Cantor Won't?

  • Aired:  06/02/11
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Eric Cantor wants to cut other federal spending to justify financial assistance to tornado victims in Missouri. (4:59)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE, PEOPLE--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: PEOPLE, PEOPLE IN

THE HEARTLAND OF OUR COUNTRY,

THE MIDWEST RECENTLY HAVE

SUFFERED GREATLY.

WHETHER IT BE FROM THE

FLOODING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

RIVER OR THESE DEADLY

TORNADOES.

THAT IS WHY THIS RECENT

STATEMENT FROM HOUSE

REPUBLICAN MAJORITY LEADER

ERIC CANTOR MUST HAVE BEEN

OF GREAT COMFORT TO THEM.

>> ERIC CANTOR THE MAJORITY

LEADER OF THE HOUSE SAYS THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD

PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE

PEOPLE IN MISSOURI.

>> Jon: WHOZA, HERE, HERE,

FOR WHAT ARE WE AS A NATION

IF WE CANNOT WITHOUT

HESITATION EXTEND A HAND TO

OUR FELLOW CITIZENS IN THEIR

TIME OF NEED, NO QUESTIONS

ASKED.

TO HELP EASE THEIR PAIN.

>> BUT HE WANTS THERE TO BE

CUTS IN OTHER FEDERAL

SPENDING IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY

PROVIDING THIS FINANCIAL

ASSISTANCE TO THE PEOPLE IN

MISSOURI.

>> Jon: ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR

[BLEEP] MIND?

(LAUGHTER)

JUSTIFY IT.

YOU KNOW, REPUBLICANS ARE

ALWAYS SO WORRIED ABOUT

SOCIALISM, PERMANENTLY

TRANSFORMING AMERICA BUT

WHAT IS A MORE FUNDAMENTAL

TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA

WHERE IF YOUR TOWN IS TAKEN

BY A TORNADO, WE CAN ONLY

HELP IF YOU WE MAKE THE

NUMBERS WORK.

I MEAN SERIOUSLY.

RIGHT NOW, ELEPHANTS FROM A

MISSOURI KIR SUS-- CIRCUS

ARE HELPING CLEAR HEAVY

DEBRIS FROM A TORNADO WHICH

MEANS WHEN IT COMES TO

HELPING JOPLIN MISSOURI

RESIDENTS ACTUAL ELEPHANTS

ARE MORE USEFUL TO THEM THAN

THE GOP.

THAT'S--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: WHAT?

WHAT, WHAT, WHAT IS CANTOR

THINKING?

HARRY SMITH SAT DOWN WITH

HIM AT THE FACE THE NATIONS

CHILDREN'S TABLE TO FIND OUT.

>> IT IS LIKE THIS, IF WHEN

A FAMILY IS STRUCK WITH

TRAGEDY LIKE THE FAMILY OF

JOPLIN, YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE,

LET'S SAY IF THEY HAD

$10,000 SET ASIDE TO DO

SOMETHING ELSE WITH, TO BUY

A NEW CAR TO DO SOMETHING

ELSE, AND THEN THEY WERE

STRUCK WITH A SICK MEMBER OF

THE FAMILY OR SOMETHING, AND

NEEDED TO TAKE THAT MONEY TO

APPLY IT TO THAT, THAT'S

WHAT THEY WOULD DO.

BECAUSE FAMILIES DON'T HAVE

UNLIMITED MONEY.

AND REALLY, NEITHER DOES THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

>> Jon: ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW

WHAT, THAT IS THE SOUND BITE,

GOOD COMMON SENSE UNTIL YOU

THINK ABOUT IT FOR TWO

SECONDS.

AND THEN IT JUST SEEMS LIKE

BULL [BLEEP] MASSACRE AIDING

AS COMMON SENSE.

BUT ALL RIGHT, I'LL ALLOW

IT.

LET'S THINK ABOUT OUR

COUNTRY AS A FAMILY.

IT'S JUST LIKE A FAMILY.

SO HERE'S OUR COUNTRY.

LET'S SAY OUR COUNTRY'S

HOUSE IS HIT BY A TORNADO.

WOW, WE WOULD LOVE TO BE

ABLE TO REBUILD OUR COUNTRY

BUT DAD, YOU'VE BEEN

UNEMPLOYED FOR FIVE MONTHS

AND POLL YOUR TWO JOBS

HAVEN'T GOTTEN US MUCH NEST

EGG AND THOSE THREE

FREELOADERS IN FRONT OF YOU

AREN'T REALLY CHIPPING IN.

EXPECTING YOU TO DO

EVERYTHING AND REDISTRIBUTE

THE WEALTH TO THEM.

SOCIALISTS!

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: WE'RE SCREWED, THERE

IS NOTHING WE CAN-- GRANDMA.

CANTOR VOTED HOR RYAN'S

MEDICARE CHANGE.

SO RATHER THAN PAYING FOR

ALL OF GRANDMA'S MEDICINE

AND FOOD, WE'LL JUST KICK IN

A LITTLE BIT IN THE

BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, AND

YOU KNOW, SHE'LL MAKE IT

WORK.

(LAUGHTER)

>> SOME WAYS WE ARE DOING

HER A FAVOR.

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO DIE WITH

US RESENTING HER.

(LAUGHTER)

ANIMATION.

THAT STILL DOESN'T GET US

ALL THE MONEY WE NEED.

>> Jon: OH, OUR OLDER

BROTHER, I FORGOT, GORDON,

HE RUNS THE HEDGE FUND.

MAYBE COKICK IN IN THIS VERY

DIFFICULT TIME, JUST A

LITTLE EXTRA, NOT A LOT.

A FEW PERCENTAGE POINTS.

WOULDN'T MAKE A DENT IN HIS

LIFESTYLE, NOT TO MENTION AT

ONE POINT WE BAILED HIM OUT

WHEN HE WAS HAVING FINANCIAL

TROUBLES.

YOU KNOW, MAYBE THAT PLAN

COULD WORK.

>> GOVERNMENTS MORE AND MORE

WANT TO SUBSIDIZE FAILURE

AND THEY WANT TO PUNISH

SUCCESS.

>> SHOULD BE ENCOURAGING

EVERYONE TO BE SUCCESSFUL,

EVERYONE TO BE WEALTHY, NOT

PUNISH THOSE WHO ACHIEVE

SUCCESS.

>> Jon: OH, RIGHT, GIVING IT

BACK TO THE TAX RATES OF THE

90s THAT WOULD BE PUNISHING

SUCCESS WHEREAS GRANDMA AND

QUID PRO QUO DISASTER RELIEF

THING ONLY PUNISHES, AGE,

ILLNESS AND MISFORTUNE.

>> Jon: THERE IS ONLY ONE

OTHER PONT, I HATE TO BRING

THIS UP AND SAY THIS.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT DAD'S CAR.

IT TAKES UP SO MUCH OF THE

FAMILY BUDGET.

YEAH.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: I REALLY DON'T KNOW.

BOY, I-- I GUESS YOU NEVER

KNOW WHEN WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE TO FIGHT THE NEIGHBORS

BUT DOES IT REALLY NEED TO

HAVE NUCLEAR CAPABILITY AND

STEALTH MODE.

WE ALREADY KILLED THE KID

WITHOUT EGGED OUR HOUSE TEN

YEARS AGO.

AND BURIED HIM AT SEA.

METAPHOR BREAKING, MUST TRY

TO EXTEND.

HERE'S THE BOTTOM LINE,

TORNADO PEOPLE, I'VE GOOD

NEWS AND BAD NEWS.

WE CRUNCHED SOME NUMBERS,

CHECKED INTO IT AND I'M

AFRAID ARE YOU ALL GOING TO

HAVE TO LIVE OUTSIDE FROM

HERE ON OUT.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS DAD'S

CAR IS GETTING A NEW LASER

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