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Rick Santorum: "I'm For Income Inequality"

Yes. You read that correctly. He said income inequality:
“The reason you see some sympathy among the American public for them is the grave concern — and it’s a legitimate one — that blue-collar workers, lower-income workers, are having a harder and harder time rising,” the former Pennsylvania senator said at a presidential campaign stop. “They talk about income inequality. I’m for income inequality. I think some people should make more than other people, because some people work harder and have better ideas and take more risk, and they should be rewarded for it. I have no problem with income inequality.

“President Obama is for income equality. That’s socialism. It’s worse yet, it’s Marxism,” Santorum said. “I’m not for income equality. I’m not for equality of result — I’m for equality of opportunity.”

“The key in America is that people can rise, that there are opportunities to move up. In that area, America is falling short now. We are not as income-mobile as even some western European countries, according to a lot of the data. So that is something that as Republicans we should be talking about and be concerned about.”
My emphasis.

Wow. I know that the idea of Santorum winning the GOP nomination is a long shot (to say the least). BUT, what if he did? How would he be able to walk-back this kind of comment for the center-left Democrats and independents in a general election? "I'm for income inequality"? Really? You're for inequality then? What other kinds of inequalities do you favor Mr. Santorum?

The attack ads write themselves.