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“Washington Eric” needs to go!

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On June 29, 2012, Eric Cantor announced that the US House of Representatives would take a “symbolic” vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”, aka “Federalized Romneycare”), as a way to express the GOP’s opposition to the US Supreme Court’s affirmative decision on its constitutionality.  This is nothing more than a stupid temper tantrum being played out at taxpayers’ expense – Cantor’s time alone costs at least $200/hr [$193,400 (salary)/40 (work weeks per yr)/40 (hrs/wk)]; multiply that by 435, and it is costing taxpayers at least $87,000/hr spent on this, and that doesn’t even include the cost of staff time).  Particularly here in the 7th District, we have more than enough political ads running on TV to tell us that the Republican Party opposes this law.  The last thing we need in Congress right now is more wasteful spending on political games; we have real problems that need to be addressed.  If you agree, call Cantor’s office at (804) 747-4073 and let him know that we can’t afford his little temper tantrums anymore. Of course, the real problem here is that Eric Cantor has been in Washington too long – he’s forgotten how to work with others constructively to craft workable solutions to real problems.  Fortunately, voters in his district can fix this and many other problems in Congress this November – by voting for Wayne Powell to replace Cantor.  Can we fix this?  Yes we can!