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August 05, 2011 3:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Throws Young, Unemployed Under The Bus To Protect Rich People From Taxes

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August 05, 2011 11:01 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Race To Out-Spin Each Other On Jobs Report

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August 05, 2011 10:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

"Where Are The Jobs?" Republicans Cut Them

After pushing through a debt-ceiling increase deal comprised entirely of spending cuts, Republicans have returned to their "Where are the jobs?" messaging campaign. It is an ironic message given that Republicans have spent the 112th Congress insisting on spending cuts that will further undermine job creation. Following in the tradition of putting ideology ahead of the economy, Republicans threatened to let the United States default until they got a debt deal that included only spending cuts. The cuts in the bill could cost Americans another 1.8 million jobs next year and continue to hurt economic growth. Ultimately, when Republicans ask, "Where are the jobs?" they should ask themselves first.

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August 04, 2011 10:02 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Boehner, Cantor Brazenly Misrepresent Who 'Played Politics' With FAA

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July 29, 2011 5:20 pm ET filed under Video

Remember When Republicans Were Worried About Uncertainty?

As Republicans risk massive uncertainty for small businesses by playing chicken with the debt ceiling, Political Correction takes a look back at GOP leaders from the House and Senate bemoaning the risk of uncertainty for job creators in order to push the extension of the Bush tax cuts.

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July 27, 2011 11:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Comically Dishonest Case For The GOP Debt Plan

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July 25, 2011 5:55 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Cantor: GOP Plan Is "Compromise" Because Republicans Aren't Getting "All That They Want"

From a July 25, 2011, House GOP press conference:

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July 25, 2011 5:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's 'Compromised' Reasoning

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July 25, 2011 12:33 pm ET filed under Blog

So Much For "Uncertainty"

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July 19, 2011 1:29 pm ET filed under Blog

Default Is A De Facto Tax Increase On Job Creators

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July 15, 2011 5:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Huh? Cantor Describes Default As A "Risk That I'm Not Willing To Take"

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July 15, 2011 4:34 pm ET filed under Video

Cantor Describes Debt Default As A "Risk That I'm Not Willing To Take"

From a July 15, 2011, speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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July 15, 2011 12:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Balanced Budget Amendment Requires Budget So Draconian Even The GOP Voted Against It

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July 13, 2011 1:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Insanely Dishonest Take On Compromise

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July 11, 2011 5:55 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Insist They Are Compromising By "Even Discussing" The Debt Ceiling

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July 08, 2011 11:06 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders: Bad Jobs Report Validates Default Crisis Hostage Strategy

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July 07, 2011 3:24 pm ET filed under Blog

Accidental Honesty: GOP Leaders Shed Light On True Priorities

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June 28, 2011 3:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Big, Troubling Bet Against The U.S. Economy Is Totally In Character For Him

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June 28, 2011 1:42 pm ET filed under Blog

Republicans Quit Debt Negotiations Because 5:1 Cuts-To-Taxes Ratio Wasn't Good Enough

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June 23, 2011 1:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Kyl, Rep. Cantor Take Their Ball And Go Home

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June 13, 2011 4:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Selective Outrage Over Sex Scandals

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June 06, 2011 1:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Even If Rep. Cantor Sees The Light On The Debt Ceiling, He's Not Shining It On Colleagues

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June 03, 2011 9:40 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Can't Decide Which Party Is Responsible For The Economy

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June 02, 2011 12:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Forwards Rep. Ryan's Ridiculous "Demagoguery" Attack

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May 31, 2011 11:02 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 29, 2011

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May 31, 2011 10:39 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 29, 2011

The Sunday political talk shows cranked out their usual smorgasbord of misinformation and talking points this weekend. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) misled NBC viewers about the relationship between President Bush's tax cuts and our current national debt, and implied that President Obama has raised taxes when the opposite is true. On CBS, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed the House GOP's "Path to Prosperity" budget will "save" Medicare (though it would in fact replace the entire program with undervalued health care vouchers) and deflected all criticism of the GOP's plan by claiming that "Democrats have not put forward any plan whatsoever," even though that's not true. Cantor capped his appearance by exaggerating the debt reduction in the GOP plan by about $6 trillion. 2012 hopeful Tim Pawlenty told ABC viewers the president is "doing nothing" on Medicare, even though that program's trustees say President Obama's signature health care law extended the life of the program by eight years. And on Fox, freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL) falsely claimed that 'only Democrats' have voted to cut Medicare.

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May 20, 2011 1:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Convenient Justification For Gutting Medicare

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May 17, 2011 5:06 pm ET filed under Blog

The Right Reaffirms Its Hostility To Medicare

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May 06, 2011 1:47 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Attempt To Spin Best Private-Sector Job Growth In Five Years

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May 05, 2011 2:40 pm ET filed under Blog

More Republicans Shy Away From GOP Medicare Plan

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