Why am I not surprised? Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) said that he would be more than glad to help pay for post-quake relief in Virginia, his home state and the state where he represents constituents…with a catch.
What’s the catch? Well, it’s the same catch that prevented he and other House members from giving federal aid for the tornado victims and survivors of the Joplin, MO tornado earlier this year. I wish I were joking, but I’m not!
“The federal government does have a role in situations like this. When there’s a disaster there’s an appropriate federal role and we will find the monies,” Cantor told reporters in Mineral, VA, the epicenter of the quake, Wednesday. “But we’ve had discussions about these things before and those monies will be offset with appropriate savings or cost-cutting elsewhere in order to meet the priority of the federal government’s role in a situation like this.”
Cantor, even for his own state’s citizens, and the people he represents, stated that the federal government is more than willing to help Virginia…once they find the cuts to give you money.
Yes, the same guy that practically gave a cold shoulder to Missouri (a purple state-meaning that it could go GOP or Dem in election) is giving a cold shoulder to HIS OWN STATE!!!
How do you expect he will care for other Americans’ needs when he won’t even care for his own state’s needs?
They should help victims of natural disasters here in the US, with no strings attached!!!
To leave Rep. Eric Cantor a message of disgust on his Twitter page:
-Drew, Concerned American