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The report begins: "House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said repeatedly Sunday that Republicans agree that too few people control too much wealth in America."

Republican Reps. Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling and Shelley Moore Capito address reporters on Capitol Hill, 09/21/11. (photo: Getty Images)
Republican Reps. Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling and Shelley Moore Capito address reporters on Capitol Hill, 09/21/11. (photo: Getty Images)



Cantor Admits: Too Few Have Too Much

By Julian Pecquet, The Hill

16 October 11

 

Occupy Wall Street: Take the Bull by the Horns


ouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said repeatedly Sunday that Republicans agree that too few people control too much wealth in America.

"We know in this country right now that there is a complaint about folks at the top end of the income scales, that they make too much and too many don't make enough," Cantor said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, toning down his earlier criticism of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

"We need to encourage folks at the top of the income scale to actually put their money their work to create more jobs so we can see a closing of the gap," he added.

Cantor's change of tone comes as protests against Wall Street are gaining in popularity and the White House seeks to ride the latest wave of populist anger.

Republicans "are about income mobility," Cantor said as he tried to make the case that the GOP was best equipped to spread the wealth. "And that's what we should be focused on to take care of the income disparities."

Cantor fell short of apologizing for calling the protesters "angry mobs" last week. Still, he did not accept host Chris Wallace's challenge to stand by his comment against a movement that 54 percent of Americans rate positively according to a recent Time poll.

"I think more important than my use of that word is the fact that there is a growing frustration out there across this country (that) too many people are out of work," he said. "But ... we have elected leaders in this town who frankly are joining in an effort to blame others rather than focusing on the [Democratic] policies that have brought the current situation."

Republicans want to "promote income mobility and not excoriate some who have been successful," Cantor said. "We want success for everybody."

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+172 # Inland Jim 2011-10-16 13:03
So is the point of this to say he's grown a pair, or that they're about the size of a mole rat's?
 
 
+113 # Bill Clements 2011-10-16 13:41
I would have to say that he's more like the underpants bomber who no longer has a pair.
 
 
+188 # Okieangels 2011-10-16 13:57
The point of this is that conservatives are also showing up at "Occupy" rallies....even in places like Oklahoma City. Republicans, Libertarians... He's seen which way the wind is blowing and doesn't want to lose his cushy job.
 
 
+55 # Bill Clements 2011-10-16 15:47
A lot of people (including those IN the TP) have already forgotten that the initial gripe coming out of the TP movement were the banks! You'd think the OWS movement would include quite a few TPers in their midst, but apparently their amnesia is preventing them from standing in solidarity with those who have joined them on this point.
 
 
+105 # bigkahuna671 2011-10-16 15:53
Okieangels, you've got it right, Cantor sees which way the wind is blowing and wants to try and position himself on the side of the angels so he can get reelected next year. I think he realizes he's in a lot of trouble, since even poor folks in his own party have finally come to their senses to recognize Cantor, Boehner, and McConnell don't give a rat's patootie about them. As for as the unholy trio is concerned, it's been all about the Koch brothers, Karl Rove, and fat-cat lobbyists. Now the winds are shifting away from the Tea Party and it's the 99%ers who hold sway in our country. Now it's up to us to remember the unholy trio's role in the difficulties President Obama has had in trying to reverse the tide of income repression and make them pay for it. VOTE DEMOCRAT (any Democrat other than that bunch like Ben Nelsen - he's a Republirat in sheep's clothing) AND THROW THE BUMS OUT!!!
 
 
+61 # chick 2011-10-16 17:48
You are so right and also John Tester from Montana another Blue Dem who is really a Republican.
Whoever has Bernie Sanders remember to vote him in, And Independent but one who fights for us all th time.
 
 
+6 # Vermonster 2011-10-19 17:09
Bernie Sanders is the United States Senator who represents Vermont and is a singular voice advocating on behalf of ALL United States citizens, not just Vermonters who can't afford the K-Street whores. It is the large corporations and banks, their lobbyists and their bought-and-paid -for legislators who are the whining '3 year-olds' in the room and phonies like Cantor. They are the ones, aided and abetted by their largely (but not exclusively) Republican enablers and the perverted Supreme Court who declared "class warfare" on the working and middle classes over the last 3 decades.

Corporations Are NOT People! Money Is NOT Speech!
 
 
0 # Vermonster 2011-10-19 17:44
Bernie Sanders, the United States Senator who represents Vermont and is a singular voice advocating on behalf of ALL United States citizens, not just Vermonters, who can't afford the K-Street whores. It is the large corporations and banks, their lobbyists and their bought-and-paid -for legislators who are the whining '3 year-olds' in the room like hypocrite Cantor. They are the ones, aided and abetted by their largely (but not exclusively) Republican enablers and the perverted Supreme Court who declared "class warfare" on the working and middle classes over the last 3 decades.

Corporations Are NOT People! Money Is NOT Speech!
 
 
-10 # alanvance 2011-10-16 16:35
As Oklahoma City goes, so goes the nation!
 
 
+8 # Okieangels 2011-10-16 19:24
Well, I certainly wouldn't say that. We're only about 20 years behind the rest of the nation, though, unlike Mississippi and Alabama. I just got back from Occupy OKC, and talked with a somewhat conservative gentleman who favors open-carry laws for firearms... AND is fed up with the corporatocracy.
 
 
+14 # robertsgt40 2011-10-17 09:02
Republicans "are about income mobility," Cantor said---I prefer to call it "wealth transfer"
 
 
+48 # chick 2011-10-16 17:44
He is nothing but a hypocrite. It is finally starting to register with his constiuents that are telling him they will not vote for him (and I know a few who have told me this).
 
 
+267 # CL38 2011-10-16 13:05
Far too little, far too late, after years of obstructionism, game-playing and lies.

He's still lying. Democratic policies DIDN'T CREATE our current "situation". The right created and promoted deregulation, the economic crisis, job outsourcing and transferring the wealth of our country to the top, under Bush.
 
 
+71 # grindermonkey 2011-10-16 16:50
Much to little blame goes to Clinton who caved in to the Prince of Worms, Newt Gengrich and Phil Gramm, the Nation's Village Idiot and his wife Wendy to deregulate the banks and repeal the Glass Stegal Act.
 
 
+274 # robmxa 2011-10-16 13:12
For once and for all, rich people, small or large corporations and entrepreneurs do NOT create jobs. Their job is to eliminate jobs, to hire the minimum number of people at the lowest cost to produce what is in demand.

I had a small business for 25 years and up to 25 employees but I NEVER created a job. I never woke up in the morning and said I am going to create a job today.

If I had a big new order I would figure out if there was ANY way I could fulfill it without hiring someone.

The ONLY thing that creates jobs is DEMAND!!

If we wait for business to create jobs we are in trouble. They can do fine in a reduced economy at 10/20/30% unemployment as long as there is enough demand for their products or services to stay in business. They can do very well while unemployment is very high. They just have to adjust.

In fact our current high unemployment is a result of just such an adjustment to lower demand. And business is doing fine and piling up cash.
 
 
+114 # historywriter 2011-10-16 14:14
You're right. Back when I worked in the corporate world, when the economy was more lush than it is now, if we got a lot of extra work, it was seldom anyone was hired (and then it was probably a novice contract worker). The extra work was just dumped on the rest of us.
 
 
+11 # boudreaux 2011-10-17 08:46
that was where my over time came from...
 
 
+40 # chick 2011-10-16 17:57
Maybe so but how can there be a demand when people do not have money to buy and create a demand.

It is the killing of jobs here and transferring it to other low paying countries. That is the basic feature of our being in such a hole. Plus of course their low taxes compared to our middle class taxes.
So taxes for the middle class high
And no jobs to pay those taxes.

Wealthy people. Low taxes and
A lot of money coming from their overseas factories.
 
 
+15 # futhark 2011-10-16 18:22
A corporation or any business is like a living organism: it seeks to build itself up in part by exporting disorder (entropy) into its environment. Economists need to learn some thermodynamics in order to really understand what is happening. The business environment outside the corporations has become so entropic (disorderly) through exploitation, pollution, and meaningless, senseless wars that it can no longer absorb any more disorder and is starting to break down. Limits have been reached, beyond which further attempts to export disorder will only increase the risk of catastrophic environmental (financial, social, and biological) collapse.

Demand is low because many markets for furniture, homes, cars, and junky gadgets are saturated and not enough people have enough disposable income after paying for housing, food, insurance, etc., to afford buying more stuff. Go to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army store. Around here (Santa Rosa, CA), they are full to bursting with donated items. People simply are not going to keep buying more indefinitely under these conditions.
 
 
+19 # CL38 2011-10-16 19:14
Which is exactly why we have to change the ground rules for corporate businesses (not the small business owner). Large corporations have to pay considerably more in taxes, their loopholes should be cut, those that outsource jobs pay even higher taxes and huge fines and even higher tax increases for corporations that hide profits overseas.
 
 
+5 # X Dane 2011-10-16 23:20
Well robmxa.
I do NOR aggree with you. I also started a business 35 years ago. With my ideas and skills I have created MANY, MANY jobs. I started a catering business, in my own kitchen. I love entertaining, and I am good at it, and good at cooking.
My business grew, so I needed an outside location.
We bougt a deli restaurant and business kept increasing. I started out with 4-5 people, plus the servers and bartenders who worked at the parties, and they made very good money.

We expanded to a MUCH bigger location and at this time employ 30 plus, people, again including the servers and bartenders and a number of other supporting staff at big parties.

We also prepare food that our customers, and busy housewives can pick up on ther way home.

Soooooooo....please do NOT tell me that I did not create jobs. I most certainly did. I am now resting on my laurels.
I retired and gave the business to my eldest daughter, who is also expanding it.
By the way I started catering because engeneers were laid off in droves, (my husband was an engeneer, laid off) and we HAD to make more money. It was 198o, when we bought the fist place. (The presidency of St. Reagan) Tough times.

I tought my employees well, and some of THEM started their own businesses.
 
 
0 # boudreaux 2011-10-17 08:53
I think that is how Starbucks,Domin o's and so many other business's started to expand and I'm with you sister....
 
 
+1 # X Dane 2011-10-17 11:10
boudreaux, that is very possible. I sure think that small businesses DO create jobs. I treated my employees really well, because I sure remembered BEEING one. My daughter does too.
We have some that have been working for us 20 plus years. That is pretty unusual in the restaurant business. In December we work almost around the clock, for obvious reasons. It is a month of a lot of growt, and I was glad when my daughter told me of the hefty bonuses she gave the employees.

Even now, in these hard times our business is doing well, because we appreciate our custumers and treat them well. Having been in business for 35 years helps too.
So I would say, if you see a possibility for providing a service or filling a need, now may not be a bad time to start. Just start small,... if possible,.. so you are not out a lot of money. I am lucky to live in an area where many people have money and DO entertain.
 
 
+1 # Lorelei54 2011-10-18 19:15
That is absolutely the crux of the problem. If people can't, or don't consume, businesses are affected and certainly won't need more workers. And they can't, or won't consume if they are unemployed, underemployed, or under the threat.
 
 
+199 # jlohman 2011-10-16 13:23
The problem is NOT that the rich has too much, it *IS* that the rich ripped off the poor to get it!

Jack Lohman
http://MoneyedPoliticians.net
 
 
+51 # giraffee2012 2011-10-16 17:10
Quoting jlohman:
The problem is NOT that the rich has too much, it *IS* that the rich ripped off the poor to get it!

Jack Lohman
http://MoneyedPoliticians.net

And none of the THIEVES went to jail - and until we prosecute them and put the $$ back into the economy (which I don't know how)- we stay here.
The Supremes must take back "person hood" - which is UNCONSTITUTIONA L - 1 person = 1 vote

http://www.getmoneyout.com/

sign in and PASS it along

VOTE DEM VOTE OBAMA in the most important election ever: 2012

Help get the minority communities registered (elections are free and thus so are IDs) - GOP/TP have warned us (told us) they will "suppress" Dems from voting -

GO WI!!! They are preparing to VOTE OUT WALKER
 
 
+30 # TrueAmericanPatriot 2011-10-16 19:51
Quoting giraffee2012:
Quoting jlohman:
The problem is NOT that the rich has too much, it *IS* that the rich ripped off the poor to get it!

Jack Lohman
http://MoneyedPoliticians.net

And none of the THIEVES went to jail - and until we prosecute them and put the $$ back into the economy (which I don't know how)- we stay here.
The Supremes must take back "person hood" - which is UNCONSTITUTIONAL - 1 person = 1 vote

http://www.getmoneyout.com/

sign in and PASS it along

VOTE DEM VOTE OBAMA in the most important election ever: 2012

Help get the minority communities registered (elections are free and thus so are IDs) - GOP/TP have warned us (told us) they will "suppress" Dems from voting -

GO WI!!! They are preparing to VOTE OUT WALKER

Well said,jlohman and giraffee2012! These people STOLE from the middle-class, working-class, and poor to fill their bottomless coffers! I will NEVER refer to these vermin as rich or wealthy...just EVIL, GREEDY, AND ANTI-AMERICAN! VOTE 2011 & 2012!! VOTE ABSENTEE & EARLY! HELP VOTERS TO ATTAIN THEIR ID CARDS!! NEVER VOTE TP/GOP!!!
 
 
0 # CL38 2011-10-19 15:27
You idea to help voters to get ID cards is great.
 
 
0 # Vermonster 2011-10-19 17:46
Yes, nd while we are at it, let’s boycott sociopath Koch brother's products. Here is a short list of those that are commonly encountered:

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft 'n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins

Below is a link to a more complete list:

http://wemustchange.newsvine.com/_news/2011/03/08/6218429-koch-industries-products-to-boycott
 
 
+78 # opieee 2011-10-16 13:28
If the country was a plumbing system with a valve between the pump and the 1% and another in the return circuit that leads to the other 99%; of the circuit the supply valve would be fully open and the other more than half shut.

That needs changing. What Cantor is suggesting is that the 1% open the return valve a quarter turn.

It is too little and to late
 
 
+115 # J.Lindsley 2011-10-16 13:29
The Point is::
The Republicans are BEGINNING TO REALIZE that Americans are waking up and are going to be at the polls in November 2012 POed and ready for bear.

When OWS went global they knew there was Trouble Coming.

I don't think the "trouble" will stop..not with the momentum now on the roll.

I just hope The Prez can come out of the Solitary Think Tank and grab the opportunity.... I don't think he can miss many more and stay in the Race.


the opposition slate is as woeful as my 91 summers has ever known.

How much better can his odds be?
 
 
-28 # wcandler1 2011-10-16 15:03
"stay in the Race"? So far it is not a race, Obama is the only contestant in the Democratic Primary. How long before OWS gives us candidate we can depend on? Then we will have a Race? We have done "Change We Can Believe In" with Obama. Now we need "Change We Can Depend On" with ABO (Anybody But Obama). N.B. The challenge has to be in the Democratic primary.
 
 
+19 # jcdav 2011-10-16 16:51
AMEN! If the progressive wins at the convention great, if not at least we get a chance to let obamma know we are on to him & perhaps he will ...well... yoou know.. DELIVER the change we were led to believe would happen.. I still think Eliz. Warren would be a great candidate, as would Bernie Sanders...
 
 
+38 # chick 2011-10-16 18:05
Obama will be our candidate. You blame him for too much.
If he had a big and I do not mean what he had when he got in was not big. Too many blue dogs voting with the Repuiblicans.
Remember the party of No.

This time I believe it will be different unless the Republicans screw us in the voting booths and unlawfull laws they are trying to pass so seniors, blacks, students find it very hard to vote.

Put your anger in the right Direction and it is not Obama but the Rotten and I do mean Rotten Republicans. Cantor has started to show you what hypocrites they are. Watch the others slowly try to come out with their bleeding hearts of hypocracy.
 
 
+23 # maveet 2011-10-16 17:45
91?? truly??? How great to have you here.
 
 
+14 # futhark 2011-10-16 18:45
Obama is going to have to emerge from his cocoon as the great compromiser and would-be conciliator between neocons and Democrats and start being the LEADER the American people thought they were electing in 2008. Otherwise, I'm voting Green...again.

My fear is that, with the Republicans self-destructin g, Mr. Obama will be lulled into thinking his re-election is a "sure thing" and will not make any effort to better conditions.
 
 
+4 # boudreaux 2011-10-17 09:00
He should have come out swinging and hollaring like a crazy person, I do believe this is the only language that Repugs understand....
 
 
+156 # Cactusman 2011-10-16 13:31
He won't say this kind of stuff unless he's forced into it. That weasel Cantor is one of the worst in D.C., and the fact that he's starting to backtrack actually indicates something about both the OWS movement and the way Republicans perceive it.

Go Occupiers! We ARE the 99%!
 
 
+157 # Bill Clements 2011-10-16 13:39
Sorry, but this guy has zero credibility in my book, no matter what comes out of his mouth! The only reason that he's out there today backing off his previous strident comments is that he realizes (as slooooow as it took him) this movement is only growing stronger and that it will politically hurt him and the GOP to continue deriding it as a "mob" of lawless hippies, lazy unemployed people, and whiny students.

It's a political calculation only; real compassion and empathy couldn't be farthest from his mind. Divide and conquer-their usual tactic-isn't going to work this time.
 
 
+48 # Ralph Averill 2011-10-16 17:46
Compassion and empathy do not exist in the soul of Eric Cantor or his ilk. They are paid water carriers for the Koch brothers et al and will always be.
 
 
+97 # bluebluesdancer 2011-10-16 13:44
"Folks"?? I think we already 'encouraged' the wealthy to put their money to work to create more jobs... and they didn't. Now it's time to demand it!
 
 
+26 # Ralph Averill 2011-10-16 17:46
Yes they did; in China and Bangalore.
 
 
+94 # Adoregon 2011-10-16 13:48
To think everyone can have the "success" enjoyed by the 1% is delusional.

"Behind every great fortune there is a great crime." --Honore de Balzac

Stop hoarding.
 
 
+76 # vapour 2011-10-16 13:59
The only 'income mobility' a republication believes in, is how soon your income becomes mobile into their accounts.

This Cantor heretic is a louse; 'success for everybody' means if your white, born wealthy and and believe in their perverted sense of equality.

Is this the same success we see in the current Congress and their inane trickle down/no tax theories?
 
 
+86 # Barbara K 2011-10-16 14:00
So he admits that they are robbing the 99% in the House of Representatives too? Nah, wouldn't admit to that. Wouldn't even pass the Jobs Bill so the citizens had a chance at making a living. One that we pay for for him with our tax dollars. Too bad he will never know poverty, or wonder where to sleep tonight, or how to find something to feed his empty belly.

NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN !!
 
 
+14 # X Dane 2011-10-17 00:10
Barbara, you and all of us need to do what we can to encourage democrats to run against Cantor.

How can we do that??
I am rather green in something like this.For years I was working hard building my business. Retired, now I am making up for lost time.
I love your persistence, Barbara: NEVER VOT REPUBLICAN. i ADD: DO VOTE
 
 
+97 # Reductio Ad Absurdum 2011-10-16 14:00
Listen to this creep "sit and spin" with unmitigated hypocrisy. Typical Republican leader, as Mark Shields once phrased it — always wrong, but never in doubt.
 
 
+76 # Jeff C 2011-10-16 14:00
Oh yes, let’s “encourage” the wealthy to put their money to work creating more jobs. Underlying that ‘encouragement, ’ of course, will be the usual conservative rant for more and more tax breaks for the unfairly ‘excoriated’ wealthy who would love to rain good paying jobs with decent benefits and working conditions on all of us if only we would permit them to take just the few remaining scraps left on our table. I do agree with Mr. Cantor that the Republicans are “about income mobility,” though -- as in: straight from our pockets to theirs.
 
 
+62 # DPM 2011-10-16 14:02
He can see the writing on the wall. The far right has backed itself into a corner. All of these guy's will start to change their tune (not their spots) as the pendulum stops swinging their way. They are roadside garbage of the most putrid sort. Some, like Cantor, are worse than others.
Those that have doubted the protests can have an effect now have proof that they can. Not substantially as yet, but it is coming.
Drown these vermin in their own sputum and start over.
 
 
+57 # Michael S. Cullen 2011-10-16 14:04
Well, well, Mr. Cantor, your starting... it's a late start, but it's a start nevertheless. If I were you, I wouldn't go where you said you wanted to go, to find how how we got into the mess (you'll wind up back in Crawford, Texas). Now take the big leap and say to yourself: "Well, income distribution is disastrous, too many Americans are out of work, have idle hands. Get money into their hands (by giving them work, fast), don't excoriate the poor for being poor, and remember: under Bush 43 taxes were lowered, but the job creators didn't create; i.e.: when Bush came in in 2001 unemployment stood at 4%, when he left it stood at 7%. No revenue: no investment, no investment, no infrastructure jobs, = no employment = lower demand, lower revenues. A blind man with a crutch can see that's a road to disaster. C'mon, Mr. Cantor, rub the sleep out of your eyes, and it'll be a Happy New Year for all of us. (Shana Tova)
Michael S. Cullen, Berlin, Germany
 
 
+70 # tonenotvolume 2011-10-16 14:11
Alright OWS! Don't let that slimeball Cantor or any other Teapublican off the hook. If this is the best way to begin moving forward and taking our country back after 30 years of greed politics, then let's rumble. Are you listening Congress? Feeling the power, Supreme Court? And a special hello to Governor Dubya and the Koch Bros. Think about being Murdochized, you two (and a half).
 
 
+43 # mjc 2011-10-16 14:12
It's the but.... that followed his statement implicit in his non-apology that really is the worry.
 
 
+59 # reiverpacific 2011-10-16 14:16
Back-tracking a bit, what?
Wasn't it the appalling Cantor or one of his close confidants who said recently "If you're poor or don't have a job, it's your fault, -don't blame Wall Street!" or words to that effect?
The way these people turn coat makes a Chameleon seem dull by comparison!
-And I love the way he talks for "Republicans" who allegedly believe ---etc.
Do they really think this will stick with the "Base"? They are beginning the classic re-definition of themselves by being forced to confront their own mean-spiritedne ss and lack of ideas.
I hope that this is the beginning of their being swept aside on a tidal wave of high-spirits and creative ideas, right in the face of the elites who prop these gits up, including "Koch-be-gone's Americans for Prosperity (for a few)", the Heritage Foundation, Grover Norquist's "no taxes but slavery for most" and the rest of the New American Century" power-cravers.
Maybe OWS is the "New American Century or something like it? Sure as Hell hope so.
 
 
+5 # X Dane 2011-10-17 00:23
riverpacific, It was the Pizza man who said "If you are poor and don't have a job it is your fault" Wouldn't we just LOVE to have Mr. 9 9 9 as president??
 
 
+1 # reiverpacific 2011-10-17 20:07
Quoting X Dane:
riverpacific, It was the Pizza man who said "If you are poor and don't have a job it is your fault" Wouldn't we just LOVE to have Mr. 9 9 9 as president??

Thanks for the clarification.
 
 
+46 # Rara Avis 2011-10-16 14:20
He's telling us that the wealthy will close the gap on their own. They've had since 2001 and have not done so. Just when have the wealthy willingly shared their wealth with others?

The idea that the Democrats or progressives have held back average Americans from earning more is yet a form of denying reality on a huge scael.

Canator's statement today means his party will sympathize with the middle class and the poor now but use the very same policies to correct wealth ineqaulity. Voting Republican in 2012 will get you the same results. Even Democrats are not immune.
 
 
+21 # michelle 2011-10-16 14:26
Sorry Cantor I can't believe a word you say. The 99% are not fooled with your posturing. You understand trouble is brewing but stick with the same old strategy of lying to the masses. What's the saying? Fool me once... The people get it now.
 
 
+54 # Claire 2011-10-16 14:31
How did it happen that members of congress who entered on salary are now millionaires? Three quarters of congress are millionaires. First things first: demand that no member of congress be allowed to accept donations from (pick one sector to conduct the campaign: finance? pharma? oil?) any company or lobby in the target sector. After that law is passed, the next one will follow.
 
 
+48 # Michael Rivero 2011-10-16 14:35
Cantor also admitted that the sun appears to rise in the east every morning.

(Ahem)

We The People already know the wealth is concentrated too heavily in the hands of money-junkies. Stating the obvious isn't going to win you any forgiveness, Mr. Cantor. Frankly, nobody out here will bother listening until you stand up in the Congress and state flat out that the whole mortgage-backed securities fraud is the biggest criminal swindle of all history. Adding that the 16th Amendment was never actually ratified will probably earn you some polite but restrained applause.

But short of such history-making honesty, you would do better to shut up and quit making a fool of yourself pretending to tell us that which we have known all along.
 
 
+48 # Tee 2011-10-16 14:36
Let this jerk start by rising taxes on "those who have too much". Then let him agreed to get the bribe money out of politics. Go to www.getthemoneyout.com
 
 
+52 # fltfsl 2011-10-16 14:37
Cantor is just another political sociopath. He will do or say anything to stay on top. These people will ALWAYS follow the power. There is no reason to believe he is not lying through his teeth. He knows how the U.S. got into this mess and he doesn't give a damn. He and his cronies would suck us dry for one thin dime.
 
 
+41 # angryspittle 2011-10-16 14:41
He hasn't grown a pair, he is fucking scared shitless that he is going to be strung up along with the rest of his scum sucking corporate whores.
 
 
+39 # Joe Bob 2011-10-16 14:45
The GOP created this situation and the only way they spread the wealth was UP.
Oh and now they're worried. Let's spread them out of office, without pensions and benefits. The elected leaders are finally pointing out, as if it was needed, that the GOP and Cantor are the party of NO and have said NO to unemployment benefits, NO to spending to rebuild our pathetic infrastructure and put people to work. NO NO NO and screw you if you are poor. That's the GO-effen-P.... Now they are putting on their boo hoo faces, just in time for halloween. See were good guys... It's like the statement "Why do they bury politicians 10 feet deep ? Because deep down they are really good guys."
Keep protesting and marching.... otherwise nothing will change.
 
 
+42 # moby doug 2011-10-16 14:51
Who does this twit think he's kidding?! The same rubes Bush "kidded" with his trillion $ tax cuts for the rich? The same rubes the Roberts court is kidding with its decision opening the floodgates of secret campaign contributions from corporations? The same rubes Sec. Paulson was kidding when he demanded $700 billion in nostrings taxpayer $ to keep thieving banks solvent? The same rubes the Repigs in the House are kidding when they shoot down jobs bills? The same rubes the Koch Bros. are kidding when they fund the Teabaggers?
 
 
+13 # dcholley 2011-10-16 14:55
NOVEMBER 2012 is a LOOONNGG wat off!
 
 
+7 # boudreaux 2011-10-17 09:18
It'll be here before we know it, be ready and never vote like Barb keeps telling us....never vote Republican...
 
 
+40 # MashingTheGas 2011-10-16 14:55
Cantor truly doesn't get it. Not that we didn't know that already. But his comments here just show what intellectual contortionists Republicans can be.
 
 
+25 # Regina 2011-10-16 15:29
Contortionists; Si, intellectual, No, not ever. Their combined IQ isn't up to any reasonable level. Their allegedly anti-elitist motto is: "If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?" Their contortion is trying to feed the public any baloney they think we'll swallow. Not to worry -- Cantor's apparent backtrack is part of his sham, not a wake-up.
 
 
+38 # walt 2011-10-16 15:04
Ha! One article today called Cantor a "worm" and a "freak."
Maybe a better term is "Chameleon?"
Or maybe a "weasel?"
Does anyone sense panic in the den of thieves now that they see "Occupy" is growing and worldwide?
Cantor, Boehner, McConnell, Ryan, and more Republicans need to be unemployed in 2012!
Let the movement grow and bring change so badly needed.
 
 
+20 # in deo veritas 2011-10-16 15:47
I wouldn't want them to be unempoloyed! I would like to put them on a chain like back in the day and work them till they drop. Water boarding would be too easy on them. Oh we could reward Cheney and the other war criminals by letting them take turns. I have been at a loss to think of names to call them that would be rotten enough to describe them. It's not fair to innocent animals or other creatures to make comparisons as we do.
 
 
+58 # teineitalia 2011-10-16 15:04
Eric Cantor is one of the slimiest politicians to ever walk the halls of Congress. He simply came out of his million dollar bubble long enough to smell the wind, saw which way it was blowing, and realized that he'd better back peddle if he wants to retain his million dollar seat in Congress. He didn't lose any credibility with me... he never had any to begin with. He's a mean spirited narcissist with zero empathy for the lives of most Americans.

Thank god and all the angels for OWS. The world is finally awakening. It's about damn time.
 
 
+51 # Charlie W 2011-10-16 15:09
How can Congressman Cantor get away with claiming Democrats cause our economic situation? Doesn't he remember that his party was in control during the Bush years when his party started two wars, gave huge tax cuts to their wealthy friends and put the entire bill on we middle class American taxpayers credit card? Doesn't he remember that when Bush left office he also left unemployment figures running at around 750,000 a month and now we are seeing some growth no thanks to him and his party? Best he look a bit closer into the mirror to get a glimps of one of the real culprits in our country's economic downturn. In that mirror he will see one of the real culprits who is making it clear his party intends to stay the course even if it involvs getting millions more workers pink slips and especially if that causes one particular man to lose his job come election day 2012.
 
 
+22 # Regina 2011-10-16 15:35
He's just mouthing the official party baloney line. You can't really mean that he follows events, trends, and analyses -- that would violate his Party loyalty. Every idea that would help people is turned upside down in their rants. He won't see anything in any mirror because he's blind to national needs. He serves only his party, his personal ambition, and his bankrollers.
 
 
+1 # boudreaux 2011-10-17 09:22
Charlie, I don't think he's old enough to remember any of that..he was still out sucking neck in the dark when all of that shit was coming down...
 
 
+43 # Charles3000 2011-10-16 15:10
The distribution of wealth and income was OK in the 50s and that condition was enforced by a very high, in the 90% range, marginal income tax rate. The shift in the tax burden from higher income people to middle class working people has caused the wealth disparity. The current low tax rate on capital gains is immoral. All income made without labor should be taxed at a higher rate, not lower rate that income from working.
 
 
+19 # GeeRob 2011-10-16 15:13
Lip service from the guy with a beak.
 
 
+1 # boudreaux 2011-10-17 09:24
who looks like he's picken an eye bugger.
 
 
+28 # JayMagoo 2011-10-16 15:14
This guy is a weenie. He's chucking and jiving, trying not to look like the a-hole he really is. Of course he wants to protect the billionaires from paying a fair share of their taxes, what what they paid him to do. But now ol' mealy mouth Cantor is trying to have it both ways, not that he sees the OWS people have some good points, plus they have the numbers. I have zero respect for Cantor.
 
 
+51 # Charles3000 2011-10-16 15:26
I am in Cantor's district in VA and I recently met a very strong candidate who will take on Cantor in the next election. Remember the name: E Wayne Powell. I believe Cantor's days are numbered. Bye bye Eric...
 
 
+1 # boudreaux 2011-10-17 09:25
WHAT BEGINS CAN ALSO END....
 
 
+33 # angelfish 2011-10-16 15:28
Maybe the GOP (Greedy Old Pigs) are FINALLY seeing the handwriting on the wall and are NOW trying to appear in agreement with those of us who they have Used, Abused and almost siphoned DRY over the past Thirty PLUS (30+) years! You can almost see Cantor's nose getting longer as he tries to LIE his way out of his previous INHUMANE view of this Country and her disproportionat ely disadvantaged Populace! They must ALL live in a Bubble somewhere where the rest of us are invisible, unless making waves about some especially Nasty piece of Legislation they're trying to ram down our throats! I Fervently hope and pray that Justice IS served on Election Day 2012 and Mr. Cantor and his "brethren" are swept out of Office like the Cockroaches they are, SHOULD be! The People UNITED will NEVER be defeated! We SHALL overcome!
 
 
+44 # Diane 2011-10-16 15:48
There was a time, years ago, when, as a Democrat, I occasionally did vote for a Republican running for an office in my state. The GOP had not destroyed my trust at that time.

As an old lady now, I do not foresee ever again voting for a Republican for any office. I look at Eric Cantor and others of his ilk and I see "forked" tongues all over the place, a nightmare of them; I listen to them and I hear a babble of lies.

I do have friends who are Republican who do not seem to echo the babble of their current leaders. To them I would suggest they accept responsibility for what their party has become and kick the idiots all the way back to their caves.

In the meantime, I would be happy to send a box of diapers to Eric Cantor in case he has an accident in the course of his growing panic.
 
 
+19 # reiverpacific 2011-10-16 17:56
Quoting Diane:
There was a time, years ago, when, as a Democrat, I occasionally did vote for a Republican running for an office in my state. The GOP had not destroyed my trust at that time.

As an old lady now, I do not foresee ever again voting for a Republican for any office. I look at Eric Cantor and others of his ilk and I see "forked" tongues all over the place, a nightmare of them; I listen to them and I hear a babble of lies.

I do have friends who are Republican who do not seem to echo the babble of their current leaders. To them I would suggest they accept responsibility for what their party has become and kick the idiots all the way back to their caves.

In the meantime, I would be happy to send a box of diapers to Eric Cantor in case he has an accident in the course of his growing panic.

"Diane"; be comforted. I have several friends, including my tax accountant, who voted Republican until just after the rise of Reagan and who now won't even approach considering voting for any of the current crop of Limbaugh apprentices, who have no decency nor sense of ethics -just the ruthless and double-faced need for power.
So you are not alone.
 
 
+29 # Kayjay 2011-10-16 15:51
This is just political gamesmanship. I don't believe Cantor is apologetic, or empathizes with the 99 percenters. The 2012 elections are coming up fast. And with more than 54 percent of Americans polled as siding with OWS, Cantor too wants to be on record as sympathetic to plight of unemployed. But in fact, he is just creating fodder for sound bites he hopes will save his seat. I for one will happily make a donation to boot this rat down the road.
 
 
+24 # warrior woman 2011-10-16 15:54
"We know in this country right now that there is a complaint about folks at the top end of the income scales, that they make too much and too many don't make enough," Cantor said"

So, in other words, if we leave them alone, they'll learn to behave and share? My hindend they will!
 
 
+27 # Bill Clements 2011-10-16 15:58
Cantor et al stand tall for runaway greed and this is one of the ongoing problems with capitalism as a system: it doesn't acknowledge (let alone attempt to regulate) this human propensity that some fall victim to of wanting more and more and more. Failing that, you would expect that those who self-identify as Christians would get some wise counsel from the teachings of Jesus. Instead, what you have is a split as wide as the Grand Canyon.
 
 
+1 # antineocon 2011-10-16 21:21
Quoting Bill Clements:
Cantor et al stand tall for runaway greed and this is one of the ongoing problems with capitalism as a system: it doesn't acknowledge (let alone attempt to regulate) this human propensity that some fall victim to of wanting more and more and more. Failing that, you would expect that those who self-identify as Christians would get some wise counsel from the teachings of Jesus. Instead, what you have is a split as wide as the Grand Canyon.

i am under the impression that cantor is jewish. how would he know anything ab out christian ideals.
 
 
+3 # Bill Clements 2011-10-16 22:38
Compassion and empathy aren't "just" Christian ideals.

In the Jewish tradition, God is the Compassionate and is invoked as the Father of Compassion: hence Raḥmana or Compassionate becomes the usual designation for His revealed word.

Lack of compassion, by contrast, marks a people as cruel (Jer. vi. 23). The repeated injunctions of the Law and the Prophets that the widow, the orphan and the stranger should be protected show how deeply, it is argued, the feeling of compassion was rooted in the hearts of the righteous in ancient Israel. Compassion, empathy, altruism, kindness and love are frequently used interchangeably in common usage. When the concept is examined in depth it becomes clear that compassion is more than simply a human emotion. Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition, is particularly clear about this.
 
 
+4 # Bill Clements 2011-10-17 08:56
What? Are you suggesting that there's no interface between Christian and Jewish religious ideals? Allow me to disabuse you:

In the Jewish tradition, God is the Compassionate and is invoked as the Father of Compassion: hence Raḥmana or Compassionate becomes the usual designation for His revealed word.

Lack of compassion, by contrast, marks a people as cruel (Jer. vi. 23). The repeated injunctions of the Law and the Prophets that the widow, the orphan and the stranger should be protected show how deeply, it is argued, the feeling of compassion was rooted in the hearts of the righteous in ancient Israel. Compassion, empathy, altruism, kindness and love are frequently used interchangeably in common usage.
 
 
+5 # Regina 2011-10-17 14:37
There are Jewish ideals that Cantor doesn't follow, even if he had a bar mitzvah. And where do you suppose Christian ideals came from, since Jesus and the Disciples were Jewish?
 
 
+13 # Ralph Averill 2011-10-16 16:15
"...the [Democratic] policies that have brought the current situation."
Chutzpah!
 
 
+14 # sdbluestem 2011-10-16 16:37
The Republicans are almost as good at coopting a group as they are at propaganda. This is the first step. A BIG step to agree that too few have too much, really against what they stand for; but Cantor will find a way to contextualize this.
 
 
+13 # chick 2011-10-16 18:20
Yes they have forked tongues that have fooled people in the past, but, I think this time they will fool no one.
 
 
+23 # Vancouver Island 2011-10-16 16:53
If American's anger turns to rage the 1% better watch out. The guillotine may be used on thousands of these selfish self-centered sociopaths. I would say their days are numbered and that includes those at the very top of the pyramid.
It will be very bloody for everyone.
 
 
+38 # grindermonkey 2011-10-16 16:53
What was Virginia thinking when they sent this idiot to Congress?
 
 
+17 # giraffee2012 2011-10-16 17:14
Quoting grindermonkey:
What was Virginia thinking when they sent this idiot to Congress?

They weren't thinking! The Koch Brothers bought and paid for the TP and tricked many into voting for these slime balls.
The turtle from KY is as bad as cantor - but CANTOR is a sick-mentally-i ll piece of nothing.

VOTE DEM VOTE OBAMA in the most important election ever 2012 - help minorities get to the polls (mail-in ballots)-- the GOP/TP have told us they will "SUPPRESS" democratic districts. We need their vote or we the same as we got in 2010
 
 
+10 # minkdumink 2011-10-16 17:02
tip of the iceberg,let these republicans get elected and in 4 years our unrest will make the Rome protests look like sesame street.It's only a matter of time.
 
 
+14 # pernsey 2011-10-16 17:17
I guess trickle down didnt work duh!!
 
 
+5 # SteveH 2011-10-16 17:29
@CL38:

I agree that the right pushes the conservative agenda but that's who they are. Would we ever expect otherwise? At least they are clear in deed, if not word, that they care less about the masses. That's how they maintain their base.

However, GATT was signed into law during Truman's administration in 1947. The WTO was created in 1995 during Clinton's reign. NAFTA was also put in place during Clinton's White House occupation and, likewise, Glass-Steagal was abolished then. Obama supports the latest free trade agreements with Korea, Panama and Colombia.

So as much as I believe the Republican leadership is morally bankrupt in terms of their social, political, environmental and spiritual values and could care less about the 99% (even though many of the Republican base is among that percentage), the Democrats are little more than wolves in sheep clothing.

The sad part is that the majority of people in this country and others are economically tied to supporting jobs and companies who are destroying our commons. Even if we accomplish a miracle and turn the jobs thing around, it is highly unlikely that the destructive dynamic we are enacting will change.

So whatever Cantor, Boehner, McConnell, Pelosi, Reid or Obama say, corporations rule and we are their minions. Until that changes, we will remain their subservient servants.
 
 
+5 # L mac 2011-10-16 19:59
SteveH, I believe you hit the nail on the head. I've seen quotes where Clinton was called one of the best republican presidents. Corporations,PA C's,where ever big money is,that's where you will find the true powers' that be.OWS is a begining.It's spreading.I support them.
 
 
+4 # chick 2011-10-17 11:57
SteveH and you L mac. I love when you always put Clinton and Truman together with the Republicans.

Clinton had to go along with several laws the Reps. wanted to get his agenda going. We keep saying why doesn't Congress get together, but, when a Dem. does it in order to get something good for the American people we always have people like you trying to make both parties just as bad.

All I know When Clinton left office we had a healthy bank in our government, and we would have had double that amount if they did not spend so much money trying to impeach him on that stupid sex scandel which most Americans did not give a hoot about. That was between him and his wife.

Democrats are not perfect but then I bet you both are not perfect people either.

Vote Democrat and Kick out the Repugs. Help our country get back to being the greatest by having a strong middle class that, yes, helps the poor and maimed and children and vets.
 
 
+17 # humanmancalvin 2011-10-16 17:54
Right cantor, the Democrats caused this mess. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. The economic failure, not to mention the moral, lays squarely at the feet of the Republican horror known as the Bush regime. More of the same destruction will be ample if the country has amnesia and elects another Gop'er to the White House. Vote sanity and vote Democrat9ic),
 
 
+21 # jayjay 2011-10-16 18:00
Funny but I don't remember KKKantor coming out with any remarks about mobs when a bunch of TeaParty bigots earlier this year surrounded some of our elected leaders on Capitol Hill and called out racist epithets.
 
 
+11 # propsguy 2011-10-16 18:00
what will it take to make this human impersonator shut his pie hole?
 
 
+14 # Dave_s Not Here 2011-10-16 18:05
As a Canadian living in Vancouver, I just want to say how proud I am that the kick-off to OWS came from Canada and Adbusters in our Beautiful British Columbia. I hope that someday a shrine of remembrance will be erected outside of the Adbusters office.
 
 
+13 # BobbyLip 2011-10-16 18:48
For those who decry the Democratic policies that have led to the state of the nation today I have but two words: Ronald Reagan.
 
 
+11 # kyzipster 2011-10-16 18:49
Even though this guy is full of chit this is a dramatic and positive change in dialog. Anyone who believes that OWS is unfocused and a waste of time is a fool. This is the first step in a shift away from the 30 year conservative era that hit bottom in 2007. He may be pointing and blaming but at least he's finally admitting that a small minority controls too much and something needs to change.

The Reagan Era died with this economic crash, indisputable proof that it has damaged the country. Unfortunately it's been a slow and painful death and too many voters are still in denial.
 
 
+17 # Bob-Investigates 2011-10-16 18:50
I'm not joking when I say that Cantor's nose should now reach to Jupiter with that monumental, monstrous LIE. OWS has been noticed by the Plutocrats and it has them worried. So Can't-Tell-The- Truth-Cantor has to back-pedal and try to spin what he said about OWS(nasty B.S.)and claim the Republicans are really, really interested in Joe Average! Well, the people who control the (R)Party have shown just what they think of Joe Average through the moving of millions of U.S. jobs to Mexico, China, India and other countries since Rotten Ronnie got in. BOTTOM LINE: The Plutocrats are waging class warfare against the Middle-class and Poor and they have been doing it for 30 years. Cantor can lie all he wants, but he can't change history!
 
 
+11 # shineonandon 2011-10-16 19:06
It seems he is doing a good job of being a politician ... he has again diverted everybody's attention here away from the underlying cause of this economic disparity which both sides of the political spectrum are guilty ... and that is the Federal Reserve and it's unethical practices. While 99% of the 99% are focusing on the theatrics and dramas, debating the pro's and con's of the two parties and the various players ... its business as usual for the greedy people behind the scenes.
 
 
+12 # Rick Levy 2011-10-16 19:38
"Republicans "are about income mobility,"". Of course, as long as the national income is distributed upward.
 
 
+11 # Peace Anonymous 2011-10-16 19:52
I think you have to have a great imagination to understand the extent to which things must change to generate any kind of equitable society. Business must leave the Oval Office. That means campaign reform, media reform, banking reform, and the lobbyists should be the only ones in the country who can't find a job.
Can anyone grasp the magnitude of the change that is required? Cantor, like the bulk of those who represent the corporate giants, are sitting in their back rooms trying to figure out what kind of bone they can throw the rest of us to make us go away.They measure fair and equitable in terms of dollars and cents instead of simply doing the right thing, because it is the right thing to do. It is a shallow approach to life. What will it cost to make this go away? Anything short of legislation that gives the people back their democracy and takes the business out of government will be unacceptable.
 
 
+2 # epcraig 2011-10-16 20:13
Nothing about busting trusts. Nothing to see here. Move along, now.
 
 
+11 # Mike Farrace 2011-10-16 20:24
This is proof the OWS movement is authentic. Finally, there is absolutely nothing remotely believable this two-faced f"ck can say to spin it. Can it be that he is finally out of gas, or will Virginians continue to breath it, no matter how foul the smell?

BTW, Cantor's is the only congress member's website I've seen that still says "be the first to like this on Facebook."
 
 
+6 # antineocon 2011-10-16 20:25
CHANGE OF HEART MY BUTT111 THIS GUY IS SCARED HE WILL LOSE HIS CUSHY JOB WHICH HE SHOULD. DON'T FORGET HIS SET ASIDE FOR ISRAEL ( HIS MOTHER LAND) SO WHEN THEY CUT THE FOREIGN AID BUDGETS IT WILL NOT APPLY TO ISRAEL DONN'T FOFGET WHAT JOHN SHEEHAN SJ SAID" WHEN PEIOPLE SAY THAT ISRAEL IS OUR ONLY FRIEND IN THE MIDDLE EAST, I SAY REMEMBER BEFORE ISRAEL AMERICA HAD NO ENEMIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST" LOT OF TRUTH TO THAT. WHY DO WE BLINDLY SUPORT ISRAEL? CAN ANY ONE EXPLAIN?
 
 
+1 # boudreaux 2011-10-17 09:36
I don't understand all of you screaming and it's very hard to read...calm down..
 
 
+4 # pernsey 2011-10-17 14:58
I don't understand all of you screaming and it's very hard to read...calm down..

I dont want to calm down, Im mad as HELL and Im not going to take it anymore!!!
 
 
+7 # noitall 2011-10-16 20:56
"income mobility" by golly maybe its going to start happening. That money that Reagan gave to the rich that would "trickle down" to everybody in America is going to start trickling. Must be pretty viscous stuff, I mean THICK! Its taking 25 years to start flowing. Look out, its going to come...any minute now...get out your visqueen and duct tape, its going to be a deluge. I think you should consider voting for this guy for coming up with "INCOME MOTIVATION", he's a bleedin' Magi.
 
 
+6 # dsna 2011-10-17 02:51
Cantor needs to understand that behind every great fortune is a great crime. The some who have been successful that Cantor wants to protect from being excoriated are generally great selfish narcissists at best and criminals at worst
 
 
+8 # cherylpetro 2011-10-17 02:55
That smirky jerk was so arrogant and defiant until it was too obvious too ignore, yet he still has the GALL to BLAME THE DEMOCRATS FOR THEIR POLICIES OF "NO!" BONER AND CANTOR ARE UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2012...SEE THAT THEY AREN'T! LET THEM KNOW HOW UNEMPLOYMENT FEELS!
 
 
+9 # unitedwestand 2011-10-17 03:18
I think this article is too kind towards Cantor, considering the distrust in our Congress he and his Tea Party/Republica n caucus has created.

I hope he having to wear depends these days as he begins to understand that the people aren't going stand for it any longer.

He is a shameful sycophant of the rich, and we all know it.

He and his party were gleeful beyond words when the equally sychophantic SCOTUS decided the Citizens United case, giving corporations the ability to buy any Congressperson or President, which will be the total undermining of our Democratic elections.

He and his ilk have not begun to squirm enough for me.
 
 
+8 # Grumbler 2011-10-17 04:28
Three choices: Cantor is stupid; Cantor is a hypocrite; Cantor is insane. In any case, he has no place in government.
 
 
+6 # ATLGator 2011-10-17 06:20
Well, first of all, from the quote in the article at least, the headline, "Cantor Admits: Too Few Have Too Much," is not accurate. Cantor only "admitted" that he is aware of the complaint. But that's probably exactly what he's trying for: he's trying to get credit for saying things he didn't say, while, at the same time, leaving enough wiggle room so he can point what he really meant.
Slime ball.
Second, this reminds me of something I figured out a long time ago: It's probably true that *anyone* in this country can become rich; but not *everyone* can. The rich need the poor to be poor so they (the rich) can be rich.
 
 
+7 # Bill Clements 2011-10-17 09:03
Agreed. He'd like to get credit for a possible "change of heart" when nothing of the sort has occurred. His only aim is to win some political advantage by staunching the damage.

The rich also need the poor to make them rich! What rich people seem blind to: no one in this country (or any other country in the world) became rich alone; they all needed others to help them make their money.
 
 
+7 # grannym 2011-10-17 08:53
So Cantor and other Rethugs was to "promote income mobility," and redistribute some of the wealth opportunity? Hmmm - sounds like Obama-style "socialism," except that the Rethugs are better able to make it happen. Yes, "income mobility," where the money flows out of the middle class and into the pockets of liars and thieves like Cantor, HELL NO Boehner and Richman McConnell.
 
 
+8 # lin96 2011-10-17 09:10
He certainly puts the "Can't" in Cantor. He's incapable of conceiving of any solution other than what he himself has sanctified. Whatever he says or thinks is too little too late. Listening to him twisting words around is testimony to his dishonesty. He's being a snake of a lawyer. Nothing he says is different than what all Republicans are saying. Looking out for himself is clearly paramount here, but he couldn't give enough to make people believe that he's an honest politician. He's clearly a corrupt product of his corrupt mentors. You can't expect something you're unwilling to give and the GOP has no conception of what it is to give. They're so used to taking that they will never give or be willing to change. They will only look for more deceitful ways around whatever is thrown at them and will always fight to regain what they feel they have lost or have had to relinquish for the moment. They will always want their status quo, so the only way to make room for change is to GET THEM OUT. Even then, they will run to the corporations to become lobbyist. They're as difficult to get rid of as cockroaches.
 
 
+2 # racp 2011-10-17 09:21
MEDIC! MEDIC! Cantor has been touch by reality. Quickly, he will implode!!! MEDIC! MEDIC! His views and reality in the same brain are a ticking bomb... MEDIC! MEDIC!
 
 
+11 # Linda 2011-10-17 09:22
Cantor and his ilk don't mean a single word of their backpeddling double-speak . They are saying what they are told by their party to say . They see that OWS is gaining momentum and if they keep talking trash they will be out of a jobs and they know it.

I have noticed the far right Libertarian Republican's and some Tea Party folks are also playing the ,"we are on your side card too,". Folks a Republican is a Republican whether he is Tea Party , Libertarian or the garden variety they all favor corporations over people !

Listen if they weren't on the side of the most vulnerable in this country before and wanted to end all social programs including Social Security ,
"which we paid for," and take away our Health care and like the idea of deregulating corporations and banks then they are not on the side of the people now ! Its that simple ! They haven't had a change of heart they are just trying to fool you once again and save their butt !
Vote them all out and please don't leave a single far right wing crazy in office even if he tells you he wants to end the wars and close the Federal Reserve .
He is a wolf in sheeps clothing get rid of him ! He and his Libertarian friends live by the code of survival of the fittest and richest ! Beware of the Trojan Horse !
While your at it throw all those Blue Dogs out with them !
 
 
+1 # Cassandra2012 2011-10-17 23:29
I despise Cantor for betraying true Jewish values of compassion, charity, and atonement for sins against others; but the mealy-mouthed (supposed) 'Christians', like Mitch McConnell and Bo(eh)ner , (and Cain and Perry et al) are just toadies to the corporate thieves like the Koch Bros., big oil and gas, big Pharma, AGribusiness etc and to the Banksters on the take from the taxpayers' trough and equally repellant.
 
 
+9 # Jane Gilgun 2011-10-17 09:40
Cantor did not recant. It's the same old rant. Empty words that come from his pocketbook and not from his heart. He gives not one rip for the suffering that income disparities have caused. The super wealthy have had decades of opportunity to create jobs. They have not. Popular uprisings like Occupy Wall Street will have to drive Cantor and others like him out of office. They will not change. They have hard hearts. They do not know what they are doing.
 
 
+5 # SonnyEdwards 2011-10-17 12:05
And you're just now figuring this out, Cantor? One of the biggest problems this country has had since 2008 is the Republican strategy to tie everything up so it would not appear Obama could accomplish anything, and it has worked. The same Republican game plan has caused MILLIONS of Americans to suffer needlessly, so they could prove some childish point. I've seen more maturity and problem solving ability on middle school playgrounds. I wish you and Bonehead would just shut up and sit quietly in the Koch brother's laps. It's what you seem best suited for.
 
 
+7 # ronaldfa 2011-10-17 12:40
Wow I think that Cantor should do the right thing and Fall on his Sword!
That is before the People bring their Ropes!
 
 
+4 # fredboy 2011-10-17 15:56
Cantor is a very, very dangerous little man. He has done much to destroy our nation, our cohesion, and our future. I believe the sunlamp has robbed him of a soul.
 
 
+1 # dusty 2011-10-18 09:27
Cantor didn't say anything. Not to break up the big banks, nothing about paying higher taxes by the rich, not anything of value --- just circulate their money so that they become richer.
 
 
0 # lneidhold 2011-10-19 12:55
"A few at the top controlling everything" is what the Republicans have always been about. Framing their position in such a way that the poorly informed little guy can hang on to a dream that he too will join those at the top of the food chain has been their modus operandi. Sadly, though, the Republicans in control have no intention of sharing that which they control with anyone. The proof is in how they consistently vote against upping the tax rate for the uber-rich.
 

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