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Rick Santorum: Dem Health Bill Leads to 'European Socialism'

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/11/09/A_Conversation_on_Healthcare_with_Santorum_and_Wofford Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) says there is no chance Congressional Democrats will try to pass a bipartisan bill palatable to Republicans. "Liberals in Washington have been waiting for this moment all of their lives," says Santurum. "They are going to try to change this country foundationally from its traditions." ----- A healthcare system for all Americans has its roots in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, received unprecedented support from his successor, Harry Truman, and was a critical issue in the campaign of Bill Clinton, who was unable to deliver on his promise. As yet another president makes the subject a priority, and the major issues of cost, access and the government's involvement are debated at kitchen tables and in Congress, the National Constitution Center hosts a discussion on healthcare with former Senators Rick Santorum and Harris Wofford. - National Constitution Center Rick Santorum served as the Congressman from Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District from 1991 to 1995 and as the Commonwealth's junior United States Senator from 1995 to 2007. From 2001 to 2007, Senator Santorum served as the Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, the third highest ranking member of the Republican leadership and the highest ranking Pennsylvanian to serve in Washington in over three decades. While representing Pennsylvania in Washington, Santorum spearheaded the passage of a wide-range of legislation such as the landmark Welfare Reform Act, Partial-Birth Abortion Act, Health Savings Accounts, and the Iran Freedom and Support Act. He served on several important committees, including the Senate Armed Services Committee for 8 years and the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees all healthcare legislation, for 6 years. Santorum is now a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center and President of Mpower Media.
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