Santorum a Big Spender? No. Santorum National Taxpayer Union A-: Romney Uses Leftist Tactic – Throw it on the Wall, See if it Sticks

Had Mitt Romney captured Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in 1994, we would have his voting record, and you can be sure he would have voted to raise the debt ceiling every time he was called to do, because that is the way it was done then. In a short period of time, he might have changed parties to satisfy the liberal urge within.  Who knows. Today is a new age. Reality has clobbered, yet Romney harangues Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich for a lack of conservative spine. To set the record straight, Rick Santorum received an A- from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for his years in the Senate, 1995-2006.  With Romney’s unprecedented attacks on Newt Gingrich, he has employed one Leftist tactic after the other: throw it on the wall – see if it sticks. Hold him accountable America. We didn’t need any of this in our primaries. As for Santorum, he is the ONLY Senator to receive an A in every year of G.W. Bush’s term.

Rick Santorum

The NTU’s mission:

“mobilizes elected officials and the general public on behalf of tax relief and reform, lower and less wasteful spending, individual liberty, and free enterprise.” Steve Forbes serves on its board of directors…

I encourage you to read this two page Weekly Standard article by Jeffrey H. Anderson and Andy Wickersham on Rick Santorum’s conservative scorecard.

Across the 12 years in question, only 6 of the 50 senators got A’s in more than half the years. Santorum was one of them. He was also one of only 7 senators who never got less than a B. (Jim Talent served only during Santorum’s final four years, but he always got less than a B, earning a B- every year and a GPA of 2.7.) Moreover, while much of the Republican party lost its fiscal footing after George W. Bush took office — although it would be erroneous to say that the Republicans were nearly as profligate as the Democrats — Santorum was the only senator who got A’s in every year of Bush’s first term. None of the other 49 senators could match Santorum’s 4.0 GPA over that span.

On any given day after the September 11th attacks on New York City and Pennsylvania, whether right or wrong in hindsight, spending was magnified by war. Romney, who was faced with none of the decisions Congress has had to make in these weary years, is acting like a slick pretender to throne.

The point is that, considering the fact that Santorum was representing liberal Pennsylvania, by his voting record, he qualifies as the most fiscally conservative Senator during his time in the Senate. Congressman Ron Paul has a long, long record of A’s with NTU, and Newt Gingrich looks good as well. If you haven’t seen Santorum’s latest campaign ad: RoboRomney, slinging mud, view it here. Thanks to Teresa Rice for the photo. Teresa has a lot of good information on Rick. Check her blog here.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

 

 

  • I published a post yesterday offering a rebuttal to a Chuck Norris column at Townhall dot com endorsing Newt at the expense of Rick Santorum. I have no problem with Norris endorsing Gingrich. But I do have a problem with his criticism of Santorum. That post covered a couple of the complaints from Norris. I will be publishing one within the hour challenging the Norris measure of conservatives regarding debt limit increases.

    Consider it sufficient to express not all is as it appears.

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  • Well looks like Rickety Santorum is A OK PERFECT. Hope he can win for all of your all sakes. I don’t look for that to happen, sorry. Think it’s coming down to the only hope to beat Obama would be for Trump to get in the race. Americans are down right fickle if you ask me, that is why Obama has a fraudulent edge, among other things. Just keep in mind we can’t afford another four fu^%$# years of that lying Muslim Usurper in the WH, no matter what it takes to get him OUT.