Govt. Can’t Create Jobs (Except When It Can)

Proving yet again that the entire Republican Party ideology is completely empty, devoid of any meaning whatsoever, even by those who spout the talking points the loudest, we have today’s Republican hypocrite: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Eric Cantor’s private letters to the Secretary of Transportation reveal he was begging for stimulus funds at the same time he was railing against the budget deficit, taxes, and government spending.

Here’s Cantor in March 2009 telling George Stephanopoulos:

And what we see in this budget, frankly, is an attempt, again, to try and stimulate the economy through government expenditure. And, you know, at best what that can do is redistribute wealth. It can’t create jobs; it can’t create wealth. We’ve got to get back to focusing on job creation and creating prosperity.

And here he is on October 5 2009 requesting $74.8 million to construct 11.4 miles of high-speed rail because, as he wrote to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood:

… it will provide much needed new jobs and economic growth throughout the region.

As PoliticusUSA notes:

While speaking the language of the tea party publicly, Eric Cantor was doing the exact opposite privately. It turns out that Cantor knows that government spending creates jobs. He admitted as much in his own letters. The tea party and Republican voters have been sold an empty bill of goods. Their leaders talk about cutting government spending publicly while angling privately for more taxpayer dollars for their districts.

It seems that the Republican zeal for cutting spending only applies to programs that they ideologically disagree with like Medicare.

Eric Cantor, the same man who claims that the government can’t afford disaster relief, begged the Obama administration to pour millions of federal dollars into his district in order to create jobs.

Just another Republican hypocrite. Water’s still wet, etc. etc.

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3 responses to “Govt. Can’t Create Jobs (Except When It Can)

  1. John Weiss

    What else would one expect from the likes of Eric? Hippocrite and liar. About par so to speak. How can anyone lend a person like Eric Cantor any credibility? Also he probably kicks his dog.

  2. Min

    Q. How can you tell when Eric Cantor is lying?
    A. You can see his lips move.

  3. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this here before, but that’s my age;-)

    Ron Paul has made a lot of political hay out of railing against FEMA and gummint handouts to natural disaster victims–in 2005, after Katrina and more recently after Irene and the Texas wildfires (none of those three events touched his district). When Rita fucked up HIS district he went right to daddy sugarbucks–8 days after saying FEMA and the gummint did a shitty job and shouldn’t be in the relief business, re: N’awlins and Katrina. He’s fucking scum.