Rep Eric Cantor: Don't take hostages in a hurricane!
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Rep. Eric Cantor

Rep Eric Cantor: Don't take hostages in a hurricane!

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

The waters have just begun to recede in Vermont. New Jersey is still reeling. North Carolina is just starting to pick up the pieces. But Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is already taking Hurricane Irene's victims hostage.

Rep. Cantor is insisting that before any additional emergency funding is approved by Congress, even funding needed to meet immediate human needs, it must first be "offset" with budget cuts elsewhere.

Truly, Mr. Cantor has no shame. It's outrageous to take advantage of the urgent needs of hurricane survivors in order to advance his radical crusade to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. But that's exactly what one of the top Republicans in Congressional leadership is doing with his refusal to allocate money to disaster relief unless Congress first offsets that money with cuts to vital government programs.

Tell Eric Cantor: Release the hostages and stop blocking funds for urgently needed disaster relief.

To:
Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia-07
It's cynical and wrong to capitalize on a natural disaster to advance your radical agenda of cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Stop blocking funds for urgently needed disaster relief.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • charles parker KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      Governments are institutes to provide for the "COMMON" GOOD. What part of humanity are you from or did you just crawl out from under a rock....ps I am a registered Republican....for the time being.

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    • Betsy Toll PORTLAND, OR
      • about 3 years ago

      Our common humanity demands that we support our neighbors in times of disaster. To tie disaster aid to the reduction of other social services is a monstrous path.

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    • Lily Nieberding KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      Being in debt doesn't stop me from giving to those in need and it should not stop the U.S. either!

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    • Charles Watson RODANTHE, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      I'm sure that Rep Cantor wouldn't be holding this bill up if his friends in Corolla had the damage we have in Rodanthe on Hatteras Island

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    • Carl Jackson SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      Cantor is nuts! Boehner, Bachmann, pretty much the whole Republican lot are nuts -depraved lunatics.

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