Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum experienced a thin loss in the Iowa caucuses Saturday.
In a statement addressing inequality, Santorum stated that he wanted to help those left behind. President Barack Obama had recently stated that, America should have ”graduating students who are ready for college and a career.” This is a risky statement, alluding to the fact that students should be prepared to go attend college but not necessarily go.
Santorum said, “We need to look at more than growth.” He scolded Obama for doing nothing to promote marriage despite the Fatherhood and Family promotion initiated by the George W. Bush administration. $150 million in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grants in 2012 by the Department of Health and Human Services have been issued.
Taking a stab at Mitt Romney’s background as a management consultant, Santorum said, “We don’t need a manager… We don’t need someone –I don’t want to say push paper… we need someone who is going to take on big things.”
He agreed with the other Republican candidates on the National Labor Relations Board on the decisions against Boeing Co. over locating manufacture jobs.
Santorum criticized the auto-bailout by saying that, “all it did was pay off a special interest because they’re big buddies with Barack Obama.”
Avoiding a position on net neutrality, Santorum said that the government should “not disrupt the marketplace” and be more of a “referee.”