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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:15 AM
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American Exceptionalism: Cantor To Japan: NO HELP FROM US.
Eric Cantor Defends Foreign Aid Cuts In Aftermath Of Japan Earthquake, Tsunami

"All of us need to be tempered by the fact that we've got to stop spending money we don't have," Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told reporters at his weekly press briefing. "Essentially, what you are saying is to go borrow money from the Japanese so we can spend it there to help the Japanese."

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States "will continue offer any assistance we can" to Japan as it deals with aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. But the majority leader did not back down from the House GOP's proposed budget cuts for programs that respond to natural disasters both at home and abroad. H.R. 1, which the House passed in February, would cut the U.S. Agency for International Development budget by about $121 million, or roughly 8.7 percent.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/eric-cantor-de...
via: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/15/956549/-Cantor...
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:17 AM
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1. As opposed to borrowing money from Japan and using it perpetuate war in three foreign countries.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:19 AM
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2. But but but
War is very profitable for ReTHUGS
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:19 AM
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3. I'm so sick of the R's.
And ashamed that they can speak in any way for my country.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:19 AM
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4. The Japanese will need to spend their money, not buy our bonds. .
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ozone_man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:35 AM
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6. He's got a point there.
Borrowing money from Japan to offer assistance to ... Japan.
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 12:10 PM
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21. Here's a quarter. Go buy a clue.
We're still going to borrow from the Japanese. We're just not going to send any help.

If you think the don't tax and deficit spend like drunken sailers on shore leave GOP is gonna stop spending on their pet projects to pump their feelings of John Wayneness, then you are delusional.

I don't mean to snark, but please examine every assumption that underlies anything that the lying GOP says.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:26 AM
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5. The Republicans get their rocks off watching others suffer
I believe that more and more with each remark and each cut these bastards make.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:40 AM
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9. Sadism is an extension of authoritarianism, when you think about it.
They're very closely related.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:38 AM
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7. shrug -- he's a sadist - and now every one knows it. nt
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:39 AM
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8. Eric Cantor - Today's Worst Person....in the Woooooorrrrrrlllllldddddd
Plenty of money for rich Countries like Israel, Saudi Arabia, and UAE but none for countries in trouble?
:puke:
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:44 AM
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10. Are all of these idiots this heartless?
We would do well to send all of them to the planet of the haters (if there only were one).
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:45 AM
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12. Thats a given....
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 08:44 AM
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11. Cantor is an imbecile. Japan will sell dollar-denominated assets (T-Bills, etc.) ....
Edited on Tue Mar-15-11 08:46 AM by TahitiNut
... to fund their recovery. Such a sale both drives down the dollar and drives up interest rates on the debt. So, Cantor carries water for the billionheirheads who'd rather LOAN money (they don't pay in taxes) to the US and BENEFIT from the debt than hire anyone to produce needed goods and services. The sad fact of the matter is that it takes fewer IQ points to play paper chase bubbles than actually engage in enterprise. E.g. mortgage derivatives instead of widget production.

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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 09:11 AM
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13. Then, Mr. Cantor, pull the Contractor's IV and bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan
Then we can stop spending money we don't have. Fool.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 09:44 AM
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14. Wasting $2 billion a week in Iraq - no problem
Offering a helping hand to an ally during a crisis - F#ck you!

Republicans are sickening.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 09:51 AM
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15. Heartless Republicans...
しんでください!
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 11:42 AM
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16. Wonder if the world will remember Cantor's remarks should a mega-quake hit the Seattle/Portland area
or if Yellowstone should blow? :shrug:
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 11:52 AM
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17. Oh good grief we are an evil nation
I think we can't stoop lower and we do!
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 11:56 AM
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18. Republicon Family Cesspool Values
Ptoooey - glad I don't have republicons as neighbors. What dicks.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 12:00 PM
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19. Maybe that ignorant fuck should look at this picture until he figures it out
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 12:03 PM
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20. then japan should ask for the loans to be settled.
time for them to take thier money back
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 12:13 PM
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22. How is it Repukes know so much about saving money
yet never have saved a dime for the taxpayer in their lifetimes? Why is that?
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