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Santorum Hits Romney on Bailout Support

The Detroit Free Press reports:

 

Making his Michigan campaign debut at the home of the auto industry, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said today he would not have supported the government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.

Santorum said it was good news the two companies have rebounded. But, he said, government intervention, whether to save Wall Street banks or auto companies, is a mistake because it creates an environment in which companies operate with the expectation they won’t have to pay for bad decisions.

Santorum took a shot at rival Mitt Romney, who also opposed the auto bailouts but not, Santorum said, aid to big banks. “I was consistent,” said Santorum. “I think the government should not have bailed out either one.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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