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Rick Santorum Lashes Out At Perry, Cain, Romney On Laura Ingraham Show

Rick Santorum appeared on The Laura Ingraham Show Thursday and slammed several of his Republican primary opponents. The struggling candidate criticized Rick Perry, brushing off his apology about calling immigration opponents heartless, saying his position hasn’t changed. Santorum also called Herman Cain‘s tax proposal “a huge mistake” and jabbed Mitt Romney as “not conservative.”

Ingraham questioned Santorum about Perry’s walkback on his controversial immigration comments. “He hasn’t changed his position as far as I know,” Santorum said. “So I think that really is what’s telling, that he still believes that federal taxpayers, state taxpayers and I suspect federal taxpayers should support people in this country illegally with taxpayer subsidies. If you look at my record in the United States Senate, I have consistently voted against that.”

Ingraham asked the former Senator why Herman Cain was beating him in the polls. Santorum explained Cain was an effective communicator, but differed with him on his 9-9-9 tax plan, “Herman Cain brings a brand new tax to the federal government, a national sales tax to the federal government, and that is a huge mistake. I mean we do not need another tax in Washington, D.C. We do not need to be taxing people on everything they do, savings, investments, as well as spending.”

When asked when he was going to start attacking Romney, he said he looked forward to the opportunity, “The problem with Mitt Romney is that his positions on a lot of things, just listen to his answer on education, he was standing behind the federal government’s involvement in education, you see predilection to supporting top-down solutions to these problems that conservatives generally don’t support.” Santorum pointed out. “I don’t call it compassionate conservatism, I call it not conservative. When you have a governor of a state who says it was right for Massachusetts to have government control of the healthcare system, it’s not right for any state because it is not how America functions best.”

Listen to the interview below, via The Laura Ingraham Show:

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