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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Santorum - His Actions Might be Very Different

Having Money Can Make a Difference
Rick Santorum grew wealthy over his four years working as a corporate consultant and media commentator after leaving the Senate in 2006, his newly released federal tax returns show. He made more than $3.6 million.

The former Pennsylvania senator’s tax returns, released Wednesday night, show that his annual adjusted gross income surged from nearly $660,000 in 2007 to $1.1 million in 2009 before slipping to $923,000 in 2010.

RICK SANTORUM: One of the things that you don't know about Obamacare and one of the mandates is they require free prenatal testing in every insurance policy in America. Why? Because it saves money in health care. Why? Because free prenatal testing ends up in more abortions and therefore less care that has to be done because we cull the ranks of the disabled in our society.

BOB SCHIEFFER: Senator, I-- I have to ask you to-- to give some explanation of that. You sound like you're saying that the purpose of prenatal care is to cause people to-- to have abortions, to get more abortions in this country. I think there are any number testing, I think any number of people would-- would say that's not the purpose at all.

RICK SANTORUM: Well, Bob, that's simply not true. The-- the bottom line is that a lot of prenatal tests are done to identify deformities in-- in utero and the customary procedure is to encourage abortions and in fact, prenatal testing that-- that particularly amniocentesis. I'm not talking about general prenatal care. You said prenatal care. I-- I didn't say prenatal care shouldn't be covered. We're talking about specifically prenatal testing and specifically amniocentesis, which is a-- which is a procedure that actually creates a risk of having a miscarriage when you have it and is done for the purposes of identifying maladies of a child in the womb. In-- in which in many cases and in fact most cases a physicians recommend, particularly if there's a problem, recommend abortion. We know, Bob, that ninety percent of Down syndrome children in America are aborted. So to suggest where does that come from? I have a child who has trisomy. Almost a hundred percent of trisomy children are encouraged to be aborted. So, I know what I'm talking about here.

Don’t kid yourself folks
– money does have an impact on the decisions that you can make in life and about life itself.

Rick Santorum is basing his ideologies on the fact that he can afford to do whatever he wants to do – most people in the United States don’t have that luxury.  Many Americans don't have a six figure (sometimes seven figure income) - most Americans don't have top of the line insurance - most Americans can't afford to be a single earner household.

I wonder what Santorum’s actions would be if he was making – let’s say $30,000 a year, with no health insurance, instead.

But he’s doesn't make $30,000 with no health insurance and
he has no idea what it is to live on $30,000 and
by this statement he doesn’t care about others that have to live on $30,000 or less.

His ideals might be the same at $30,000 - but his actions might be very, very different.

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