Rick Santorum on Fox and Friends

It’s good — and it’s funny.

Santorum’s Op-Ed in today’s Wall Street Joournal:

My Economic Freedom Agenda

We need bold tax reform, but Mitt Romney wants to tinker at the margins

America’s budget process is broken. Our economy and American families are struggling, and the country needs bold reforms and major restructuring, not tinkering at the margins. Obamanomics has left one in six Americans in poverty, and one in four children on food stamps. Millions seek jobs and others have given up.

Meanwhile, my opponent in the Republican primaries, Mitt Romney, had a last-minute conversion. Attempting to distract from his record of tax and fee increases as governor of Massachusetts, poor job creation, and aggressive pursuit of earmarks, he now says he wants to follow my lead and lower individual as well as corporate marginal tax rates.

It’s a good start. But it doesn’t go nearly far enough. He says his proposed tax cuts would be revenue neutral and, borrowing the language of Occupy Wall Street, promises the top 1% will pay for the cuts. No pro-growth tax policy there, just more Obama-style class warfare.

By contrast, in my first 100 days as president, I’ll submit to Congress and work to pass a comprehensive pro-growth and pro-family Economic Freedom Agenda. Here are 10 of its main initiatives:

Main points:

  • Approve Keystone Pipeline
  • Repeal Obamacare
  • Budget cuts of $5 Trillion over 5 years
  • Stop job-killing regulations
  • Pro-growth family tax policy — two rates of 10% and 28%
  • Restore America’s competitiveness — cut corporate tax rate in half and repeal repatriation tax
  • Rein in runaway spending — balance Budget within 4 years
  • Negotiate Free Trade Agreements
  • Entitlement reform
  • Phase out Freddie and Fannie allow full deduction of losses on home sales

I’ll work with Congress and the American people to once again create an economic environment where hard work is rewarded, equal opportunity exists for all, and families providing for their children can once again be optimistic about their future.

Read it all here or in the Opinion section of today’s WSJ print edition.

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