The disaster aid package would be financed by a $1.5 billion cut from a loan program to encourage the production of fuel-efficient vehicles. That means the new spending wouldn’t add to out-of-control budget deficits.
Because God forbid we should touch the $21 billion in “incentives” we’re giving Big Oil. That would be wrong. /sarcasm.
Eric Cantor really is a reprehensible human being. Now he’s trying to play politics with Missouri disaster relief funds.
Can you imagine? It’s bad enough that whenever there are wildfires, earthquakes, or mudslides in California the wingnuts on cue all wail about how “mah tax dollahs” are going to those dirty, gay-loving Commies out there who should know better than to build major cities in earthquake country.
C’mon. We all know that Eric Cantor is just pissed off that FEMA denied Virginia’s request for disaster assistance last month. FEMA also denied Virginia’s request for funds from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The governor of Virginia has appealed the decision, but you just gotta know Cantor’s all upset about that.
Here’s a thought experiment: if FEMA decides to give Virginia its money, how quickly will Eric Cantor back off and let Missouri have theirs?
Honestly, this idea that the budget deficit is more important than anything else we do, anything at all, be it the health and well being of our citizens or helping a community recover from a disaster, is just a giant wad of bullshit. We spend $21 billion on incentives to oil companies, the richest corporations on earth, because hilariously, $130/barrell isn’t incentive enough. We spend millions of dollars every single day on our wars and our defense budget, much of it money we don’t even know where it’s going. We waste millions on NASCAR sponsorship and Derek The Abstinence Clown and giving tax cuts to multimillionaires.
So cut the crap, Eric Cantor. We know you’re a fraud. You don’t give a shit about the budget deficit. We all know that. You just got your fee-fee’s hurt because FEMA said no disaster assistance to your state a month ago. I don’t know if they were justified in doing that, but taking out your anger on the people of Missouri under the guise of fiscal responsibility is the worst sort of dick maneuver.
And please keep it up, Republicans. Because ditching the “compassionate” part of conservatism will be a big winner … for the Democrats.