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Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works Hardcover – April 28, 2014
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The Senator's answer is that Republicans have "neglected to focus our policies and our rhetoric on the plight of lower-income Americans." The "most effective antipoverty tool is a combination of work, education, and marriage" a theme the Senator has spoken about, consistently, for years on the campaign trail.
The Senator backs up his statements with current, statistical facts. Such as: "Since 2009, 14.7 million people have been added to the food stamp rolls, while only a few hundred thousand net new jobs have been created. The staggering fact is that we have added 75 new food stamp recipients for every new job. And the burden on taxpayers to fund this expansion of welfare is growing dangerously."
The Senator advocates replacing ObamaCare, "before it's too late." The Senator proposes a plan to deal with pre-existing conditions and empower states to offer additional policy choices. He asserts that the government does not have the right to "ration medicine, as it certainly will do once the expenses of this enormous new program begin to overrun the budget."
In addition to ObamaCare, there are chapters that address: education, the American Worker, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and the Economy.
This book is entirely consistent with the message Senator Santorum campaigned on during his 2012 bid for the White House. This is an essential read for any conservative seeking to make sense of the questions for the 2016 campaign trail.
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However, America has seen trouble times in the past and has always risen above them. The Civil War, WWII and the former Soviet Union deemed “The Evil Empire”. We rose above them with the leadership from the right people at the right times.
Rick Santorum is just the leader we need now to repeal and replace Obamacare before it fully takes root. As stated in “Blue Collar Conservative” chapter entitled “Replace Obamacare Before it’s Too Late” Rick Santorum states “The promise of healthcare for all provided by the largesse of the federal government will not make us stronger. It will lead to less innovation and fewer cures… less choice of caregivers, longer lines, higher cost and lower quality medicine than a private system”.
The problem isn’t health care cost or access it’s an ever growing burden of federal control. Rick Santorum states “Prior to Obama’s taking office in 2009, nearly half of the payments for medical care in this country were already made by either federal, state or local government”. So the answer to better care being more accessible and more affordable is to replace Obamacare and remove the already burdensome controls of the federal government. One thing is for sure, that won’t happen under a Hillary Administration. It will take a grass roots constitutional conservative who holds to traditional American values and has the strength of character to forge a new path.
The Progressive Liberals want to push us toward a top down Western European system that is failing.Read more ›
The title of the book and content are not what’s expected. The meat drives home the failings of allowing the Democrat Party to control and shape the economic policies that drives the lives of all those who WORK for a living.
Senator Rick Santorum appears to be on a mission to actually do something that has never been done. Rebrand, Restore, Recalculate the minds of those that already hold office and prepare to hold office.
After reading Blue Collar Conservatives I believe that Senator Santorum fully embraces the full spectrum of All Americans at every income level without thinking less of or condemning the poor and without simply celebrating the wealth of the privileged. It is more of a love of all Americans and a desire to bridge and unite a country that has been greatly divided by class warfare.
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The Republican Party should be the natural home of working men and women. But liberals are successful at portraying Republicans as only the friends of the rich, though donations to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by MDLION
It's always difficult to give an opinion about Rick Santorum. All my life I've been a Republican, though the last few years have shifted me to the Libertarian-wing of the party. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tony
Although I didn't order one, I received an autographed copy, which is fine by me. I have always been an admirer of Senator Santorum so I ordered his book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by alman5555
Every American should read this book. The Senator presents his ideas for bringing manufacturing back to the United States and policies that will help restore the middle class. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Aguila
This book by a now-declared candidate for President in 2016 election is for me the blueprint for getting America ahead to a place of economic and religious liberty. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Barry Wingard
Well thought out policy positions. Excellent book. Highly recommend.Published 9 months ago by J Calvin