Santorum says: “I don’t want to make Black people’s lives better . . .”

Posted on January 7, 2012 by

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By Bro. Mxolisi

“I don’t want to make Black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money. And provide for themselves and their families. And the best way to do that is to get the manufacturing sector of the economy r-r-rolling again.”

These words poured forth from the lips of the latest Republican rising star in the presidential campaign, Rick Santorum, as he was swaying Iowans to vote for him. The words came in the midst of his complaint that the state of Iowa might be penalized for denying Medicaid to certain people. Santorum has said he didn’t say “Black” people, but “blah” people. (Whoever blah people might be.)

You can see and hear it for yourself here (on page 2):

http://technorati.com/politics/article/yes-rick-santorum-you-did-say/

For a wide-ranging look into Santorum’s bizarre closet: http://santorumexposed.com/

And if you want to dig further into Rick: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Santorum

Rick Santorum, in a great variety of ways, You Lie!

But, if Santorum wants to turn us Black folks on to raking in the kind of loot that he has raked in since leaving the U.S. Senate in 2007 (after 16 years of combined House and Senate terms), maybe we should listen further to his blah-blah. After all, he has gone from a $200,000 year Senator (including book royalties) to having “earned” at least $1.3 million between January 2010 and August 2011, “working” as a corporate consultant, political pundit and board member for a variety of enterprises.

In recent years, according to his August 2011 pre-campaign financial disclosure report, Rick has struck it rich as follows:

  • $395,414 in director fees and stock options from Universal Health Services Inc., a hospital management company;
  • $142,500 for his consulting services at Consol Energy, based in Pennsylvania;
  • $65,000 in consulting fees at the American Continental Group, a Washington lobbying group;
  • $125,000 for consulting work for The Clapham Group, a Virginia-based consulting firm that works with faith-based groups, among others;
  • $217,385 as a senior fellow at The Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington;
  • $239,153 for his appearances on Fox News Channel;
  • $83,999 for his work as a radio talk show host at Salem Radio;
  • $23,000 for columns he wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper.

When he left the Senate in 2007, Santorum reported retirement accounts with investments valued between $21,000 and $140,000. But his August disclosures reflect the following:

  • college savings funds for five of his seven children with investments valued between $25,000 and $375,000;
  • individual retirement accounts with investments ranging between $173,000 and $720,000;
  •  a brokerage account with investments valued in the range of $10,000 to $150,000.

Oh, one more thing: more than $52,000 in cash in checking accounts.

These and other details of Santorum’s post-Senate successes are detailed in a 01/07/2012 Associated Press article by Andrew Miga, Santorum’s income has soared since he left Senate.

You can read it here: http://portal.tds.net/news/read.php?id=18913806&ps=1017&srce=news_class&action=5&lang=en&_LT=UNLC_NKNWU00L5_UNEWS

Maybe when Rick talks we should listen, if he’s gonna get the good times r-r-rolling like that.

And if Santorum is going to help us out like that, we won’t need Newt Gingrich to go before the NAACP to inform them, to enlighten us poor Black folks, regarding the advantages that decent paychecks have over food stamps, and that we should be pursuing the former rather than the latter. (Duh. Gee, Boss, thanks for the tip. We wouldn’t a-knowed it if you hadn’t a-told us.)

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