding The Health
Rick Santorum: I Would ‘Absolutely’ Let The Country Default Over Defunding The Health Care Law

As the U.S. steps closer to the economic ledge, a litany of Republican lawmakers are holding the debt ceiling hostage over unpopular priorities like lowering the corporate tax rate or cutting entitlement programs. Likely GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum made his own ransom demand today on Fox News Sunday, telling host Chris Wallace that defunding the health care law is “the price” he demands for the debt ceiling and that he’d “absolutely” let the country go into default over it:

watch it
http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/24/rick-santorum-i-wou... /

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WALLACE: Well ok that’s 2012, but you’re saying you’d let the country go into default on this issue.SANTORUM: No I think the president would let this country go into default on this issue.

WALLACE: But you would make that the condition — you’d make that the price?
SANTORUM: Absolutely. Absolutely.

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But Santorum’s extreme positions didn’t stop there. He also whole-heartedly endorsed House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Medicare elimination plan. Ironically touting it as the same thing as “Obamacare,” Santorum argued that his plan will lead to more savings over time. When confronted with the fact that seniors would actually pay more for health care over time, Santorum told Wallace that it’s worth it in the “short-term.”
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:00 AM
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1. This is fine as long as not one F-22 Raptor goes without bombs, not one tank
has to run on retreads, not one blackhawk goes without wax, and not one soldier goes without healthcare. I think we all know where America's priorities lie and it stinks.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:01 AM
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2. With any luck, his constituents will "absolutely let" him retire soon.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:12 AM
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4. They already did. He's been an ex-senator since 2007, and a nonthinker all his life.
Where does the GOP get these dolts, and keep coming up with them? Santorum is also pure slime who ripped off the taxpayers to "educate" his kids and will take any greasy dollar that comes his way.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:14 AM
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6. Well, that shows how much attention I pay to Santorum.
Bumper Sticker:

Santorum'll Bore 'Em!
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Ship of Fools Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:27 AM
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10. or Santorum'll Gore 'Em!
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:14 AM
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5. He's already an ex-Senator..
...I don't think he can get more retired than that.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:15 AM
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7. They already did, in 2006. Unfortunately, nothing could make his mouth retire.
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the_chinuk Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:03 AM
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3. Someone tell Santorum that he doesn't have to keep his doucherocket cred current ...
... it never expires.
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:17 AM
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8. We need a Constitutional Scholar here
because it says in Section 8- 'The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States'
so it seems letting the country default would be a violations, wouldn't it? :shrug:
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:26 AM
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9. And this is why Republicans should never again be allowed to rule.
It's like giving the car keys to the guy who says "Yes, I crashed the car! And If I get to drive I'll crash it again. Now, give me the keys!"
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