Rick Santorum on the Issues Rick Santorum on Social Security Click here for 10 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security. Supports privatization if voluntary. (Sep 2006) Switched from raising retirement age to personal accounts. (Sep 2006) Guaranteed benefit if over 50; personal account if younger. (Sep 2006) Raise retirement age? Maybe. Private investment? Yes. (May 2000) Social Security needs reform sooner rather than later. (May 2000) Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999) Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998) Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998) Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996) Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003) Rick Santorum on Tax Reform Click here for 13 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform. Changing estate tax would cost $100B, not save $730B. (Sep 2006) Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006) Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006) Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006) Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006) Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005) Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003) Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001) Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001) Voted YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000) Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 1999) Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998) Rated 81% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003) Rick Santorum on Environment Click here for 6 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment. Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005) Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001) Voted YES on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999) Voted NO on transportation demo projects. (Mar 1998) Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (Sep 1997) Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003) Rick Santorum on Energy & Oil Click here for 13 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil. Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005) Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005) Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005) Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005) Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003) Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003) Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003) Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002) Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002) Voted YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000) Voted NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999) Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999) Voted YES on approving a nuclear waste repository. (Apr 1997) Rick Santorum on Education Click here for 14 full quotes on Education OR background on Education. Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005) Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005) Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005) Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001) Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001) Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001) Voted YES on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000) Voted YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999) Voted YES on education savings accounts. (Jun 1998) Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997) Voted YES on $75M for abstinence education. (Jul 1996) Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994) Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003) Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993) Rick Santorum on Abortion Click here for 10 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion. Plan B morning-after pill is abortion, and dangerous. (Sep 2006) Exception for rape & incest ok, even though they take a life. (Sep 2006) Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006) Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005) Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004) Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003) Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000) Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999) Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998) Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003) I like about 80 percent of this. This is good stuff. I need to find out is how much will he CUT of the federal government. That's important, but this stuff looks good. I will vote for this man to be our next president.