• Rick Santorum Gave Commie Handouts to Steel Industry

    Quasi-frontrunner Rick Santorum has painted himself as a fierce free-market conservative, railing against TARP, the auto bailout, welfare and basically all government handouts.

    I guess nobody told him about his congressional record

    [A]s a congressman and then a senator from Pennsylvania, his record often defied those principles when it came to defending the interests of a political and economic powerhouse in his state: the steel industry.

    Again and again, as Big Steel faced crippling competition from abroad during the 1990s and early 2000s, Mr. Santorum joined Democratic and Republican lawmakers from steel-producing states to seek special protection in Washington for the industry, including direct subsidies, trade tariffs and import quotas…

    [C]ritics, including free-market advocates, said that it was difficult to reconcile the policies Mr. Santorum pursued in Congress with the campaign-trail stance he has taken against government meddling in the marketplace.

    Whoops!

    But hey, even invisible hands of the free market is one thing have palms that you can grease with a little government cash every now and then.

    Speaking of greased skin, doesn't Rick Santorum know what goes on in steel mills? For a guy who hates gays and sex of any kind, Rick Santorum has done more than any other politician to promote Flashdancing.

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    Tags: Auto Industry, Communism, Economy, Pennsylvania, Primaries, Rick Santorum, Senate, TARP, Welfare

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