30 Aug

More Hostages: Negotiating With Terrorist, Cantor Ties Disaster Relief to Spending Cuts

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Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene this weekend, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today stood by his call that no more money be allocated for disaster relief unless it is offset by spending cuts elsewhere. The Washington Post reported this morning that FEMA will need more money than it currently has to deal with the storm’s aftermath and is already diverting funds from other recent disasters to deal with the hurricane, but Cantor’s comments suggest Republicans won’t authorize more funds without a fight.

Cantor took the position following the tornadoes that devastated Joplin, Missouri and elsewhere in the spring and summer, and after last week’s earthquake, the epicenter for which was in his district, but the hurricane’s level of destruction is far beyond that of those disasters. Still, Cantor told Fox News that while “we’re going to find the money,” “we’re just going to need to make sure that there are savings elsewhere to do so.”

Source: Think Progress
By Alex Seitz-Wald

2 Responses to “More Hostages: Negotiating With Terrorist, Cantor Ties Disaster Relief to Spending Cuts”

  1. 1
    FYI Says:

    The Republicans have started a whole bunch of new patterns now that Obama is Pres. So you need to make cuts to fund disaster releif ..really …these folks are really phony

  2. 2
    chris5x Says:

    They aren’t joking when they’re referred to as “conservative”…

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