Eric Cantor - have you no shame at all? No sense of decency? No awareness of what is right?
Throughout our nation's history, a simple rule has applied when it comes to natural disasters: help your fellow Americans, and do what is needed to help them get back on their feet.
Thus, it's frankly appalling that Representative Eric Cantor is threatening to hold disaster relief funds hostage to his partisan pettiness. He is demanding immediate cuts to offset spending, even though it is spending necessitated by a natural disaster of historic proportions -- a hurricane hit his very own district:
"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."
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