According to a Huffington Post article I just read, “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said that Congress would not approve funds for disaster relief without budget cuts elsewhere. “If there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental,” he said.”
Basically, he’s holding back funding for the people who can least afford to not receive assistance. No help in Missouri or in Mississippi that were hard hit by tornadoes and flooding. Here’s what I don’t see him saying: Let’s reduce the amount of money in oil subsidies in order to pay for aid for the victims. Let’s reduce aid to Pakistan, as one commented recommended, or Israel. Nope, nothing there.
What do they want to cut? According to the article, they want “a $1.5 billion cut from a loan program to encourage the production of fuel-efficient vehicles.”
Is that wise? Cutting a program that will eventually assist all of us? Also, cutting a program where the people actually pay the money back? Surely, there is something else you could cut.
Oh, yeah, these are Republicans and they don’t know how to make cuts that DON’T hurt America and Americans. Silly me, I forgot.