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01-30-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Santorum hypocracy

I was going to say Republican hypocracy but that is redundant isn't it (just kidding)

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On the campaign trail, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he will push to limit payments to victims in medical malpractice lawsuits, which he blames for unnecessarily driving up health-care costs. And over the course of his two decades in politics, he repeatedly spoke in favor of capping such awards.

But Santorum testified in support of his wife when she filed a medical malpractice suit in 1999 that sought $500,000, twice the cap in his 1994 legislative proposal. Karen Santorum claimed that a Fairfax chiropractor had left her with a permanent back injury that probably would result in a lifetime of pain medication and restricted mobility.
His defense:
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This fall, while campaigning in Iowa, Santorum told reporters that he backed some limits but that his wife did not sue for “pain and suffering, which is the area I think we should cap.”
his hypocracy:
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Although the lawsuit did not seek a specific figure for pain and suffering, the former senator testified in the case about the emotional and physical toll on his wife and how that justified a sizable monetary award, transcripts show. The judge in the case also made clear that the majority of the $350,000 the jury awarded the family was largely for unspecific losses and pain and suffering, an amount he concluded was “excessive.”
Santorum pushed to limit malpractice awards but sought larger payout for wife - The Washington Post

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The Santorums unsuccessfully sought to seal the records in the lawsuit against Dolberg and the center where he worked..........................


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Hypocrisy by the standards of we "commoners". Perfectly rational dichotomy to a politician.
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Bush already did that, anyway... it's part of how the reduction in corporate responsibility for anything has led to things as disparate as the housing/predatory lending crash as well as things like the way the people got stuck with most of the tab for the BP oil spill. Etc.
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