Santorum’s “Moral” Argument For Gutting the Social Safety Net [VIDEO]


Ever wonder how politicians can justify cutting funds that would be used to help the poor, and giving them to the wealthy instead?  Listen as former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum explains his reasons for gutting the social safety net for the good of all Americans.

At least he’s right about one thing: the government is not compassionate, and it is getting less compassionate every day thanks to the politicians being elected.



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Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle4 years ago

There is nothing moral ("christian") about abandoning the poor, the sick. Santorum, et al, should reread the words/stories attributed to Jesus. He was all about helping the widow, orphan, those that society shunned. Repubs can "use" words like moral and compassionate, but they are the furtherest from them. Shame on them.

WALTRAUD K.4 years ago

for someone that is so hateful !! homophobic there is only one explanation that man is a closet gay.I won't be surprised to see him some day in the future sitting at an interview confessing.......... looking at some pictures of the wife and daughters standing behind him when he "spews" the "salvation"speeches they look like they want to throw up right along with me!!!!!!!

Linda H.
Linda h.4 years ago

Steven B., I didn't know Ayn Rand was a speed freak. That does explain a lot about why her books are unreadable and her personal life was so pathetic.

Mary Beth M.
Mary Beth M.4 years ago

What a scary little man-what shocks me most is that he is given any credence or attention at all! I am sure his next step, since 40% of single parent families are at poverty level, is to outlaw single parents!! We could make it illegal and send them to prison. After all, if food stamps need to be abolished to control obesity... How does anyone listen to this drivel?

Christopher Fowler

Santorum is a hypocrite that does not understand the society that he is supposed to be serving. All he sees is the "christian nation that they want to institute in place of this great nation of the people, by the people and for the people.

Lilithe Magdalene

What ding-a-lings like this forget, is that government IS us! It is HOW we engage charity in an equitable way. Gov't is not supposed to be something separate from us, some cold entity - gov't is the part of us that is to bring justice into our community. Leave it to just churches and individuals to spread wealth equitably, it won't happen. That is part of why we create gov't.

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer4 years ago

Ayn Rand (cont'd)
They, like Rand, believe that there should be no safety nets at all, if you lose your house, your job, your savings it is your own fault even though it is their policies that collapsed our economy. Rand did not believe in and railed against any and all social safety nets but when she was ill and broke she readily took both Social Security and Medicare but under her married name she had rarely if ever used...That is why these idiots are so incredulous that anyone would be upset with Senator Ryan's plan to kill Medicare/Medicaid, or when their constiuents let them hear what they think of dismantling any of the safety net programs that have kept millions from starving or going without medical care for over 70 years now. They cannot understand why the 99% would be upset when they fight to keep tax breaks for the 1%, while pushing the 99% down even further. While writing both "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" Rand was prescribed the amphetamine benzedrine to fight fatigue. Benzedrine is a very addicting drug. Her addiction may have contributed to what some of her later associates described as volatile mood swings, a common sign of amphetamine addiction. So the above named politicians who hold sway over some of the most important decisions in America today, are disciples of an amphetamine addicted (speed freak) two-bit writer who was shunned by the mainstream publishers and writers of her time... Makes me feel safe knowing that any of them hold a positio

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer4 years ago

Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Jim Demint and Paul Ryan are all avid followers of the writings of Ayn Rand. Born in Russia, Ayn Rand moved to the United States in 1926. This was at the height of the roaring twenties, a time when the Republican's and the 1%ers of the time ran the country right into the Great Depression. It was a time of rampant greed and corruption in America with little or no regards for the health and welfare of those less fortunate. Ayn Rand idolized the people at the top, and looked down upon the 99%. In her novel "The Fountainhead", her main character, Howard Roark is an uncompromising young architect who struggled against what Rand described as "second-handers"—those who attempted to live through others, placing others above self. He finally gets to design a building but as it is being built there are small changes made to his design so he sneaks into the building site in the middle of the night and blows the whole building up. Now you see why these people think it would be ok to wreck our entire economy in order to fix the problems they see in it, a faked debt crisis, Social Security adding to the deficit and Medicare/Medicaid being "socialist" programs that are no good are completely false but Rand's followers have to be as uncompromising as her hero Roark.

Mark Stevenson
Mark S.4 years ago

My name is Santorum. I want to thank you for donating to the Social Security fund. I will now take all the money that you put into the fund, and use it for my pleasure. You people are suckers. I got your money, so go back to work!! Work until you die!! I am the evil Santorum!!
No more welfare, except to my corporate buddies!!!

Chad A.
Chad Anderson4 years ago

So, Santorum says that people (like him) are not compassionate and not connected to the rest of society. It sounds like he is the problem. Government is supposed to be the way for us to act collectively on the basis of empathy and compassion to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves...