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White House takes shot at Rep. Cantor over hurricane disaster aid

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White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday took a shot at House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor for insisting disaster aid for Hurricane Irene should be offset with other spending cuts.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Carney said the federal government’s priority should be to respond to the disaster. He also noted that Cantor (R-Va.) hadn’t demanded offsets when the Bush administration rang up “unprecedented bills.”

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  • http://profiles.google.com/songsmithdan Dan Smith

    Jay “the carny” Carney. What a spokesman for the Obama carnival.

  • http://profiles.google.com/songsmithdan Dan Smith

    The real shame of a disaster of this magnitude is people that had nothing to begin with will come out of the woodwork to exploit every possible hole in FEMA’a mismanagement. Look, the government can’t deliver the mail efficiently and that’s a predictable business projection model. How the heII can the government navigate the unpredictable waters of emergency management?

    The natural disasters of 2011 are sure to be exploited by liberals for the tax increase mantra. Even if you taxed all the people 100%, do you really think the government will finally stop squandering? How stupid to even imaging the government can manage anything.

  • http://www.opaobie.com/promisekept.php TEWS_Pilot

    hmmmm….no comment from Carney on why they diverted money already pledged to help Joplin, MO almost as the storm was coming ashore….crickets chirping

  • http://www.opaobie.com/promisekept.php TEWS_Pilot

    hmmmm….no comment from Carney on why they diverted money already pledged to help Joplin, MO almost as the storm was coming ashore….crickets chirping

  • Liberalsareblind

    This is a very rare occasion, because this is one issue where I actually agree with Obama.  Cantor is in the wrong in this case. Politicizing disaster aid is wrong.  Holding this money hostage in order to achieve an ulterior political motive is simply a dumb move.  

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  • Anonymous

    If Michelle would swear off her jaunts to Africa, Spain, Oregon and the like, there’d be millions of dollars that could be shifted to FEMA to assist ordinary Americans in times of emergency.

    • CanyonWren

      Kind of like all those vacations George W. Bush took while in office–more than all Presidents combined in the past century.  Just think of all the money the US could have saved. 

  • duetry

    It’s too bad this has happened and will cost billions to fix. I wonder how much countries like Haiti will send to help us in our time of need?

  • flips

    Cantor is running for biggest GOP a-hole.

    And it’s a pretty crowded field.

    • Ocarter

      Obama is running at a 38% approval rating. 7 1/2 years into his presidency Bush was at 33%. So after just 30 months Obozo is quickly closing in on Bushs lowest approval ratings!

      Seems Obozo has everyone beat as the biggest asshole in the country flips, with the possible exception of you!

    • thephranc

      So because he wants fiscal responsibility he is an asshole?

      • Anonymous

        If they are forced to show responsibility, how will we be able to spend astronomical amounts and not be held accountable and blame it all on Bush and the Republicans?
        I don’t need any money to rake the leaves and drag the branches out to the curb and have the city pick them up. I do feel for those who had catastrophic damage, but that’s why we pay homeowners and renters insurance. Depending on this Admin to do it all is asking for more trouble.

        • CanyonWren

          Flood insurance that costs upwards of $50,000 within your budget too?  Disaster funds and management is exactly the reason ‘big government’ should exist–not to mention for infrastructure, education, care for the elderly and infirm, education, and health care.  My health insurance bill is nearly as much as my house payment every month.  Just think of the donations I could make to Republicans if that money were in my pocket. (har har)

      • Anonymous

        If they are forced to show responsibility, how will we be able to spend astronomical amounts and not be held accountable and blame it all on Bush and the Republicans?
        I don’t need any money to rake the leaves and drag the branches out to the curb and have the city pick them up. I do feel for those who had catastrophic damage, but that’s why we pay homeowners and renters insurance. Depending on this Admin to do it all is asking for more trouble.

    • Jim

      Hey flips, you forgot to blame it on Bush as well.