Santorum Describes Social Security & Medicare Beneficiaries as Drug Addicts Needing a “Dime Bag”

2018-05-15T16:20:25+00:00February 24th, 2012|Budget, entitlement reform, Medicare, Presidential Politics, Social Security|

As we have said before, it?s long past time that primary voters start asking Presidential candidates very specific questions about their plans for Social Security and Medicare. So far, voters have been treated to a lot of Orwellian double-speak offered by candidates who say “reform” when they mean “cut” and “preserve” when they mean “privatize.”While GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has made his views on Social Security and Medicare clearer than most–he wants to slash both– we found a video this week that offers a terrifying view of what Santorum really thinks about America?s seniors, the disabled, survivors and their families. He sees them as nothing more than drug addicts.In a 2010 speech at the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee’s annual dinner Santorum, in tones of hushed drama and fake theatrics, describes Democrats who support programs like Social Security and Medicare (including the President of the United States) as drug dealers pushing ?dime bags? to addicts — who in his worldview include middle class Americans who have the nerve to expect to collect the benefits they?ve paid for.Here?s the video followed by the full transcript.?I?ll tell you what Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama are telling me. What they?re telling me is that you may not like it now but Americans love their entitlements. And once we get you hooked on the entitlement you?ll never go back. Now I closed my eyes and thought, I?m standing in front of the school yard with a guy and a dime bag saying once I hook you, once I numb you, once I stop you from reaching great heights and protect you from falling?we got you. We?ll hook you.? former Senator Rick Santorum Shame on Rick Santorum. Political rhetoric is one thing but equating millions of hard-working Americans with drug addicts is indefensible and ridiculous. It?s also provides a frightening glimpse of his world-view, if he were elected President.