Writes Red State founder Erick Erickson:
I’m rather tired of all the people who don’t like Romney trying to claim Rick Santorum is not a big government conservative… He is. You will have to deal with it. Santorum is right on social issues, but has never let his love of social issues stand in the way of the creeping expansion of the welfare state…
Erickson then runs through Santorum’s voting record (edited for length, emphasis mine):
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.
Defense and Foreign Policy
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Read more to see how Santorum voted on Gun Rights, Immigration, Taxes, Welfare, Wasteful spending, Entitlements, Health Care, and more.