Cantor vs Christie? Not really

House Minority Leader Eric Cantor has indicated that he wants the government to pay for FEMA disaster relief by cutting spending elsewhere.  Governor Chris Christie said that our people are suffering now and that relief should not be subject to political games.

Cantor and Christie are both right.

Republicans who want to stop the run away spending on Washington that is leading us to economic ruin only control one house of Congress.   They only have leverage over the Senate and the President in the event of an emergency, like when the debt ceiling must be extended or when disaster relief must be provided.

Those in the liberal media, like the Neptune Nudniks, who are critical of Cantor and the Tea Party Republicans in the House have no interest in reforming Washington’s ways.  They are part of the problem.

As a result of the debt ceiling agreement, the Democrats in the Senate and the President have already agreed to trillions in spending cuts to be identified by the end of the year by congressional super commission or huge cuts to the military budget and entitlements will be triggered.

Democrats in the Senate can avoid the “political games” and provide disaster relief by going along with Cantor and identifying cuts sufficient enough to cover the cost of relief now.

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Eric Cantor, FEMA, Hurricane Irene | Tags: , , , , | 17 Comments »

17 Comments on “Cantor vs Christie? Not really”

  1. brian said at 2:18 pm on September 2nd, 2011:

    Obama/Christie 2012 Perfect Together.

  2. Rick Ambrosia said at 2:52 pm on September 2nd, 2011:

    Oopps…sorry, you can’t have any money now until we cut Social Security. Too bad you lost your house and your husband. We can’t help until we cut something else out of your life.

    Its not GOP…its SOL.

  3. Charles M said at 3:07 pm on September 2nd, 2011:

    Cantor is right. They have to use what leverage they have. And when the Dems. and… Christie complain, the answer is “lets stop fooling around and cut some spending now”

  4. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Update From FEMA and NJ OEM said at 5:25 pm on September 2nd, 2011:

    […] cuts elsewhere in the federal budget.  The Neptune Nudniks, the rest of the liberal media, and Rick Ambrosia can stop their uninformed demagoguery […]

  5. Bob English said at 7:10 pm on September 2nd, 2011:

    Some of the people who support Cantor on this are the same people that had no trouble getting involved with two wars without making budget provisions to pay for them. That has added over $1 trillion to the national debt so far.

  6. TR said at 8:15 pm on September 2nd, 2011:

    See this reminds me of a situation I once had. I had to have an expensive root canal and I did not have dental insurance. So to pay for it i didn’t buy things like Beer and Comic books and I brown bagged my lunch and cut back on my donation to PBS and cancelled the ski trip to Taho.
    Problem solved emergency root canal paid for.

  7. TheDigger said at 10:27 pm on September 2nd, 2011:

    I guess Bob forgets that it was the United States who was attacked … we didn’t start it.

    I guess if Bob had his way in 1941, we would be speaking Japanese by now.

    But we should repay ourselves from Iraqi oil resources and stop nation building and infrastructure over there.

  8. BobEnglish said at 2:19 am on September 3rd, 2011:

    Digger…my point was there was no provision made by President Bush to pay for those two wars (I have not idea what you are talking about in regards to Japan) but when it comes to disaster relief in NJ and other states affected by the hurricane, that is were Cantor and his friends have to put their foot down and demand off-setting cuts.

    By the way, our country was not attacked by Iraq, nor did they have WMD’s. The Sept. 11 commission reported that it found no “collaborative relationship” between Iraq and al Qaeda, challenging one of the Bush administration’s main justifications for the war in Iraq.

  9. brian said at 10:13 am on September 3rd, 2011:

    This was a good blog until the libtards came to spew their baseless bullshit.
    Why did Milhous double doen in Afghanistan? Why aren’t the troops home from lraq???? Why did we spend all that $ in Libya—to protect European oil???
    Couldn’t we use the $ we spent in Libya??
    How about the $Billions in failed solar companies??? Would you rather give $ to Solyndra to send 500 jobs to China???
    Sorry Bob, baseless accusations don’t fly.
    The extra $4Trillion in debt Milhous ran up–how’s that working for job creation??? bond ratings??? the market????

  10. brian said at 10:13 am on September 3rd, 2011:

    What has gotten better under the Milhous regime????????????????

  11. BobEnglish said at 10:35 am on September 3rd, 2011:

    Brian..specifically what is it that I posted that is “baseless?” I’m not even stating an opinion just stating facts.

    You are asking a lot of questions in your post that have nothing to do with the article or what I wrote.

  12. brian said at 10:52 am on September 3rd, 2011:

    Milhous has pissed away more money than all prior Presidents combined, and you complain about money spent to defend us. If we had even 1/4 of the money Milhous has wasted, we would have an extra $trillion, so while Bush overspent, Milhous has bankrupted our country, expanded Bush’s policies, and lost the confidence of both our citizens and the world—but it’s Bush’s fault—my ass.

  13. brian said at 10:54 am on September 3rd, 2011:

    Kerry, Clinton, Reid–all supported going into lraq………………..but it’s Bush’s fault.

  14. brian said at 10:56 am on September 3rd, 2011:

    And, again, l ask—-what has gotten better in this country since Milhous brought us No Hope and Pocket Change??????????

  15. BobEnglish said at 11:04 am on September 4th, 2011:

    Brian…the orignal issue was whether hurricane aid should be held hostage to off-setting budget cuts….it has nothing to do with your whheter the country should have gone invaded Iraq or not. I used Iraq as an example of a $1.2 trillion+ dollar expenditure which had no off-setting budget provision to pay for it…..

  16. Charles M said at 7:50 pm on September 4th, 2011:

    What don’t you get… We have no more money!! So we have to stop spending on one thing to spend it on something new…

  17. Jt said at 2:30 am on September 7th, 2011:

    Cantor’s home state of Virginia gets a hell of alot more federal dollars back than they pay while NJ gets back much less than it pays. Cantor doesn’t mind welfare as long as it’s local. He’s the last person in the country to be complaining about aid to NJ.