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In Treatment of Joplin, Eric Cantor Reveals GOP’s Sick Attitude

Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 25, 2011

How sick inside do you have to be to be capable of stiffing disaster victims in your own country just so the rich guys who pay your campaign bills never have to pay meaningful amounts in taxes?

You have to be Eric-Cantor-level sick, that’s how sick. Per, via David Dayen of FDL:

As the Washington Times reports, Cantor said any aid would need to be offset by other spending cuts, “If there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental.” The term “pay-fors” means either spending cuts or tax increases, and the Republicans have firmly stated that they would not pass any tax increases this year. The Washington Times also points out that six years ago, then-House Majority Leader Tom Delay approved Hurricane Katrina aid without offsetting spending cuts. At the time Delay said it was acceptable to just add the Katrina aid on to the deficit.

That’s right, folks: Eric Cantor makes Tom DeLay look good in comparison. Think about how bad you have to be for that to be possible.

The people of Joplin, Missouri are finding out at first hand.

(Crossposted to Renaissance Post.)

4 Responses to “In Treatment of Joplin, Eric Cantor Reveals GOP’s Sick Attitude”

  1. MEC said

    Cantor is so bad, the WASHINGTON TIMES points out how extreme his position is.

    That’s bad.

  2. Deadgrassroad said

    What’s wrong with offsetting the budget in order to pay for this disaster instead of charging it to our 14.3 trillion dollar debt? He did not say to bad Joplin, he’s simply stating let’s round up some money from other programs, so we don’t have to raise taxes or add this expense to our debt. You libs sure do love twisting facts around!

    • Charles II said

      What’s wrong with raising taxes on millionaires to close the deficit, which hasn’t been in surplus since… a Democrat was in charge? That way, we won’t be holding desperate people hostage or give in to making some other people–like the elderly and disabled– desperate.

      Republicans have got such a total lock on deception and hypocrisy that I can all but guarantee that Mr. Deadgrass will not consent to a fair debate of debt and deficit. It’s just post-and-run, as all lying cowards do.

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