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

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

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.

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