Eric Cantor, GOP Leader in the house is, again, being difficult with providing funds to help victims of Irene. Eric Cantor is requiring spending cuts to equal the amount of aid to Americans who are in great distress. Rome burns while Cantor and the House’s infamous Tea Party have learned nothing about the admonition of Standard and Poor’s regarding their intransigence as a major cause for their lowering the US credit rating of “AAA” which we have enjoyed for 70 years. Along with their reasoning, they gave us an unfavorable outlook on our economy. Do you understand what they are saying? They don’t think that we can govern ourselves out of our flagging economy. I had hoped that Speaker John Boehner, Eric Cantor and The Tea Party had been chastened by our losing our “AAA” rating which the world depends on. I had hoped they would now PUT AMERICA FIRST. They have not been chastened and play the role of Nero,
fiddling while Rome burns. Make that, while the American people suffer losing their houses and cars in raging floods and fires that are cut off from fire departments. Roads and bridges have been washed away stranding families. While Eric postures, thousands of Americans have lost their lives as they knew them. Have you seen the videos?
Eric, even though one of three credit rating agencies has downgraded the US, we still can borrow money at around 3%. [The “faith and credit of the United States” remains unchanged.] A 3% loan is very low and there is great demand for our business. Yes, this would increase the deficit, but, if you and your Tea Party would work with President Obama on a bold and large jobs program, the tax revenue from the resulting jobs would go to offset these loans. For very little in borrowing, we can gain big results which will grow the economy. We would have a stimulus that works! Eric, you and John Boehner have been in your jobs for eight months and have done nothing to make this country better, except name post offices. You have significantly lowered Congress’ position in public opinion polls. You have failed to make this country better, reduce suffering and ameliorate the myriad problems facing this country. And why? POLITICAL BRINKMANSHIP. POLITICAL VICTORY (AS YOU SEE IT). Witness Standard and Poor’s evaluation of your conduct.
Eric Cantor, you have been working in concert with the Minority Leader in the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell, to delegitimize our first black President, to make his job as difficult as possible, to make him appear to be incompetent and to make him “a one term President.” Sir, while you execute this cruel campaign, the American country and her people suffer. Millions of us have no jobs and are unable to buy the staples of life. What have you done to relieve them? Women’s health programs have been under a systematic attack by Republicans and you have allowed it. We have more Americans on Food Stamps than ever before. Ed Schultz of MSNBC has had to promote free medical clinics in various parts of the country to serve the poor. You Republicans ignore the polls which tell you our positions on issues of the day and substitute Republican ideology. The middle-class is ill-served. Would that The Constitution allowed for recalling members of Congress who refuse to do the will of the people.