Dems call Cantor a hypocrite on stimulus
For months, Democrats have dubbed U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia a hypocrite for strongly opposing the federal stimulus package only to promote aspects of it later.
Here's the latest example:
Nearly half of the 30 organizations participating in a job fair Cantor is holding Monday in Culpeper were recipients of the stimulus.
The list includes a slew of government agencies and schools that have directly benefited from the package and may be using stimulus money to hire people (as the money was originally designed to do), including the Orange County public schools, the Transportation Security Administration and Virginia Department of Labor, and some companies that may have indirectly benefited such as Comcast and Terremark.
Cantor, a Richmond area congressman and the No. 2 Republican in the House, was one of the most vocal critics of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill that Congress passed in February. He has since said the package was a failure.
Cantor's spokesman John Murray said it's ludicrous to call his boss a hypocrite when the congressman is trying to find jobs for his constiuents. The job fair is designed "to help people get back to work,'' he said.
In the summer, Cantor came under fire after he talked about his support of using stimulus money to build a rail project from Washington to Richmond.
"The continuing hypocrisy from Republican leaders, like Eric Cantor, who try to block solutions in Washington and then take credit for them back home, is reaching epidemic proportions,'' said Jesse Ferguson, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "If Representative Cantor's 'Party of No' policies were in effect, this event would have been an unemployment fair not a jobs fair."
November 18, 2009; 6:31 PM ET
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