How Do You Spell Crook? C-A-N-T-O-R

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    Truly breathtaking in his utter sleaziness, that’s Eric Cantor:

    Yesterday morning, House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) visited the Chicago headquarters of the CME Group, “the world’s largest owner and operator” of private exchanges for derivatives products. CME Group specializes in a number of markets, including trading futures contracts for various blends of crude oil and food commodities. Cantor met with executives, and at one point, gave brief remarks before CME Group employees and various commodity speculators.

    Cantor told the audience of speculators that his Republican caucus would “do our part” to block the implementation of financial reforms passed last year as part of the sweeping Dodd-Frank law. He even called out the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the regulators in charge of overseeing derivatives and energy speculation, and promised to stop regulations from going online.

    As one commenter noted, “Cantor has shown that he is for the corporations, and against the country.” As another put it, “Eric Cantor supports and promotes economic treason as opposed to economic patriotism.”

    • Teddy Goodson

      is Eric Cantor, proving his value to his masters. He may even believe all the syrup dripping from his tongue as he strives to receive a pat on the head, “Good dog!”

      I have heard, however, that some of the Tea Party members resident in Mr. Cantor’s District don’t like the fact he voted for the bailout and is not pushing hard enough for bigger cuts in the budget, or might vote to raise the debt ceiling (without sqeezing enough out of that budget)— so they may well primary him. Not that they expect to beat him, but it would be a warning shot across the bow of Ship Cantor, and force him further to the right. Hmmm  

    • Jim B

      For some reason the dude has a hard time returning money from crooks. The latest being Allen Stanford and sometime ago Jack Abramoff.