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Eric Cantor Urges Candidates to Take Stand on Ryan Budget; George Allen Punts


Yet another example of “profiles in courage” from George Allen. If he can’t even take a stand on a bill that received almost unanimous support from House Republicans, then what kind of Republican is he exactly?


Democratic Party of Virginia Communications Director Brian Coy released the following statement today urging George Allen to take Virginia Representative Eric Cantor’s advice and state a firm position on the budget proposal offered by Rep. Paul Ryan:

“It’s not every day that we get to say Eric Cantor makes a reasonable point, but that’s exactly what he did yesterday when he urged candidates should take a firm position on the budget put forward by Paul Ryan.

“George Allen has praised the plan, which would end Medicare as we know it and privatize Social Security, as “constructive” and “thoughtful,” but he continues to hedge his bets on whether or not he’d actually vote to cut the budget on the backs of seniors if he were Virginia’s Senator.

“Today, we join Eric Cantor in urging George Allen to offer a clear yes or no on whether he would vote for the Ryan plan.”

So, does George Allen agree with Scott Brown that Ryan’s plan is far too risky for seniors, or does he side with the vast majority of Republicans in wanting to essentially dismantle Medicare? It’s a simple question, but so far, we haven’t gotten a simple answer from “Felix Macacawitz.”

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  • normanva

    I always expect cantor to come out on the side of the rich and big business but this is surprising even for him. If this were the 60’s, cantor could say he babbled this out on a bad acid trip.

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, made clear Monday that he wants the GOP’s presidential candidates to embrace the House Republicans’ budget plan put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and he indicated support for a Ryan candidacy.


  • Jim B

    That knucklehead Cantor according to TPM basically said that any aid to recent tornado victims should result in cuts to the budget somewhere else. There was mention of cuts to energy savings. Does that mean any time we have a disaster any aid will result in another program losing out? By Cantors standards the repugs will be praying for tornadoes and floods to wipe out their most hated programs.