Hey, Big Spender: A Look at Santorum's Voting Record
I find Erick Erickson's case against Santorum entirely damning.
Rick Santorum is a pro-life statist. He is. You will have to deal with it. He is a big government conservative. Santorum is right on social issues, but has never let his love of social issues stand in the way of the creeping expansion of the welfare state. In fact, he has been complicit in the expansion of the welfare state.
Have a look at the list he's compiled. It just goes on and on, and as he notes, doesn't even include No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, debt ceiling increases, and funding the bridge to nowhere.
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses ...
It's quite rare for me to feel so persuaded by a single blog post, but this one did it. Congratulations, Erick, I'm now adamantly opposed to this profligate wastrel.