Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Eric Cantor holds Joplin, MO hostage for cuts


What a complete joke!  Seriously..this does someone like this get elected?  He even looks like jerk.    Eric Cantor (R-VA) stated that the Republican congress would not vote for relief for the victims of the monstrous Joplin tornado unless cuts are made elsewhere.

The Washington Times:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Monday that if Congress passes an emergency spending bill to help Missouri’s tornado victims, the extra money will have to be cut from somewhere else.

If there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental,” Mr. Cantor, Virginia Republican, told reporters at the Capitol. The term “pay-fors” is used by lawmakers to signal cuts or tax increases used to pay for new spending.

Can we leave the partisan issues at the door in the face of tragedy?  Seriously...what kind of human being do you have to be to make such a statement?  JOPLIN IS NOT A BATTLEGROUND FOR POLITICS!  I have no words for this...and that is saying something.  These are the type of stories that you just don't believe when you see them.

Rep. Russ Carnahan on The Ed Show:

"We have a long history in this country of backing up people when they're at their worst, when they've gone through natural disasters. ... But to have that debate in the face of the suffering we've seen in Joplin is just plain wrong." [...]

"When you talk about cutting clean energy programs versus cutting subsidies for big oil, let's have that debate here in Washington. But let's not have it on the backs of people of Joplin."

Why are we even having this discussion?

Borowitz Report: FEMA declares Eric Cantor a disaster area

[Thanks to Sam Rose for the link]

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