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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Rick's hypocrisy

From: Capital Region Stonewall Dems <>
Subject: DSCC: Santorum - now and then

Now: Rick Santorum on Face the Nation last Sunday: "What did they do in 1983? We tend to forget. The increased taxes from 10.7 percent of payroll taxes to 12.4 and they raised the retirement age from 65 to 67. If that's more -- if you want more of the same, let's wait." [Face the Nation, 2/13/05]

Then: Rick Santorum, discussing Social Security at a campaign event in 1994: "It is ridiculous that we have a retirement age in this country of 65 today... "A quarter of your life living on Social Security? No..." Commenting on the retirement age, he says, "At least 70. I'd go even further if I could." [AP, 10/31/94]