Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Republican leader: No help for Joplin unless there are cuts elsewhere

From Politico, written by Jake Sherman -
The No. 2 House Republican said that if Congress doles out additional money to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters across the country, the spending may need to be offset.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said “if there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental.”
Cantor is one of the 233 House Republicans who voted to protect subsidies to Big Oil and one of the 235 who voted to destroy Medicare.

Well, say what you want about Cantor and his ilk, (like Arizona's Jeff Flake, David Schweikert, Trent Franks, Ben Quayle, and Paul Gosar) nobody can deny his consistency.

Travis Waldron at ThinkProgress has his take here.

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