Eric Cantor, Giant Douchebag, joins Wall Street investment firm he was supposed to Regulate

Cantor, a lawyer, does not have a Wall Street background, though he was considered a friend of Wall Street in Congress. According to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, individuals and committees associated with the securities and investment business were the leading donors among industries to Cantor’s reelection bid, giving a combined total of about $1.4 million during the primary election cycle in 2013 and 2014.

via Eric Cantor joins Wall Street investment firm, will open Washington office – The Washington Post.

And now you know why the GOP fought so hard against Obama’s Wall Street reforms. Seriously…this is something of a cliche. However, the next time I *single out someone* in politics for being a *particularly heinous douchebag*….AS I DID WITH ERIC CANTOR….please take notice.


He was, and continues to be, particularly odious. 

Sidenote: Cantor was such an epitome of the word “douchebag” that the Oxford English Dictonary (online) added it as a real word.

Tea Party House Republicans Plan Two Month Pre-Election Vacation, Spend That Time Telling Americans Government Doesn’t Work

In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, Eric Cantor is a douchebag.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced on Friday that, after next week, the House won’t be returning to session until after the Nov. 6 elections.

A planned one-week session in Washington at the start of October has been scrapped. That means when the House adjourns next Friday, the chamber will not be scheduled to cast any votes again until Nov. 13.

Speaking on the House floor, Cantor said that the decision for House members not to return to the Capitol in October has been made given the Senate’s anticipated passage next week of a bill to keep government running beyond the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year, a bill already passed on Thursday in the House.

 

Here’s the stuff they left on the table.

1. Violence Against Women Act re-authorization. Though a bipartisan Senate majority passed the a strong re-authorization bill in April, the Republican House leadership refused to allow a vote on the Senate version of the bill. The House passed a watered down version on a mostly-party lines vote, leaving victims to wait for House action.

2. The American Jobs Act. Republicans have been blocking President Obama’sjobs legislation for more than a year. Though House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) promised in 2010 that a GOP Congress would focus on job creation, he has blocked this bill’s immediate infrastructure investments, tax credits for working Americans and employers, and aid to state and local governments to prevent further layoffs of teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public safety officials.

3. Tax cuts for working families. In July, the Senate passed a bill extending tax-cuts for the first $250,000 in annual income. The Republican House leadership has refused to consider the bill, holding it hostage to their demands for a full extension of Bush-era tax cuts for millionaires.

4. Veterans Job Corps Act. The Senate is currently considering bipartisan legislation to help America’s veterans find jobs. The Air Force Times reports that the Republican House has “shown no interest” in the legislation to support those who served the country.

5. Sequestration. A spokesman for Boehner said earlier this week that stopping budget cuts he voted for last August “topped our July agenda and remains atop our agenda for September.” While House Republicans have complained about the imminent spending reductions and passed a bill that would require President Obama to find offsets for spending cuts they don’t like, Republican Leader Canter could not name a single compromise he was willing to make to get a deal.

6. Farm Bill. Despite strong support for a 5-year farm bill from even conservative groups like the Farm Bureau Association — the House leadershiphas not scheduled a vote on the bill. The current law expires September 30. Without passage, 90 percent of the work of the Department of Agriculture could be defunded.

7. Wind tax credit. The Senate may act next week to renew an expiring wind energy tax credit. Despite bipartisan support — including from original author Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the Examiner notes that the House is unlikely to pass the renewal. Despite GOP calls for energy independence, the expiration has threatened the wind energy industry and already led to job cuts.

 

via House Republicans Plan Two Month Vacation, Leaving Key Bills Awaiting Action | ThinkProgress.

Eric Cantor Pushes For Title of Biggest Douchebag Ever

i think he’s pretty close at this point.

Recall, this is the guy that walked out of negotiations after Democrats had the audacity to propose altering the depreciation schedule on corporate jets.

Now he has spotted another cluster of spending that is waaay more wasteful than that, and the oil subsidies, and pretty much everything else…

As Monday’s White House budget talks got down to the nitty-gritty, Eric Cantor proposed a series of spending cuts, one of them aimed squarely at college students.

The House majority leader, who did most of the talking for the Republican side, said those taking out student loans should start paying interest right away, rather than being able to defer payments until after graduation. It is a big-ticket item that would save $40 billion over 10 years.

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So, to a douchebag like Eric Cantor, that makes perfect sense.  Anyone who has to take out student loans *obviously* already has the money to immediately pay them back without first using them to invest in an education.

He’s put up a few other absolutely idiotic suggestions the last few days.   Republicans, if you want to know why everyone thinks you’re a party filled with selfish, lying douchebags, screwing over everyone to protect that wealthy 1%, look in the mirror that is Eric Cantor.

Republicans are resisting not just tax increases but significant cuts in defense spending, the sources say.

So…even the entire “cut spending” b.s. that the Republicans had “on the table” wasn’t actually about Republican spending on the table.

Obama returned to this theme in the talks, saying everyone is being asked to sacrifice except rich people. The Republicans repeated their belief that any tax increase  would damage the fragile economy.

This really is such a load of crap.  We have two economies right now.   The recession one, where 90% of us live with 9.2% unemployment, and the real economy one, where the recession has officially ended, corporate profits have never been higher, and the wealthy are doing just fine.

So the Republicans concern-troll the economy and taxes, then turn around and complain about the unemployment numbers , which were brought on by firing government employees, and the debt limit, brought on by cutting more taxes, and used the whole situation an an excuse to cut more taxes, more employees, and more services.

The sickest thing about the whole deal…the entire play has come out of a context and an economy where the wealth has never been more concentrated that it is now.   And Cantor, and the douchebag parade, want to consolidate it further.

“Concentrate the wealth” is pretty much their rallying cry.  And it’s working, the wealth is being concentrated.  This sucks for 99% of us (those peons that have to borrow money to go to college), but its great for the douchebags on the payroll of the 1%.  Douchebags like Eric cantor.