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  •  hahaha. Take note of what is a few paragraphs... (4+ / 0-)

    ...into Santorum will do his part for Romney by doubling down on GOP's welfare talking points:

    No doubt, Santorum will repeat the GOP talking points on welfare, although presumably with better tuned dog-whistling than his storied "blah" comment back in Iowa on New Year's Day.

    But what you won't hear him talking about are comments like those he made at a campaign stop in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1994. It was there he proposed that people who couldn't find work after two years receiving welfare assistance should be assisted with 35-hour-a-week jobs in a WPA-style program. That was one of a number of New Deal programs designed to provide public jobs to people in various walks of life, from artists to construction workers:

    "Thirty-five hours a week—in most cases, it'll be, y'know, public sector," Santorum explained. "Sort of like the, you remember the, I don't see anybody here old enough to remember this, but they had the WPA programs, the, y'know ... during the Depression."

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 10:51:14 AM PDT

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