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Cantor Says Congress Won’t Pay For Missouri Disaster Relief Unless Spending Is Cut Elsewhere
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http://thinkprogress.org/2011/05/24/cantor-disaster-rel... /

Firefighters and rescue workers who arrived in Joplin, MO, found that the deadly tornado that hit the state Sunday had left a “barren, smoky wasteland” in its path. Rescue workers worked through more storms in an effort to find potential survivors, even as the death toll rose to at least 119. President Obama pledged full support to the state Monday, telling survivors, “We’re here with you. We’re going to stay by you.”

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), however, said that before Congress approved federal funds for disaster relief, it had to offset the spending with cuts to other programs. The Washington Times reports:

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.

More at the link --

personally, he's another candidate for a public horse-whipping... :grr:
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  -Cantor Says Congress Won’t Pay For Missouri Disaster Relief Unless Spending Is Cut Elsewhere Donnachaidh  May-24-11 10:42 AM   #0 
  - Please let this get legs. Nothing could make Republicans look more  rurallib   May-24-11 10:44 AM   #1 
  - I posted it on Twitter and Facebook.  aquart   May-24-11 11:09 AM   # 
  - I did the same too  Donnachaidh   May-24-11 11:45 AM   #38 
  - Me too....  truebrit71   May-24-11 03:25 PM   #52 
     - See McCaskil. This is exactly what would happen if you put limits on raising the debt ceiling  bjobotts   May-24-11 11:24 PM   #72 
        - Let this be a lesson to you.Even if money in treasury can't spend it because of spending limit u pro  bjobotts   May-24-11 11:26 PM   #73 
           - Givethe president the clean bill he asks for on raising the debt ceiling.  bjobotts   May-24-11 11:27 PM   #75 
  - done  proud patriot   May-24-11 07:43 PM   #62 
  - billboards throughout the south. wake up, south. these people  roguevalley   May-24-11 01:52 PM   #42 
  - What monsters.  Liberty Belle   May-24-11 10:44 AM   #2 
  - All right then  booley   May-24-11 10:45 AM   #3 
  - Right on!  earcandle   May-24-11 10:49 AM   #13 
  - Yes! Let's start a campaign to close that embassy, get OUT of Iraq and see some $$  LuckyLib   May-24-11 10:39 PM   #70 
  - Yeah, Eric! Show off that Compassionate Conservatism!  Wounded Bear   May-24-11 10:45 AM   #4 
  - That compassion only applies to oil corporations.  sinkingfeeling   May-24-11 10:52 AM   #19 
  - I'm sort of surprised he stopped there.  Bandit   May-24-11 10:46 AM   #5 
  - Wrong guy  atreides1   May-24-11 10:51 AM   #16 
  - But Tornado Country is in "Real America"  pstokely   May-24-11 11:33 AM   #37 
  - Well lets see now  Andy823   May-24-11 10:47 AM   #6 
  - Cantor is a mean little prick  Botany   May-24-11 10:47 AM   #7 
  - Well, he'll just complain that the rescue and  liberalhistorian   May-24-11 07:46 PM   #63 
  - People like to complain about idiots like Palin and Bachmann....  mwb970   May-25-11 06:06 AM   #103 
     - Remember Eric Cantor's my office was shot at b.s.?  Botany   May-25-11 08:07 AM   #110 
  - Stupid, stupid, stupid precendent to set, Eric. What happens is  Raven   May-24-11 10:48 AM   #8 
  - Stupid yes, but these guys have no ability to be embarrassed...  oneAngryOhioDem   May-25-11 05:24 AM   #97 
  - More proof that the GOP is now absolutely tone deaf. nt  sufrommich   May-24-11 10:48 AM   #9 
  - God should cause Cantor a major hardship for his sins against the people.  earcandle   May-24-11 10:48 AM   #10 
  - heartless  flakey_foont   May-24-11 10:49 AM   #11 
  - That proves it--Republicans are haters--  asjr   May-24-11 10:49 AM   #12 
  - Fine, we'll take it all out of the defense budget.  sinkingfeeling   May-24-11 10:49 AM   #14 
  - this guy is a parasite  sasha031   May-24-11 10:50 AM   #15 
  - Just defund the invasion of Iraq  toddwv   May-24-11 10:51 AM   #17 
  - Cut military aid to Israel. nt  tsuki   May-24-11 11:48 PM   #82 
     - Well, thank you for bringing anti-Semitism into this.  aquart   May-25-11 10:41 AM   #124 
  - Hang this around his weasely little neck! Make sure that everyone in America knows  QC   May-24-11 10:51 AM   #18 
  - AT LEAST Richmond, VA must know this.  elleng   May-25-11 12:52 AM   #89 
  - K & R, what an ass  Lifelong Protester   May-24-11 10:52 AM   #20 
  - I think it should come out of Congressional pay  Angry Dragon   May-24-11 10:55 AM   #21 
  - Amen! +10000000 nt  justiceischeap   May-24-11 11:06 AM   #25 
  - no, just his  Telly Savalas   May-24-11 11:27 PM   #74 
  - Inhuman piece of shit...  rasputin1952   May-24-11 10:56 AM   #22 
  - The R's get it. They just don't give a fuck.  indy legend   May-24-11 11:32 PM   #76 
  - Funny they didn't need to cut spending when they gave a big fat tax cut to the rich.  Ganja Ninja   May-24-11 10:59 AM   #23 
  - 35% tax on campaign contributions.  GreatCaesarsGhost   May-24-11 11:02 AM   #24 
  - What a sick, evil SOB!!!  Odin2005   May-24-11 11:06 AM   #26 
  - I am trying to find a different link for this  JanMichael   May-24-11 11:07 AM   #27 
  - Good idea Eric! Well end oil company subsidies to pay for it. n/t  denverbill   May-24-11 11:09 AM   #28 
  - Excellent idea! nt  justiceischeap   May-24-11 11:12 AM   #31 
  - Hurricane season starts June 1st he does know that doesn't he?  Ichingcarpenter   May-24-11 11:10 AM   #29 
  - Yeah, hurrican season is upon us, but the states that  juajen   May-24-11 11:37 PM   #80 
  - 1667 is the 17th century.  JDPriestly   May-25-11 01:20 AM   #91 
     - Look at the link and pick your own centuries  Ichingcarpenter   May-25-11 08:13 AM   #111 
        - Thanks. Looks like there was a history of really bad storms,  JDPriestly   May-26-11 03:28 PM   #125 
  - What a piece of shit that guy is.  MilesColtrane   May-24-11 11:11 AM   #30 
  - Republican checklist for defeat 2012  DainBramaged   May-24-11 11:15 AM   #32 
  - Did I miss anything?  Botany   May-24-11 11:18 AM   #34 
  - Le's see: Plenty of money for bogus wars and tax-cuts for those who don't need them.  KansDem   May-24-11 11:16 AM   #33 
  - The true face of Republicanism  CanonRay   May-24-11 11:26 AM   #35 
  - Socio meet path.  Uncle Joe   May-24-11 11:26 AM   #36 
  - Terrific!! Does this mean the wars are now defunded?  CoffeeCat   May-24-11 12:00 PM   #39 
  - Very well. We'll be writing in our congresspeople to amend every single Republican bill  Bubba Kush   May-24-11 12:03 PM   #40 
  - Cantor can kiss my hairy ass.  HopeHoops   May-24-11 12:08 PM   #41 
  - Good Gawd,.. what a pompous little prick he is  SoCalDem   May-24-11 01:53 PM   #43 
  - They've lost their minds  eleny   May-24-11 02:00 PM   #44 
  - That SOB!  kentuck   May-24-11 02:13 PM   #45 
  - So the party of F**K You unless you give me what I want strikes again as people suffer and die, well  louslobbs   May-24-11 02:16 PM   #46 
  - Make it viral.  Skidmore   May-24-11 02:18 PM   #47 
  - Let's get this going viral on Facebook...  Modern_Matthew   May-24-11 02:24 PM   #48 
  - kick  eleny   May-24-11 03:14 PM   #49 
  - Republicans are the spawn of satan  lunatica   May-24-11 03:19 PM   #50 
  - pukes are just fucked in the head  and-justice-for-all   May-24-11 03:23 PM   #51 
  - Biden needs to go to Joplin ASAP and reassure them  jpak   May-24-11 03:26 PM   #53 
  - Kick...  butterfly77   May-24-11 03:41 PM   #54 
  - A Truer Republican't There Never Was  Blue Owl   May-24-11 04:37 PM   #55 
  - They have to be deliberately trying to run the GOP into the ground !  RagAss   May-24-11 04:40 PM   #56 
  - Well, if this gets legs, it insures a McCaskill win next year  MadHound   May-24-11 04:43 PM   #57 
  - Missouri has a Democratic Governor, NUFF SAID  B Calm   May-24-11 04:44 PM   #58 
  - His salary and benefits is a great place to start. n/t  kickysnana   May-24-11 06:34 PM   #59 
  - What is even worse?  Drew Richards   May-24-11 07:36 PM   #60 
  - Well, Eric, 'ol boy, you and your fellow  liberalhistorian   May-24-11 07:41 PM   #61 
  - Cut every penny that goes into his district.  Fuddnik   May-24-11 09:31 PM   #64 
  - I know one place to start  Pakid   May-24-11 09:43 PM   #65 
  - Time for another round of CLUE-BAT!  sakabatou   May-24-11 09:46 PM   #66 
  - I know one place to start  Pakid   May-24-11 09:49 PM   #67 
  - So what's the best way to put his face and these comments in front of people?  jtuck004   May-24-11 09:57 PM   #68 
  - Republicans: Standing strong against humanity.  DirkGently   May-24-11 10:08 PM   #69 
  - Is that Eric Cantor (R-Asshole)?  Beartracks   May-24-11 11:20 PM   #71 
  - I LOVE IT !  markmyword   May-24-11 11:36 PM   #77 
  - Over and over again on this site I've stated that  xmas74   May-24-11 11:58 PM   #84 
  - If the disaster area were in California, that position would be popular with their supporters.  Marr   May-24-11 11:37 PM   #78 
  - Pay your fucking taxes Cantor and stop trying to make people suffer, you heartless Prick!  jillan   May-24-11 11:37 PM   #79 
  - If anyone ever needed PROOF that rethugs are evil fucks, here you have it.  Hugabear   May-24-11 11:46 PM   #81 
  - I agree. Spending is very important Thus, all corporate $$ donated to him, or PAC  ncrainbowgrrl   May-24-11 11:54 PM   #83 
  - That's easy, cut the defense budget, bring the troops home and close ALL overseas military bases.  Citizen Worker   May-25-11 12:21 AM   #85 
  - The GOP is taking hostages yet again and they'll use this tactic as long as it keeps working.  pa28   May-25-11 12:39 AM   #86 
  - What a disgusting, evil shit.  geomon666   May-25-11 12:43 AM   #87 
  - Go ahead, Cantor. REPUBLICAN SUICIDE.  kestrel91316   May-25-11 12:52 AM   #88 
  - The good people of Missouri deserve better than this.  JDPriestly   May-25-11 01:11 AM   #90 
  - Cantor is very busy writing his ticket home.  Hubert Flottz   May-25-11 04:10 AM   #92 
  - K & R  democracy1st   May-25-11 04:33 AM   #93 
  - Sorry but...  davidthegnome   May-25-11 05:04 AM   #94 
  - Ugly, ugly, ugly Republicon blackmail  SpiralHawk   May-25-11 05:22 AM   #95 
  - Democrats need to run his remarks in camapaign ads.. shows how hard hearted they are nt  steve2470   May-25-11 05:22 AM   #96 
  - It will be interesting to see how many of our friends in the "liberal media" will report on this  deutsey   May-25-11 05:37 AM   #98 
  - That is fucking blackmail and is a criminal act  liberal N proud   May-25-11 05:49 AM   #99 
  - Make sure Joplin knows about this. I already sent an email to their local paper nt  steve2470   May-25-11 05:50 AM   #100 
  - Heartless, cruel, evil. These have become synonyms for "republican".  mwb970   May-25-11 06:04 AM   #101 
  - If this isn't proof of Republicans being sociopaths I don't know what is  lunatica   May-25-11 06:05 AM   #102 
  - Every time I see or hear Eric Cantor  The Wizard   May-25-11 06:12 AM   #104 
  - Democrats, including Obama, should see  Enthusiast   May-25-11 06:17 AM   #105 
  - Or, how to create a bright blue state. He and ryan are equally insane. n/t  deacon   May-25-11 06:18 AM   #106 
  - I doubt that.  obxhead   May-25-11 07:55 AM   #109 
  - No problema Mr. Cantor.  sulphurdunn   May-25-11 07:15 AM   #107 
  - So cut war spending.  roody   May-25-11 07:49 AM   #108 
  - Way to go, Eric! May we quote you?  CTyankee   May-25-11 08:19 AM   #112 
  - Thank you Mr. Cantor  Turbineguy   May-25-11 08:24 AM   #113 
  - I hope this plays in Southwest Missouri home of some of the most odious Republicans anywhere.  gordianot   May-25-11 08:30 AM   #114 
  - OK, Democrats, now is not the time to "keep your powder dry"  NewJeffCT   May-25-11 08:41 AM   #115 
  - THE REPUBS ARE BULLIES..... ALL OF THEM  HowHasItComeToThis   May-25-11 09:57 AM   #122 
  - If the GOP can use the recession to get their agenda through, we can use the disasters as  ehrnst   May-25-11 08:56 AM   #116 
  - I'm sure he'd be saying EXACLTY the  Le Taz Hot   May-25-11 09:02 AM   #117 
  - Hmmm... getting one Fortune 500 Company to pony up on their fair share of taxes...  Pacifist Patriot   May-25-11 09:20 AM   #118 
  - Thank you, Eric Cantor  roxiejules   May-25-11 09:37 AM   #119 
  - No one should let this one die. What an ass Cantor is. Sociopath.  glinda   May-25-11 09:43 AM   #120 
  - Eric Cantor  liberalgunwilltravel   May-25-11 09:47 AM   #121 
  - Rethugs, Bringing the love  blackspade   May-25-11 10:05 AM   #123 
 

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