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Santorum: D-Day Troops Fought For Health Care Freedom

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Santorum was speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania to mark his official entry into the race for president, and railed against those who oppose Paul Ryan's (R-WI) proposal that effectively ends Medicare as we know it, and instead gives seniors a voucher to buy their own plan. These people, he said, "want to hook you."

"They believe in themselves, the smart people, the planners, the folks in Washington who can make decisions better than you can," he said, using what he called "Mediscare" as an example. "They're saying to seniors, 'you need to trust us. We are the ones who are gonna make decisions what every senior can have. We cant trust seniors to make
decisions.'"

But, Santorum said, what he and Paul Ryan want to do is "give people the resources to go out and choose for themselves choose what's best for themselves."

Unlike Obama, he continued, who is spitting in the face of those Americans who fought on D-Day, 67 years ago today. "Almost 60,000 average Americans had the courage to go out and charge those beaches on Normandy, to drop out of airplanes who knows where, and take on the battle for freedom," Santorum said.

"Average Americans," he added. "The very Americans that our government now, and this president, does not trust a to make decision on your health care plan. Those Americans risked everything so they could make that decision on their health care plan."

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