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    Eric Cantor: Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset

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    Eric Cantor On 'Face The Nation': Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset (VIDEO)

    On Sunday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) reiterated his position that disaster relief funds for the tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri must be paid for with cuts to other programs. "Congress will find the money," Cantor said on CBS' “Face the Nation” "And it will be offset."

    "I know that America is just stunned by the scope of devastation and loss and the horrific tragedy that the people of Joplin and other places across the country really are experiencing this tornado season," Cantor said. The federal government typically pays for disaster relief, but Cantor has said repeatedly that the government must maintain fiscal discipline. On Sunday, he compared the situation to that of a family putting off buying a new car when a family member became ill.

    "When a family is struck with tragedy -- like the family of Joplin ... let's say if they had $10,000 set aside to do something else with, to buy a new car ... and then they were struck with a sick member of the family or something, and needed to take that money to apply it to that, that's what they would do, because families don't have unlimited money. And, really, neither does the federal government."


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    Re: Eric Cantor: Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset

    I kinda agree with his sentiments, but I think its a dangerous political game considering that repub typically are talking about cutting money that goes to other segments of the population, typically the poor.

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    Is Cantor so stupid that he doesn't understand the difference between family finance and running a country? How dare he and other republicans hold these people hostage to try to get more budget cuts. This shows that they don't give a damn about the people of this country. He should be ashamed and so should anyone who votes for him ever again!
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    Re: Eric Cantor: Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    Is Cantor so stupid that he doesn't understand the difference between family finance and running a country? How dare he and other republicans hold these people hostage to try to get more budget cuts. This shows that they don't give a damn about the people of this country. He should be ashamed and so should anyone who votes for him ever again!
    Budget: An estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period; a limited stock or supply of something (Dictionary.com).

    So I guess we just print some more money and everything and will be just fine, eh?

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    Re: Eric Cantor: Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    Is Cantor so stupid that he doesn't understand the difference between family finance and running a country? How dare he and other republicans hold these people hostage to try to get more budget cuts. This shows that they don't give a damn about the people of this country. He should be ashamed and so should anyone who votes for him ever again!
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    Re: Eric Cantor: Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset

    he compared the situation to that of a family putting off buying a new car when a family member became ill.
    Except a better analogy would be a family not paying the electricity bill to pay for an illness, it's not money that could be spent like he's implying, but money that will be spent.

    Call me a commie, but I think money for disaster relief should arrive ASAP, and not have to go through a bureaucratic rigmarole.
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    Re: Eric Cantor: Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Except a better analogy would be a family not paying the electricity bill to pay for an illness, it's not money that could be spent like he's implying, but money that will be spent.

    Call me a commie, but I think money for disaster relief should arrive ASAP, and not have to go through a bureaucratic rigmarole.
    Right, no questions asked. And certainly to expectation the state will do anything at all. Just make sure that elected officials are PC and stand down in the House well bloviating over how much they care about the people. Let's be real. The only way to make a liberal stop playing gamesmanship with the money is to make them be responsible at every turn. We can no longer afford to find loopholes in spending.
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    Re: Eric Cantor: Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Budget: An estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period; a limited stock or supply of something (Dictionary.com).

    So I guess we just print some more money and everything and will be just fine, eh?

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    You don't play politics with peoples' lives. He is trying to hold aid for these people hostage. That is just wrong. In an emergency such as this, you find the money and help the people. You don't say, "Do what I want or we won't help these people." If republicans are so great with the budget, why didn't President Bush pull this when sending aid after Katrina?
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    Re: Eric Cantor: Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein
    On Sunday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) reiterated his position that disaster relief funds for the tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri must be paid for with cuts to other programs. "Congress will find the money," Cantor said on CBS' “Face the Nation” "And it will be offset."

    "I know that America is just stunned by the scope of devastation and loss and the horrific tragedy that the people of Joplin and other places across the country really are experiencing this tornado season," Cantor said. The federal government typically pays for disaster relief, but Cantor has said repeatedly that the government must maintain fiscal discipline. On Sunday, he compared the situation to that of a family putting off buying a new car when a family member became ill.

    "When a family is struck with tragedy -- like the family of Joplin ... let's say if they had $10,000 set aside to do something else with, to buy a new car ... and then they were struck with a sick member of the family or something, and needed to take that money to apply it to that, that's what they would do, because families don't have unlimited money. And, really, neither does the federal government."
    Really?

    REALLY!?!

    People have lost their lives. Homes, businesses and property have all been destroyed. Entire towns lay in ruin. They're still finding bodies in Joplin. Folks down south of me in Tuscaloosa, AL are still homeless; some are even still hospitalized. And Congressman Cantor has the audacity to politicize federal disaster relief funds?

    REALLY!?!

    U-N-F-R-E-A-K-I-N' REAL!!!

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    Re: Eric Cantor: Disaster Relief For Joplin Tornado Victims Must Be Offset

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Budget: An estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period; a limited stock or supply of something (Dictionary.com).

    So I guess we just print some more money and everything and will be just fine, eh?

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    You know, you wouldn't be making such foolish, dispassionate statements if one of those F5's bared down on your home, your family, your community. I've seen the devastation LIVE, IN PERSON! We're still cleaning up the mess all around north Alabama. Layla-Z is 1000% correct. You DON'T play politics with people's lives this way. I understand the budgetary problems our country is facing currently, but this is something you don't play political games with.

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