March 9th, 2012
06:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: Economic recovery 'anemic'

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum tells CNN Chief National Correspondent John King the economic recovery is "anemic" and says it's nothing Obama should be proud of.


Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Rick Santorum
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  1. The Unsub

    what do you expect? He's not going to celebrate an improving economy! Remember, the republican leader Rush Limbaugh hopes that Obama and his administration fails.

    March 9, 2012 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    Really, Ricky? And your proposal would be to do the very things that got us into this economic mess in the first place (gut regulations, further tax cuts for the wealthy that take the money and invest overseas, continue subsidies for industries like oil that don't need it, cut off unemployment benefits, and letting the mortgage crisis "run its course").

    Ricky is a loser – and anyone with half a brain knows it!

    March 9, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  3. Frankylin

    I lyke that Sanitorium fella. Not only did he warm my Christian heart when he spoke out about them there dangerus qweers a few yeers back, he home skooled his youngins just like I was skooled (exceptin the expansive tooters, a course). Now he wants to protect the Biblelands against them evil Moozlims, gawd bless him! I haired he even saw Gawd in a vizin once, when he was a baby and got dropped on his hayd. Let him bring Gawd back to goverment and the skools where Gawd belongs! It dont matter none hes a yankee– hes a southerna in his seoul.

    March 9, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  4. The-Least-Unelectable

    Obama is a job killer.

    We lost 8.8 million jobs during the Bush depression, and Obama has added back only 3.7 million jobs till date.

    Unfortunately, the Rmoney alternative is to reduce the deficit by bombing Iran and Syria.

    Ron Paul might as well endorse Obama.

    March 9, 2012 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  5. tefera

    I don't know why GOP contender r not happy about the good economy news.Their temprature rises whenever they hear good economy news.Why?Atleast they should remember 2007/2008 that every thing was shattered and black cloud were in their sky.Be thankful to God that helps u!!

    March 9, 2012 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  6. Former Republican, now an Independent

    It always take time to turn around the messes left from a republican administration. This last one nearly took the country under. I have to admit that the Obama administration has brought the economy a long ways, in spite of the republicans efforts the last 3 years to restrain it.

    March 10, 2012 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  7. Marry

    Well Mr. Candidate Santorum, measured on what you and your party was able to do and has done for over a decade now – the Presidents accomplishments are brilliant!

    March 10, 2012 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  8. Donkey Party

    The America-hating GOP can't stand that the economy is getting better. I absolutely despise them, and the domestic terrorist sympathizers that support, comfort, and aid them by voting for them.

    March 10, 2012 04:33 am at 4:33 am |
  9. Anonymous

    santorum suffers from anaemia

    March 10, 2012 04:37 am at 4:37 am |
  10. Anonymous

    What's really anemic is this sorry, flaccid excuse for a primary.

    March 10, 2012 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  11. DixonIV

    It would help if Obama had a functional Congress to work with. For now the only thing Congress is working on is beating Obama in November.

    March 10, 2012 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  12. diridi

    3rd century idiot...needs to shut up. STFU....

    March 10, 2012 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  13. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    What is your fix for the economy. Wait lets see bash obama

    March 10, 2012 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  14. Dave

    While I do not approve of Santorum (due to his dirty tricks and ties with Michael Moore and the Democrats in Michigan and Ohio), he is absolutely right. I will vote for Romney since is best qualified to beat Obama in November and turn the country around.

    March 10, 2012 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  15. ZacATL

    Yes just look at the chart of job losses for December 2008. The pubs should be VERY proud.

    March 10, 2012 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  16. KathyC in Minnesota

    Job growth during 8 years of Bush/Cheney was ANEMIC!!!

    Who is Rick Santorum kidding? But then, he thinks most of America is IGNORANT!! Rick Santorum is the one candidates in this race who voted in favor of all of Bush's Spending Bills, raise the Debt Ceiling, voted for the wars, Tax Cuts, etc.

    March 10, 2012 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  17. Joyce

    What can Rick Santorum be proud of? President Obama is doing everything in his power to get jobs created. What Santorum seems to forget is that the people gave President Bush 8 years to mess up this country and they seem to think that President Obama should have been able to fix everything in 4 years. If the Republicans weren't so bent on making our President a one term President we most likely would have more jobs available. You have to remember the Republicans in office have a job they go to work everyday and make a decision on whether or not to pass a jobs bill so that we can go to work everyday. We have the power to hurt them like they are hurting us. You have to go out and make your voice heard by voting. Obama/Biden 2012

    March 10, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
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