From this Sunday's Meet the Press, despite all of his rhetoric attempting to help the Republican party with their so-called rebranding effort, Eric Cantor didn't do a very good job of hiding just who his party is looking out for, and it sure as hell isn't the average worker out there: Cantor: We Can’t Raise Taxes ‘Every Three Months’:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said Sunday that he does not support bringing in new revenue by closing tax loopholes in order to avoid sequestration, during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."
"We can't be raising taxes every three months in this town," Cantor said, referring to the tax increases that went into effect in early January.
Cantor added that he doesn't want the sequester to go into effect and said it's up to President Obama to make a move now on avoiding it.
Politicususa has more on Cantor's interview here: Eric Cantor Embarrasses Himself Playing Sequester Blame Game and here: Hypocrisy Alert: Eric Cantor Added $3.4 Trillion to Debt But Blames Obama for His Debt. NBC has the full transcript up here, but for this segment, I think I prefer the Bobblespeak version.
Gregory: the sequester automatic
spending cuts could happen in a
few days and would cripple
Audience: yes Virginia there
is a Sequester Clause
Cantor: these are horrible
indiscriminate cuts I supported
Gregory: so why can't you make
a deal with Obama?
Cantor: because Obama wants to raise taxes
Gregory: so you can't compromise?
Cantor: no because Obama got his
tax hikes and took things from the rich
and now it's our turn to get what we want
Gregory: which is what?
Cantor: take things from the poor
and give them back to the rich
Gregory: but the sequester
would wreck the economy
Cantor: look we can't raise
taxes every 3 months
Gregory: or once every 20 years
Cantor: we actually have things
Obama supports in our plan
Gregory: well good
Cantor: but first he has to agree
not to raise taxes
Cantor: also this is all Obama's fault
Gregory: do you like sequester or not?
Cantor: it would be an epic disaster
but not as bad a raising taxes on
our precious job-creating billionaires
Gregory: you changed your
mind on immigration
Cantor: these illegal immigrants
came here as children through
no fault of their own
Gregory: would you support
the DREAM Act?
Cantor: no because it has Obama cooties on it
Gregory: what can you support?
Cantor: something exactly like it
Gregory: what would it take for
Republicans to support immigration reform?
Cantor: If Obama came out against it
Gregory: that would do it
Gregory: how can you re-brand the
Republican party when people
don't like your central beliefs?
Cantor: we have to persuade people
that cutting taxes for very rich
people will make their lives better
Cantor: also school scholarships
seem to be popular
They translated the entire show, so go read the rest. It's much more enjoyable than actually watching it. Take my word for it.
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