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Cantor open to second stimulus with tax cuts
The Hill ^ | 06 July 2009 | Walter Alarkon

Posted on 07/06/2009 11:23:54 AM PDT by BGHater

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that Republicans would work with President Obama on a second stimulus bill, as long as it's like the tax cut-heavy package the GOP proposed earlier.

Cantor told reporters Monday that Obama made a mistake by pushing through a $787 billion stimulus bill in February that had too much government spending. With the economy still scuffling and unemployment approaching 10 percent, Cantor said that Republicans could back new stimulus legislation that focuses on help for small businesses.

"We stand ready and willing to work with the president to produce a bill that will actually yield results," Cantor said.

Cantor said that a new stimulus bill could include an income tax cut for small businesses and their employees.

Cantor and Republicans have railed against the initial stimulus and other measures passed by the Democratic Congress and White House because they have increased federal spending and added to the deficit, expected to reach a record $1.8 trillion this year.

But Cantor left the door open to more stimulus legislation even if it led to more red ink.

Cantor said that the efficiencies that save money and help the economy could be found in current programs. He said that lawmakers and the White House should redirect some of the money yet to be spent in the first stimulus away from government programs and toward businesses and taxpayers.

"Let's all be very reasoned and thoughtful; we ought to match any attempt ... with some fiscal restraint in Washington," he said.

During debate over the first stimulus package, Democrats and Republicans tussled over how much money to include for government spending and how much to include for tax cuts. Democrats favored more spending on government programs, citing economists who argued they would directly increase consumption and thus spur the economy. Republicans said that tax cuts were better because they would go straight to small businesses and taxpayers. Cantor and other Republicans backed an alternative that cost less and included more income and corporate tax reductions.

The $787 billion bill passed in February steered approximately 60 percent of its funds to government programs and less than 40 percent toward tax cuts.

The Obama administration in recent days hasn't ruled out another stimulus package to help the economy. Vice President Biden said on ABC Sunday that  the administration "misread just how bad the economy was." But he added it was premature to say whether more stimulus was needed.

Cantor used Biden's remarks to slam the first stimulus bill and tout the GOP's approach.

"It is my belief that they didn't misread the economy," Cantor said. "What they did is they misread the stimulus bill and got the prescription wrong."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 111th; appeaser; bhostimulus; bhotaxcuts; biggovernment; cantor; economy; ericcantor; gop; obamaslapdogs; quisling; rino; rinocantor; rinos4obama; stimulus
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1 posted on 07/06/2009 11:23:54 AM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater

Dam. It never ends.


2 posted on 07/06/2009 11:24:09 AM PDT by BGHater (Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
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To: BGHater
But Cantor left the door open to more stimulus legislation even if it led to more red ink.
3 posted on 07/06/2009 11:25:30 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: BGHater

Cantor don’t be an idiot. If your stimulus works, Obama will get credit. If it doesn’t, you get the blame. YOU CAN”T WIN THIS ONE!


4 posted on 07/06/2009 11:26:16 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: BGHater

You can cross him off the list.

The GOP is exocoriating Palin when this all we’ve got now?


5 posted on 07/06/2009 11:27:05 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: BGHater

Cantor rolling in the grass with snakes. This would be a terrrible mistake for him to try to deal with the Dems here.

Pure inexperience. This guy was touted as a VP candidate? Cantor has his head up his ass. They’ll throw the GOP a couple token tax cuts while they are porking up the bill at 2 in the morning before the vote.

Where’s Boehner on this? He needs to get control of his idiots.


6 posted on 07/06/2009 11:27:10 AM PDT by Onerom99 (I)
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To: domenad

Yes and no, odumbo would rather take the bottle from michelle then support tax cuts. So Cantor can offer whatever he wants but odumbo will not cut taxes, it is not in his vocabulary


7 posted on 07/06/2009 11:28:31 AM PDT by italianquaker (We went from a country that hates the president to a president that hates his country)
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To: BGHater
Tax cuts? My husband just received a notice that his withholding on his pension will be doubled. Looks like the tax tables are changing and the feds don't want us to know just how much. With a larger withholding, they think we won't notice the increase.
8 posted on 07/06/2009 11:29:03 AM PDT by mia
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To: Rutles4Ever

Cantor is NOT national material....PERIOD. He has NO sense of humor....doesn’t smile....BORING!!


9 posted on 07/06/2009 11:29:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BGHater
Tax cuts? My husband just received a notice that his withholding on his pension will be doubled. Looks like the tax tables are changing and the feds don't want us to know just how much. With a larger withholding, they think we won't notice the increase.
10 posted on 07/06/2009 11:29:50 AM PDT by mia
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To: BGHater

RINO. I hope they unelect this POS.


11 posted on 07/06/2009 11:30:30 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: mia

oops. Sorry about the double post.


12 posted on 07/06/2009 11:30:38 AM PDT by mia
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To: BGHater

DON’T DO IT!!!

when the effects of stimulus I coem in, they’ll blame it on the tax cuts.


13 posted on 07/06/2009 11:35:35 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Ann Archy

Oh, he smiles, but he looks right past you when he does. I met him at a Rotary breakfast a few months back. I remember the breakfast, but not a lot of what he said.


14 posted on 07/06/2009 11:39:06 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: BGHater

Jeb Bush, Cantor, Rino Romney on their famous, only one time, 'listen tour'. ( Notice all the fakes. Fake brick wall, fake 'pizzeria', industrial suspended acoustical tile ceiling, and of course politicians, their handlers, staff, coat holders, boot licks, boil suckers, press, a couple of employees that lost tip money to this monkey circus.)

15 posted on 07/06/2009 11:41:25 AM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: BGHater

Don’t do it, Mr. Cantor.

I WILL vote against you if you support ANY “stimulus package”


16 posted on 07/06/2009 11:41:45 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

He already is a TARPer.


17 posted on 07/06/2009 11:42:45 AM PDT by BGHater (Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
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To: Rutles4Ever
You can cross him off the list. The GOP is exocoriating Palin when this all we’ve got now?

Cantor is allegedly an "up and coming GOP leader."

More like an emerging RINO.

18 posted on 07/06/2009 11:42:47 AM PDT by angkor
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To: camle

Yep, first repeal the last stimulus, then start with real economics for job growth, what was missing


19 posted on 07/06/2009 11:43:12 AM PDT by Son House (President Ă˜bama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: BGHater
Good heavens... Is the Republican leadership REALLY this clueless???

Stop the insanity!!!

20 posted on 07/06/2009 11:43:45 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: Son House

don’t forget NOT to spend the money!


21 posted on 07/06/2009 11:44:30 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: BGHater
Thank you for the post. I have fired off an email to Boy-Cantor....like that f*cking works anymore.
22 posted on 07/06/2009 11:48:55 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: freekitty

I will be working on it.


23 posted on 07/06/2009 11:49:24 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: BGHater
Just imagine where we would be today if instead of passing all the crapola they've passed up until now they had simply stopped collecting taxes at every level until they had passed up the same amount in taxes as we having to print and borrow!

THAT would be a stimulus!

24 posted on 07/06/2009 11:49:42 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: BGHater
Why is there even mention of a second bill? Aren't there untold hundreds of billions still unspent from the first go-round?

I'm going to happynews.com to read about something nice for a change.

25 posted on 07/06/2009 11:52:39 AM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: BGHater

In order to successfully deal with an enemy like the Obama Gang, the Republicans need someone as tactically ruthless as Michael Corleone. Unfortunately, all of them are Fredo.


26 posted on 07/06/2009 11:54:35 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: BGHater
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that Republicans Whigs would work with President Obama on a second stimulus bill...


27 posted on 07/06/2009 11:55:13 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: BGHater

These people REALLY don’t get it, do they? People want this insanity to stop; they don’t hear. People are angry; so what, who cares?

What is it going to take to get the elite royalty in Versailles on the Potomac to listen to our grievances? Do we need the guillotine yet?


28 posted on 07/06/2009 12:03:54 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: BGHater; EDINVA; iceskater; xyz123; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; GeorgeW23225; ...

Why I’ll never vote for Eric Cantor again ping.


29 posted on 07/06/2009 12:21:23 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Corin Stormhands

I’m open to voting for his oppenent in Cantor’s next primary. I can’t believe I used to tout this guy.


30 posted on 07/06/2009 12:27:18 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: BGHater
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that Republicans would work with President Obama on a second stimulus bill...

Arrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhh.......

Stop spending money we don't have!

31 posted on 07/06/2009 12:34:35 PM PDT by PogySailor (We're so screwed.....welcome to the American Oligarchy)
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To: BGHater

Yes, I know.

I sent him a scathing letter after he voted for it and then Iwrote in my own name for H of R on my ballot in November.

After the election I received a 2 page letter (obviously not a form letter) which purported to “explain” his vote, but also all but apologized for it.

He did not support the Obama “porkulus”, which led me to hope that he had learned his lesson (or course there was also the chance that he’s just a partisan hack and his votes were based only on who was asking).

Now it’s looking like maybe he did NOT learn his lesson.

The only problem is, I need a real conservative to vote for so that we can oust him in a priimary. I do NOT want a democrat representing me in the H of R. Virginia already has 2 dem Senators and that is MORE than enough.


32 posted on 07/06/2009 12:34:45 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

I am similarly embarrased by my past support of him. He certainly APPEARED to be a real conservative in the past.

Oh, well. Maybe there’s something in the water in DC.


33 posted on 07/06/2009 12:36:23 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: P8riot

YUK!


34 posted on 07/06/2009 12:39:12 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Feel free to add me to that list.

I live in his district. I’ve supported him since he first ran. I wrote in my own name in this past election, and I do not foresee a circumstance in which I will vote for him again.


35 posted on 07/06/2009 12:40:05 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

I suppored Steve Martin in the primary.

200 more votes out of Chesterfield and we wouldn’t be having this conversation.


36 posted on 07/06/2009 12:51:23 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Corin Stormhands

er...”supported”


37 posted on 07/06/2009 12:51:44 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Corin Stormhands

Second that and don’t blame you at all!


38 posted on 07/06/2009 12:57:40 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 ! Sarah for President 2012)
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To: BGHater

The pubbies still don’t get it. Guaranteed they’ll screw up a golden opportunity to gain seats in 2010.


39 posted on 07/06/2009 1:05:45 PM PDT by kenmcg (THE)
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To: bill1952

"I'm Thirsty!"

40 posted on 07/06/2009 1:27:21 PM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: kenmcg

It’s not a screw up. It’s the plan. It is who and what they are.


41 posted on 07/06/2009 1:28:07 PM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Leisler

A self-congratulatory ship of fools.


42 posted on 07/06/2009 2:19:56 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

You know I won’t either. I am so tired of this crap. I just can’t wrap enough duct tape around my head.


43 posted on 07/06/2009 2:23:04 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan; Corin Stormhands

Corin Stormhands for 7th District in 2010.


44 posted on 07/06/2009 2:27:08 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: P8riot; GodBlessRonaldReagan; Corin Stormhands; Disco Dave; Gabz; Flora McDonald; AdSimp

I second the motion.

Call the question.

All in favor of Corin for 7th District HofR say “aye”.

AYE!!!!!


45 posted on 07/06/2009 4:46:39 PM PDT by iceskater (Michelle Obama to America - "Let them wear Keds!")
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To: Corin Stormhands

What in the name of all that is holy is he thinking?

Good God Almighty save us from these morons.

Please.


46 posted on 07/06/2009 4:47:49 PM PDT by iceskater (Michelle Obama to America - "Let them wear Keds!")
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To: iceskater

AYE!


47 posted on 07/06/2009 5:46:21 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: iceskater; P8riot; GodBlessRonaldReagan; Disco Dave; Gabz; Flora McDonald; AdSimp
All in favor of Corin for 7th District HofR say “aye”.

Oh dear Lord in Heaven...

48 posted on 07/06/2009 6:11:01 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Corin Stormhands

Sorry FRiend. It’s unanimous. You’re RINO Cantor’s replacement.

If there is a God in heaven, you are. :-)


49 posted on 07/06/2009 6:29:09 PM PDT by iceskater (Michelle Obama to America - "Let them wear Keds!")
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To: iceskater; Corin Stormhands; P8riot

Yup -— Ice is right — it’s unanimous!!!!!


50 posted on 07/06/2009 6:34:00 PM PDT by Gabz
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