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August 29, 2011 5:28 pm ET filed under Fact Check

FLASHBACK: Rep. Cantor Did Not Mention Offsetting Cuts In 2004 Requests For Disaster Relief

In 2011, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has consistently opposed federal disaster relief without offsetting budget cuts. However, Cantor didn't always prioritize fiscal "discipline" over helping his constituents recover from disasters. After Tropical Storm Gaston hit the Richmond, VA area in 2004, Cantor appealed to President Bush and DHS Director Tom Ridge for disaster assistance and took credit for securing federal funds when they became available.

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August 29, 2011 3:22 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Rep. Cantor Did Not Mention Offsetting Cuts In 2004 Requests For Federal Disaster Relief

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August 25, 2011 11:35 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Won't Give His District Earthquake Aid Without Offsetting Cuts

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August 23, 2011 2:56 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Cantor Distorts EPA Regulations And NLRB Enforcement In Dishonest Op-Ed

In a Washington Post op-ed, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) argues that President Obama's "anti-business, hyper-regulatory" agenda contributed to the downgrade in America's credit rating by stifling economic growth and exacerbating the debt problem. To support his case, Cantor cites three specific examples of allegedly regulation run amok: the Environmental Protection Agency's "Transport Rule," new standards for cement manufacturing, and the recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board to bring a case against Boeing's decision to move its plant to South Carolina from Washington state. Predictably, Cantor misleads on all three examples. Furthermore, Standard & Poor's based its downgrade decision largely on "political brinksmanship" by congressional Republicans, led by Cantor, who threatened to let the nation default on its debt.

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August 22, 2011 1:18 pm ET filed under Blog

What Does Rep. Cantor Know About "How To Spark The Economy"?

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August 22, 2011 11:15 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - August 21, 2011

This Sunday's talk shows echoed a quiet week in Washington, with newly-minted head of the Republican Governor's Association Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) regurgitating standard lines on the President Obama's economic policies. McDonnell also faulted President Obama for the country's current debt and deficits, rejecting the notion that President George W. Bush bears any responsiblity. Long-shot presidential candidate Rick Santorum joined him in misplacing blame for deficits, claiming that safety net programs like Medicaid and food stamps are "the core problem with our deficit," before wrongly suggesting that repealing the health care reform law would create jobs and increase growth. Fellow presidential contender Jon Huntsman trotted out his flat tax plan, glossing over the truth about its disproportionate effect on the lower and middle classes. He also blamed the fact that corporations aren't hiring on "uncertainty and confusion," when business leaders themselves point to weak demand, not government policies.

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August 17, 2011 11:24 am ET filed under Blog

Reps. Boehner, Cantor Perpetrate A Fraud In The Pages Of USA Today

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August 05, 2011 3:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Throws Young, Unemployed Under The Bus To Protect Rich People From Taxes

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August 05, 2011 11:01 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Race To Out-Spin Each Other On Jobs Report

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August 04, 2011 10:02 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Boehner, Cantor Brazenly Misrepresent Who 'Played Politics' With FAA

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July 29, 2011 5:20 pm ET filed under Video

Remember When Republicans Were Worried About Uncertainty?

As Republicans risk massive uncertainty for small businesses by playing chicken with the debt ceiling, Political Correction takes a look back at GOP leaders from the House and Senate bemoaning the risk of uncertainty for job creators in order to push the extension of the Bush tax cuts.

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July 27, 2011 11:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Comically Dishonest Case For The GOP Debt Plan

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July 25, 2011 5:55 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Cantor: GOP Plan Is "Compromise" Because Republicans Aren't Getting "All That They Want"

From a July 25, 2011, House GOP press conference:

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July 25, 2011 5:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's 'Compromised' Reasoning

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July 25, 2011 12:33 pm ET filed under Blog

So Much For "Uncertainty"

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July 15, 2011 5:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Huh? Cantor Describes Default As A "Risk That I'm Not Willing To Take"

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July 15, 2011 4:34 pm ET filed under Video

Cantor Describes Debt Default As A "Risk That I'm Not Willing To Take"

From a July 15, 2011, speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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July 15, 2011 12:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Balanced Budget Amendment Requires Budget So Draconian Even The GOP Voted Against It

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July 13, 2011 1:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Insanely Dishonest Take On Compromise

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July 08, 2011 11:06 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders: Bad Jobs Report Validates Default Crisis Hostage Strategy

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July 07, 2011 3:24 pm ET filed under Blog

Accidental Honesty: GOP Leaders Shed Light On True Priorities

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June 28, 2011 3:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Big, Troubling Bet Against The U.S. Economy Is Totally In Character For Him

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June 28, 2011 1:42 pm ET filed under Blog

Republicans Quit Debt Negotiations Because 5:1 Cuts-To-Taxes Ratio Wasn't Good Enough

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June 23, 2011 1:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Kyl, Rep. Cantor Take Their Ball And Go Home

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June 13, 2011 4:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Selective Outrage Over Sex Scandals

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June 06, 2011 1:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Even If Rep. Cantor Sees The Light On The Debt Ceiling, He's Not Shining It On Colleagues

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June 03, 2011 9:40 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Can't Decide Which Party Is Responsible For The Economy

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June 02, 2011 12:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Forwards Rep. Ryan's Ridiculous "Demagoguery" Attack

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May 31, 2011 11:02 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 29, 2011

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May 31, 2011 10:39 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 29, 2011

The Sunday political talk shows cranked out their usual smorgasbord of misinformation and talking points this weekend. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) misled NBC viewers about the relationship between President Bush's tax cuts and our current national debt, and implied that President Obama has raised taxes when the opposite is true. On CBS, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed the House GOP's "Path to Prosperity" budget will "save" Medicare (though it would in fact replace the entire program with undervalued health care vouchers) and deflected all criticism of the GOP's plan by claiming that "Democrats have not put forward any plan whatsoever," even though that's not true. Cantor capped his appearance by exaggerating the debt reduction in the GOP plan by about $6 trillion. 2012 hopeful Tim Pawlenty told ABC viewers the president is "doing nothing" on Medicare, even though that program's trustees say President Obama's signature health care law extended the life of the program by eight years. And on Fox, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL) falsely claimed that 'only Democrats' have voted to cut Medicare.

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