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Eric Cantor Plays Political Games with Tornado Relief Funds

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Wow, just when you think it’s not possible for Eric Cant’or to sink any lower, he does just that.

Firefighters and rescue workers who arrived in Joplin, MO, found that the deadly tornado that hit the state Sunday had left a “barren, smoky wasteland” in its path. Rescue workers worked through more storms in an effort to find potential survivors, even as the death toll rose to at least 119. President Obama pledged full support to the state Monday, telling survivors, “We’re here with you. We’re going to stay by you.”

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), however, said that before Congress approved federal funds for disaster relief, it had to offset the spending with cuts to other programs…

This is the same guy, by the way, who believes it’s fine to cut taxes for the wealthy, budget deficit be damned, but when it comes to people who need emergency help because of a natural disaster (or whatever else – health problems, old age, you name it), I guess Can’tor’s attitude is pretty much “you’re on your own.” The only question I’ve got is, “how could anyone in their right mind ever vote for this clown or his Republican’t colleagues?” I really don’t get it.