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Forum Post: The reason why I dont trust our government...

Posted 7 years ago on Jan. 6, 2012, 12:31 p.m. EST by freewriterguy (882)
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The reason why I dont trust our government is because I believe that when they are threatened in their existance due to running out of money, or from some other non violent reason, they will forget their vows to uphold the constitition and protect our liberties, and throw out all reason, and decide that their existance is more important than our freedom. Watch and see.



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[-] 1 points by XaiverBuchsIV (508) 7 years ago

Politicians are not worried about their "existence", they are intent on maximizing their personal wealth and power. "Public service" is about setting yourself up any way you can.

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In the years before he lost his Pennsylvania Senate seat in 2006, Rick Santorum worked hard to win hundreds of millions of dollars in additional Medicare money for hospitals in Puerto Rico.

He sponsored at least two Senate bills and pushed to amend a mammoth Medicare overhaul to include the extra spending, which would have benefited Universal Health Services, a Pennsylvania-based hospital management company with facilities in Puerto Rico. If it seems at odds with the small-government philosophy Mr. Santorum now espouses in his presidential campaign, it was in line with his legislative efforts to help businesses in his state.

And some of those businesses were happy to return the favor.

Within months of leaving the Senate, Mr. Santorum joined the board of Universal Health Services, where he collected $395,000 in director’s fees and stock options before resigning last year. He also became a consultant to Consol Energy, after years of advocating drilling and extraction policies helpful to the company, a Pennsylvania gas and coal producer. And he consulted for the American Continental Group, a lobbying firm whose clients won earmarks he sponsored.