Might offer federal assistance to Joplin if they give up their medicare
Republicans don’t care about anything or anyone but themselves and their cronies. Women, minorities, the poor, the middle class, even their most strident constituents (Joplin is one of the reddest, if not the reddest county in Missourah) mean jackshit to them.
The GOP just don’t give a fuuuuuuck:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Monday that if Congress passes an emergency spending bill to help Missouri’s tornado victims, the extra money will have to be cut from somewhere else.
“If there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental,” Mr. Cantor, Virginia Republican, told reporters at the Capitol. The term “pay-fors” is used by lawmakers to signal cuts or tax increases used to pay for new spending.
It makes about as much sense as this:
Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the Republicans’ proposed satellite funding cuts that will reduce by half the accuracy of precipitation forecasts.
Republicans: Caring About Your Safety and Well-Being Since Never.
[via Think Progress]