Eric Cantor’s Disaster Debacle - Printable Version
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Eric Cantor’s Disaster Debacle - jaxx - 09-01-2011 08:51 PM
<..> Cantor’s Plan Trades Disaster Funds For Huge Cuts To First Responders
When it comes to finding so-called offsets to pay for disaster relief, we don’t have to guess what Cantor and his fellow Republicans have in mind because they’ve already passed a bill laying out exactly what they want to cut. The House passed its annual appropriations bill for the Homeland Security Department (of which FEMA is part) back on June 6, and additional disaster monies came at the expense of massive cuts to first responders. The GOP bill cuts funds to train and equip first responders by 40 percent, which comes on top of a 19 percent cut for the current fiscal year.
<..> Cantor’s Plan Spends Six Times More on Afghan Police Training Than U.S. First Responders
In her critique of the House GOP’s misguided and dangerous cuts to first responders, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) pointed out a shocking fact:
<..> Cantor’s Plan Puts Jobs, Relief At Risk
Because the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund is now running low on cash and may not be replenished in a timely manner thanks to Cantor’s political games, FEMA has been forced to put new relief and recovery projects on hold in order to conserve cash for immediate disaster needs. This halt to new projects will stall vital, job-creating infrastructure reconstruction efforts in states across the country. In Iowa, for example, $200 MILLION in reconstruction projects have been put on hold.
<..> Cantor Is A Hypocrite
Not only has Cantor not demanded offsets for previous disaster spending, he even went so far as to vote against a 2004 amendment that would’ve offset disaster funding with spending cuts. That amendment was part of bill that addressed disasters including Tropical Storm Gaston, which damaged Cantor’s district. ThinkProgress’ Tanya Somanader has more:
Excellent report on the teabagger Cantor and his pissing on the country.
RE: Eric Cantor’s Disaster Debacle - Cha - 09-01-2011 09:11 PM
That's an excellent report from Think Progress..thanks, jaxx.
Good to see another republicon governor against Eric Cantor.. "Our people are suffering now, and they need support now. And they [Congress] can all go down there and get back to work and figure out budget cuts later.
-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ®" I have no use for Christie but when your state is hurting from Natural Disasters and even if you're a repub gov..they see the need to be helped and Cantor's hypocritical swarmy mouth needing to stfu.
I saw this link too..
"Holiday Inn Abruptly Ejects Progressive Groups Who Reserved Space For Jobs Rally In Same Hotel As Cantor Event"
Quote:ThinkProgress filed this report from Richmond, Virginia.
Some of the comments below said they weren't staying at a Holiday Inn again.
RE: Eric Cantor’s Disaster Debacle - jaxx - 09-01-2011 09:18 PM
You just know Cantor's people had the progressives thrown out of the hotel. He was probably scared they would say something and make him run away.
RE: Eric Cantor’s Disaster Debacle - Cha - 09-01-2011 09:28 PM
(09-01-2011 09:18 PM)jaxx Wrote: You just know Cantor's people had the progressives thrown out of the hotel. He was probably scared they would say something and make him run away.Yes bullies like him don't like to be confronted with strong reality.
"The protesters then marched back across the street, out of sight from the hotel, and held a rally similar to the one they had planned inside the hotel, with more stories of unemployment and hardship brought on by the economic recession. Watch video of the march:"