Republican U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia says that any federal assistance for the Joplin, Missouri tornadoes will have to be offset by others cuts in the federal budget.
(Above---Picture of Joplin damage as taken by macahanC6R.)
"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."
Do you think that Mr. Cantor and the current hard-right Republican Party would help hard-working Americans when times are rough?
Are these the people you want in power when you need the Medicare and the Social Security that you have worked to earn?
In the end, people are just going to have to decide what kind of country we are going to have.