Keith Olbermann blasts Eric Cantor for using disaster to push budget cuts
On the “Worst Persons” segment of his show Monday night, Countdown host Keith Olbermann accused House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) of “exploiting” Hurricane Irene for his own political agenda.
Cantor had said that emergency funding for repairing the widespread damage caused by the hurricane would have to be fully offset by cuts in other programs.
“Just like any family would operate when it’s struck with disaster, it finds the money to take care of a sick loved one or what have you, and then goes without trying to buy a new car or put an addition onto the house,” he said on Fox News.
“The first targeted for cut for this?” Olbermann said. “The fuel efficient vehicle development fund. It’s funny that he didn’t say this when unfunded wars were begun, nor when the economy of this country was deranged under Republican administration… the only conclusion would seem to be that Mr. Cantor is deliberately exploiting the misery of his own constituents and others to enact cuts to programs that, you know, might conceivably reduce the profits of his corporate masters by a penny.”
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