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PRESS Pass: Rick Santorum

President Obama is a "spending addict" that "isn't willing to deal" in the fiscal cliff negotiations taking place between Capitol Hill and the White House according to Rick Santorum.

Santorum argues that there's no incentive for President Obama to reach a grand bargain because the fiscal cliff "gives him pretty much what he wants," in terms of tax rates and defense spending cuts.

In addition, he believes that going over the cliff allows the president to simply "blame the [tax increases] that are not popular on Republicans that are not negotiating." 

The future of the Republican party, in Rick Santorum's opinion, should be one in which they don't "just care about the great achievers," but instead focus more "on that group of voters who don't think we care about working me and women."

As for 2016, the former presidential contender hasn't ruled anything out. "I'm going to keep my options open and we're going to stay involved in the fray," he says, but cautions that it is still a long way away and he has not made any decisions.

Watch the entire PRESS Pass interview above to hear more from Santorum including what he thinks Mitt Romney did wrong as a candidate and why President Obama is responsible for a "much more dangerous world" abroad.