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Santorum — An Ally of the Rich, Not the Poor (my opinion piece in TurnstyleNews)

About two weeks ago, I wrote an opinion piece for, which is a great website powered by young (18-34) producers, reporters, and writers. I re-posted it on my blog here.


Despite his reputation, in some quarters, as a friend of the downtrodden, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and current presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, is an ally of Wall Street and Corporate America.

Last week, Santorum made a racially charged comment that garnered a lot of criticism. Speaking to Republicans in Iowa, Santorum said his administration would cut welfare programs because they make people “dependent” on the government for help. His full statement was: “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn their money and provide for themselves and their families. The best way to do that is to get the manufacturing sector of the economy rolling.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Economy, Race/Racism


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