Monday, February 20, 2012

Tricky is up to his usual Tricks

Rick Santorum is at it again... making claims about conservative issues with no record to back it up. Over the last few weeks, he has been ramping up his anti-public schooling rhetoric, saying things like, schools controlled by the federal government, or state governments, is wrong and "anachronistic". However, according to his record in the Senate, he gave billions to FEDERALLY FUND public education.

From a recent New American article:
"Unfortunately, Santorum’s excellent rhetoric does not comport with his record. While serving in the Senate, Santorum voted to increase federal funding for teacher testing in 2001 and to give the Education Department a $3.1 billion raise in 1996. Perhaps most egregiously, he voted for the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which vastly extended federal control over the education system and now has grown so onerous that the Obama administration is handing out waivers to states that cannot meet its requirements."

That's not the actions of someone who opposes public education. Sure, he didn't send HIS kids to public schools. He can't have his kids mixing with normal people. No, he says, he is strongly opposed to public education... but he was willing to fund public schools to the tune of billions of federal, taxpayer dollars.

This is just more proof that Santorum is empty rhetoric. One might go further and say he's merely a troll, stealing votes with his empty rhetoric, from real conservatives like Ron Paul who have voting records to back up every word they say.

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