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ThePantaloon.com Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:37 AM
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Cantor To Constituent With Sick Relative: Fall Back On Gov't Program
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) appeared yesterday at a health care reform discussion hosted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. As the newspaper reported, constituents "listened without booing" and "left in an orderly fashion -- without shouting, fighting or the escort of law enforcement." What a refreshing change of pace.

As Think Progress pointed out, there was only one glitch: Cantor told a woman whose uninsured relative needs a tumor operation that she ought to look into "an existing government program" or seek charity to pay for the operation. Way to stick to conservative principles.

The constituent said she has a close relative in her early forties "who did have a wonderful, high-paying job, owns her own home, and is a a real contributing member of society." Then she lost her job and found out she has stomach tumors and needs an operation.

"She has no insurance," the constituent said.

(rest of the article linked)

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/09/cantor... /

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:55 AM
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:07 AM
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2. As Cantor makes an ass of
himself at his healthcare forum, Hoyer is reaching out to him. Who's the fool?


"House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday he would reach out to House Minority Whip Eric Cantor and other Republicans to seek common ground on healthcare.

"I'm going to be reaching out to a number of Republicans over the next day or so," said Hoyer (D-Md.), specifically citing Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-La.) in addition to Cantor (R-Va.). "We are certainly more than willing to pursue any suggestion they may have."

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/59793-hoyer-to-reach-...
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:08 AM
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3. P.S. Welcome
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:41 AM
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4. Welcome to DU! Thanks for the post. Cantor is so warped.
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