Tuesday, May 31, 2011
"Heartless" Just Isn't the Right Descriptor for Cantor
I decided to take time before writing about House Majority Leader Cantor's move to hold up emergency funding for Joplin, MO, in order to score political points. There are moments when "offsetting costs with spending cuts" is not the phrase that should come to mind. Joplin, MO had sections of it utterly destroyed, and the federal government is in a unique position to offer help quickly. That that standard procedure has been stalled by Cantor, and that he has the gall to suggest that the President is a part of the reason for the hold up, is, in my estimation, just evil. Yeah, I said it. Cantor would be (and should be) the first person to lose his shit, if a Democrat uttered the same thoughts, while communities in his district (northern or western Richmond, for example) lay in ruins, desperate for all the help they could get. And I would support him in his indignation. There are just some circumstances when politics should not figure into the equation. Cantor likely will never understand that.
Posted by hscfree at 12:07 AM