Cantor’s devotion to Israel overshadows his duty to Joplin and America

Posted on May 26, 2011


Eric Cantor needs to make up his mind about which country he belongs to, and more importantly, which country he represents.

Cantor not only demands that Congress unilaterally approve the continued free gift of $10 Billion annually to Israel, he wants to INCREASE IT. Note to Congressman Scumbag: That $10 Billion IS NOT FUNDED. If you come up with penny-for-penny cuts in some of your Republican spending to offset that $10 Billion, *THEN* you can send it to Israel.

Cantor has even gone so far as to request that U.S. glad-handing of billions per year to Israel should be separated from all other U.S. foreign aid so that “Israel’s money is protected from partisan politics.”

Israel’s money? Since when has Israel become ENTITLED to U.S. tax dollars, Cantor? I thought you are Mister Hard-Ass when it comes to opposing entitlements. Maybe you should check your yamaka at the door when going into the office to do the American people’s business. You serve US, Cantor. You don’t serve the leaders of the Israeli parliament. When it comes to U.S. tax dollars, there’s no such things as “Israel’s money.”

Cantor says that the United States is “a bootstraps kind of country, and we do “pull our self up” by those bootstraps. That’s why we’ve become the country we have become over the last nearly 235 years. It’s when someone has no bootstraps that it’s time to step in as the government and help.”

So, apparently, Cantor believes that Israel has no bootstraps of its own and must rely on American welfare. Cantor still insists that a *minimum* of $10 Billion must continue flowing into Israel every year, without questions, without oversight, and without delay. But if Cantor wants it taken out of the federal foreign aid budget, how does he plan to pay for it?

Simple. Just as Cantor says about emergency disaster aid for Joplin, he should be forced to go find to-the-penny cuts in Republican spending to fund it.

Maybe he could start with the $382 Billion that Cantor’s been whoring himself around the hill on behalf of his home-state Rolls Royce jet engine manufacturers. I’ll refresh your memory, Mr. Cantor. I’m talking about that pet project of yours to blow $382 Billion on an alternative F-35 jet engine that the Defense Department has already vehemently said it doesn’t want. You know … the F-35 … the new jet that supersedes the $945 Billion you approved to spend on building those 2,200 F-22 Raptor Jets that HAVE NEVER ONCE BEEN USED.

The $150-million-per aircraft F-22 “has not performed a single mission in Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in 2008 that the jet was “principally for use against a near peer in a conflict.” But so far, every single one of those $150 Million aircraft has sat in its hangar, unused, unwanted, but fully paid for.

But Cantor still wants more gimmes for Rolls Royce in Virginia.

Seriously, Cantor, how many blowjobs do you plan on giving to your Rolls Royce puppet masters?

And how is that $382,534,700,000 in “constituent aid” going to be paid for? Does Cantor plan to put it on the Chinese credit card that he’s so vehemently against using to send one percent of that much to Joplin?

Let’s not forget that this is the same Cantor who stamped his feet on the Senate floor back in May 2009, demanding that his pork requests for Virginia shouldn’t even be questioned, let alone audited. Cantor told the Richmond Times Dispatch, “If there is one thing that I think all of us here on both sides of the political aisle from all parts of the region agree with, it’s that we need to do all we can to promote jobs here in the Richmond area.”

But then, in November 2010, when Congressional earmarks were front-page news, Cantor used his other face to say, “Earmarks have become a symbol of a dysfunctional Congress and serve as a fuel line for the culture of spending that has dominated Washington for too long. We must impose an immediate ban on earmarks. Washington has failed to prioritize the way that taxpayer dollars are spent, and shutting down the earmark process is a good first step to begin righting the ship.”

So, Cantor’s way is: “Damn all earmarks! … just not *MY* earmarks.” The sure sign of a true piece of political garbage.

The people of Joplin, Missouri are obviously not all Jews, Cantor. But they are all Americans. And as cliché as it sounds, they pay your salary. You are duty and honor-bound to pay them back.

And if that’s not to your liking, then move your hypocritical carcass to Israel and try denying funds for maintenance of the Wailing Wall.