Un-freaking-believable. h/t The Political Carnival
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Monday that if Congress passes an emergency spending bill to help Missouri’s tornado victims, the extra money will have to be cut from somewhere else.
“If there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental,” Mr. Cantor, Virginia Republican, told reporters at the Capitol. The term “pay-fors” is used by lawmakers to signal cuts or tax increases used to pay for new spending.
The death toll in Joplin is near 120. Yes, I have family there. They’re ok, but their home and two cars are gone. But Cantor has decided this is where he wants to make a political point.
This, folks, is where the GOP is headed. Cut taxes to the richest patrons, but when disaster hits, you’ll have to fund it from something else in the budget. Continue to give oil companies subsidies to make their billions per quarter, but not to help people rebuild their lives. They flat out don’t care about the average American. They only want to fatten their wallets and the wallets of their benefactors. Everyone else can go to hell.
And that is what the folks in Joplin are living through. Hell.