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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    The discussion is around what should be done here. Are you disagreeing with my point and believe that we should just spend all day with no care for how in debt we are?
    Perry...if your family was in a natural disaster, be it any kind and you werent in the financial position to assure your families well being or safety...you wouldnt be asking this question....my answer is take care of the disaster first...they people that are in need assure they are safe and have food and shelter...and worry bout the debt later....like by raising TAXS to pay for it....this question shouldnt even be asked.
    You dont play political games when peoples lives are at stake or they are in misery...and you certainly dont play lets banter endlessly on how we pay for this natural disaster while everyones waiting for help because We made a promise not to ever raise taxs for any reason...

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    It looks like Cantor has flopped on this issue, what a surprise - NOT.

    PolitiFact Virginia | Cantor flops position on disaster aid offsets


    When Tropical Storm Gaston slammed into central Virginia in August 2004, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor went all out to get federal disaster aid for his constituents.

    The Aug. 30 deluge dumped a foot of rain on the Richmond area in 10 hours, causing floods, landslides and eight deaths.

    Cantor, R-7th, fired a letter to then-Homeland Secretary Tom Ridge, seeking "immediate action" from Washington. "Time is of the essence and it is important to start working on this matter so my constituents can receive help in this time of need," Cantor wrote.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Can anyone show that if we taxed the "rich" more, it would cover all the spending and debt reduction? There is plenty of waste by the federal govt.
    People also need to be willing to help themselves and quit looking solely for a handout from the feds.

    bottom line, the feds needs a balanced budget. Like we all have to or should live under
    Just because we believe the rich should pay more, doesn't mean we approve of wasteful spending. We can cut from military and other areas, legalize & tax Marijuana, bring jobs back and hit the rich with higher taxes. They're begging us to tax them. We should do it.. it certainly wont HURT America now will it? We can save many social programs and help our fellow Americans in need.
    Silly poor people
    Tax cuts are for the rich!

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It looks like Cantor has flopped on this issue, what a surprise - NOT.

    PolitiFact Virginia | Cantor flops position on disaster aid offsets


    When Tropical Storm Gaston slammed into central Virginia in August 2004, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor went all out to get federal disaster aid for his constituents.

    The Aug. 30 deluge dumped a foot of rain on the Richmond area in 10 hours, causing floods, landslides and eight deaths.

    Cantor, R-7th, fired a letter to then-Homeland Secretary Tom Ridge, seeking "immediate action" from Washington. "Time is of the essence and it is important to start working on this matter so my constituents can receive help in this time of need," Cantor wrote.

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    this is a perfect example of politifact in action - as Cantor is not saying that it is not the role of the Federal Government not to help with natural disasters (as some conservatives do), there is no flip.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleRain View Post
    [FONT=Lucida Sans Unicode]Just because we believe the rich should pay more, doesn't mean we approve of wasteful spending. We can cut from military and other areas, legalize & tax Marijuana, bring jobs back and hit the rich with higher taxes. They're begging us to tax them. We should do it.. it certainly wont HURT America now will it?
    yes. and furthermore, we won't bring in any extra revenue.


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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    You have to wonder what the position of Cantor would be if a major disaster hit his own district really hard and he had hundreds of thousands of constituents climbing up his posterior clamoring for help and help now?

    NJ Governor Chris Christie seems to have discovered such a situation.

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2011/09/01...budget-issues/

    edit: just read the post from PB detailing how cantor lobbied for funds previously. thanks.
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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Eric Cantor has said disaster relief must be offset with spending cuts elsewhere.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    This "independent" votes other...
    And boy oh boy, our nation is really split !
    Since Cantor is a tea-bagger, I automatically and instinctively oppose him.
    But he does have a point...as Mike states , there is plenty of waste, this must be worked on.
    And, instead of always having so much "disaster relief", lets start building this nation, its infrastructure, the h*e*l*l with hopeless foreign nations, several in the near east as examples.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Since Bush doubled the Defense budget, would you agree taking the money from there?
    I've stated many times that if it was up to me the cuts would be across the board. I don't know how many times I stated that the soldiers would be out of Afghanistan and Iraq. I believe that would more than pay for any assistance.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Perry...if your family was in a natural disaster, be it any kind and you werent in the financial position to assure your families well being or safety...you wouldnt be asking this question....my answer is take care of the disaster first...they people that are in need assure they are safe and have food and shelter...and worry bout the debt later....like by raising TAXS to pay for it....this question shouldnt even be asked.
    You dont play political games when peoples lives are at stake or they are in misery...and you certainly dont play lets banter endlessly on how we pay for this natural disaster while everyones waiting for help because We made a promise not to ever raise taxs for any reason...
    Yes, worry about the debt later.....no sorry, I disagree. We have to get rid of those ideas. If we are going to do this and we only have X amount of money we simply have to cut somewhere, decide what would be enough of a fund for disasters and put that money aside to NEVER be touched for anything else. It can't be run like social security which is another similiar issue.

    It wouldn't be tough to raise the taxes. Obama simply needed to go on telelvision last week and convince the country it was the right thing to do. If he came up with a legit program that would actually bring in money, I'd be fine with starting out the spending while it was still coming in. Problem is, he can't do this. He is a failure as a leader. He's an organizer, not a leader.

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