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Republicans take gutsy, stupid stand on tornado aid spending

Rep. Eric Cantor: Spending cuts in exchange for Missouri tornado aid | The State Column.

Well I have to give the Republicans credit – it takes guts to refuse to give aid to tornado victims until you and several other well-paid representatives debate what programs should be cut to pay for it.   I mean, even you were concerned about the deficit, you could simply pass an across-the-board tax cut of a fraction of a percent to pay for it.  But no – the Republicans are going for the moonshot – paying for all of it from program cuts, not tax increases.

But I suppose it makes some sense – these people need the money really badly.  Maybe that’ll be enough to end some important government programs, and bring them closer to the everyone-for-themselves right wing utopia they were apparently elected to install at all costs.

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