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Hot Mic: Santorum on Romney: ‘I’ve reformed major welfare programs … he’s created them’ [VIDEO]

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – GOP presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum told The Daily Caller that he differs from his presidential rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, on economic policy.

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“Well, he’s increased taxes, he’s been for big government health care programs. I’ve been for private sector health care reform, I’ve never voted for a tax increase. I’ve reformed major welfare programs and entitlement programs and he’s created them, so it’s a big difference,” he told TheDC following a Faith and Freedom Coalition rally before Monday night’s GOP presidential debate.

Santorum was referring to the health care plan then-Gov. Romney implemented in 2006, which required every citizen of Massachusetts to purchase health insurance.

Videography by Sean Rainey

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