Rick Santorum: Staying out of Poverty – How its Done: Obama Regulates At-Risk-Girls: GOP SC DebateVideo

Fox News moderator (Democrat operative) Juan Williams just can’t stop his continual blaming of the poor on Republicans. In South Carolina’s GOP debate last night, Williams admitted Obama has done nothing for the poor in America in his three years in office. He asks presidential candidate Rick Santorum if the thinks it is time to “take special steps,” to deal with poverty. Santorum’s retort is one you may have heard, but it bears repeating and should be mantra by every parent in every household. Don’t miss how the Obama administration is regulating any advocacy for marriage to young at-risk girls. See the video below.

Rick Santorum

WILLIAMS: Senator Santorum, the Obama administration has not specifically addressed high levels of joblessness and a 25 percent poverty rate in black America. They say they want to fix the economy for all, but given the crisis situation among a group of historically disadvantaged Americans, do you feel the time has come to take special steps to deal with the extraordinary level of poverty afflicting one race of America?

SANTORUM: It’s very interesting, if you look at a study that was done by the Brookings Institute back in 2009, they determined that if Americans do three things, they can avoid poverty.

Three things. Work, graduate from high school, and get married before you have children. Those three things…
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SANTORUM: Those three things, if you do, according to Brookings, results in only 2 percent of people who do all those things ending up in poverty, and 77 percent above the national average in income. It’s a huge, huge opportunity for us.

But what is the Obama administration doing? Elaine Bennett runs a program called Best Friends, the wife of Bill Bennett. And she told me through Bill that the Obama administration now has a policy, and this program is a program targeted at at-risk youth, specifically in many case necessary the African-American community, who are at-risk young girls.

The Obama administration now has regulations that tells them that they can no longer promote marriage to these young girls. They can no longer promote marriage as a way of avoiding poverty and bad choices that they make in their life. They can no longer even teach abstinence education. They have to be neutral with respect to how people behave.

The problem is neutrality ends in poverty, neutrality ends in choices that hurt people’s lives. This administration is deliberately telling organizations that are there to help young girls make good choices, not to tell them what the good choice is. That is absolutely unconscionable.
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Rick Santorum on Marriage and Staying out of Poverty: GOP SC Debate (video)

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  • Ron Paul made quite an impression lol

    Is it just me, or does he look like Dr Smith from Lost in Space?

  • My fear with Santorum is that he will start having the government get involved with people’s personal decisions. I agree with what he said. But I am not sure I want the government telling people how to live their lives.

    To me that is still big government, it just goes in a direction that I approve of.

    I have no real belief that he will decrease the size and scope of government.

  • First of all I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there. I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Many thanks!

    • Lilly, if you are talking about blogging, which can be different from writing for other media, I’ll give you my strategy, but others might disagree. In my first paragraph I try to state everything representing my view point, and then in subsequent paragraphs, I lay out my case. At one time, I often had to rewrite the first paragraph. Now I usually nail it, after a lot of practice.

      I don’t work on clearing my mind, but I do try to get the whole gist of the story in the first paragraph in some mini-detail.

      No matter how you do it, with computers, just write away and then go back and edit. With word processor’s it’s like magic. I’m out the door this minute, but I’ll come by later today.

      Thanks for the nice compliment, and for visiting and commenting.

  • Outsourcing 101

    My first question for Santorum, whose entire acts is to portray a pious christian catholic with self-proclaimed sanctimonious moral values, would be very simple.

    W.W.J.B. – Who would Jesus Bomb?

    If Santorum is a true bible-believing Christian, then he would know and believe that no nation could alter, for better or worse, the outcomes predicted in the bible.
    The N.T. nowhere says,
    “go forth and bomb those who seem unfriendly to you, engage in global warfare against those you dislike or suspect, and then collect-eth thou a check from thy nearest Military industrial lobbyist”

    If Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan etc.. do mean to attack Israel how are they going to anything that God himself has not decreed, or that is in defiance of the word of Jesus?
    Jesus did not ask for giant armies to be raised or attacks to commence, or bombs to be launched. Yet that is what these self-proclaimed fake Christians ask for. Jesus only asked for believers to trust in him, and turn the other cheek, not to build a global military and attack others.

    Santorum entered govt flat broke and in financial trouble, and by the time he left elective office was a rich man who not only owned a home, but owned giant luxury estates in both Virginia and Pennsylvania.
    He has sucked lobbyist money even since getting voted out of office.

    “On November 7, 2006 Santorum lost by over 700,000 votes, the largest margin of defeat for an incumbent senator since 1980[91] and the largest losing margin for an incumbent Republican senator ever.[92]”

    “In an NPR interview in the summer of 2005, Santorum discussed what he called the “libertarianish right,” saying “they have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do… Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world”

    The Neocons like Santorum and Romney are rich, rich men, who have never worked a non-govt job of any consequence in their lifes’. They got rich sucking checks from lobbyists and getting paid to advocate for Neocon policies that exported USA manufacturing to China,
    creating a dangerously advanced red China that will use our own former industry we exported to them to attack us with, while the companies who got rich from this exporting kicked back payoff contributions to Santorum and Gingrich.
    These people are not traditional conservatives. The Founding fathers and the writer of the Declaration of Independence himself, Tom Jefferson, enacted tariffs on foreign goods that funded all the costs of our govt.

    Santorum and Gingrich applaud the removal of all tariffs which is why these constituents of theirs cannot get Jobs anymore, competing against slave labor making a dollar or two a day, and then tell the people that they impoverished to “go get a job”-
    A lot of the problems in society that this fake lectures on were created when he voted for NAFTA, CAFTA etc.. in the senate, and exported the ability of people to support their own families in their own country.