Skip to comments.Eric Cantorís Failure of Leadership
Posted on 02/22/2011 12:39:26 PM PST by george76
On Friday, 92 Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, joined all of the Democrats to defeat an amendment offered up by Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn to ensure the GOP lived up to its $100 billion in cuts pledge.
This was a failure of leadership, particularly by Eric Cantor.
Blackburns amendment, by its own description, would have reduce[d] spending by 5.5% in 8 non-securiy spending subsections of the bill and reduce[d] Legislative Branch appropriations by 11%.
In other words, just as Republicans pledged to bring spending down to 2008 levels, Congresswoman Blackburns amendment would have ensured it happened across the board, save for security matters.
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Mr TARP Cantor has aways been this way.
Hm. I’m confuddled.
I had great hopes for Cantor. I can’t say I’m impressed.
Quit w/ the Anti-Semtic crap. Just say he is a RINO and a squish. Leave the ethnic stuff out. GOT IT!
Give the job to Bachmann.
Replace Cantor with Blackburn.
Cantor should never have been put in leadership. He’s extremely weak-kneed, as he’s proven over and over.
Blackburn is an oak tree next to a willow compared to Cantor.
Cantor has been corrupted.
Not sure, either
...and why do you feel it’s important to mention his religion?
Cantor is a corruptocrat plain and simple. He does not want to see that he has to take a pay cut. can someone set up a poll for US Politicians to take a pay cut. All Congress Critters should only make 19,000.00, a year. The president and vice president should only make 12,000.00, a year. presidential appointees make 5,0000.00 a year. all federal judges make $25,000.00. all other federal employees make 15,000.00. Military personnel are not affected. Look how fast we can lower the debts of America. Will everyone want to become a politician or a federal employee, no way no how.
THEY ASK US TO MAKE SACRIFICES, THEY NEED TO DO SO THEMSELVES. SHOW the America People How in DC.
lets all tell him how pissed we are.
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Harry Truman's salary was $25,000.00 a year as President.
Having said that there is way to many ways for a plutocrat to steal from the public, to try and set their salary low.
Better yet pay them one million a year, but allow them nothing further, anything above that is taxed 100% we would be getting off cheap at that.
Was there any explanation as to why these GOP’ers didn’t vote for all the cuts? Didn’t Issa and West also vote this way? What was the reason?