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Tag: Eric Cantor


POLITICS: Where are the moderates?

In recent years, I have noticed moderate Republicans, seemingly in a state of confusion, doing nothing more than deploring their own decline. In that confusion, they allowed the darlings of the far right – Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Eric Cantor, Darrell Issa, to name a few – to monopolize the spotlight. Their incoherent campaign rhetoric became party doctrine, advocating everything from libertarianism to theocracy to oligarchy – apparently, democracy had lost favor.

And that is frightening, because with all those extreme ideologies comes an ugly decline of America’s middle class. Expect to see fewer safety nets for those in need, increasing obstacles to higher education, neglect

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TAXES: Democrats’ ‘stimulus’ is suspect

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., walked out of the budget talks with Democrats because the Democrats insist on a tax increase to go along with spending cuts.

Perhaps there are subtleties here that I’m not grasping, but aren’t Democrats also talking about another “stimulus” package, injecting many more billions into the economy?

Aren’t tax increases and a stimulus package contradictory actions? What is the magic in taking money out of the economy, sending that money to Washington, D.C., and then putting it back into the economy? How in the world is that stimulative?

If a tax increase/stimulus package is

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