Checked my house on Google hurricane surge maps and we’re looking at potential for three feet of water here. Since I’m not eager to have my car destroyed by flood, I’m heading over to a motel in NJ with my laptop. Catch you later!
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is insisting that “any potential emergency disaster aid be offset by spending cuts.” Huffington Post reports that “Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring on Friday declined to say where Republicans would look to make cuts to pay for a potential storm aid package.” Speaker John Boehner’s spokesperson “ducked the question altogether when asked if Boehner agreed with Cantor’s call for offsets for emergency aid.” Boehner and Cantor’s position is “a break from a bipartisan tradition” of immediately appropriating funds to help those in need following a natural disaster.
Explains why the Wall St. bankers wanted American’s bonds downgraded: