This is the old, false, Government is like a household shtick, limited in its revenue to what it can raise from taxing, and borrowing, with the further claim, that we as individuals owe the national debt, even though it is the Government and not ourselves that contracted to pay back the principal and interest on it.
|By: letsgetitdone Tuesday October 28, 2014 8:00 pm|
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 3, 2014 3:20 pm|
In what is probably a surprise to no one, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has gone to Wall Street in the aftermath of his primary election defeat. Cantor will be working for Moelis & Co as vice chairman and managing director despite having little on his resume to justify the position.
For his largely ceremonial role he will be given $1.4 million in cash and stocks up front and receive a salary of $400,000 a year. Cantor will then receive $1.6 million in incentive cash and stocks in 2015 according to an SEC filing reviewed by The Hill.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 2, 2014 11:07 am|
The perfectly legal way to influence policy makers is to simply let it be known that if they hold favorable voting positions, they will very likely be rewarded with lucrative jobs. There is no need for a quid pro quo or even explicit promise as long as a clear and consistent norm is established. This is what happened to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA).
|By: Peterr Saturday July 26, 2014 9:00 am|
Just weeks ahead of the Kansas primary, embattled incumbent Senator Pat Roberts has a come-to-Jesus phone conversation with embattled Governor Sam Brownback . . .
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday June 11, 2014 12:25 pm|
To the extent that I’ve thought about it much, I’ve always sort of felt that if Jeb Bush wanted to run in 2016 the GOP nomination was his to lose, mostly because the Bushes are prodigious fundraisers and none of the other GOP hopefuls would be able to compete. But Cantor’s defeat may be the writing on the wall for a third Bush president.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 11, 2014 7:12 am|
For the first time since the position was created in 1899 a sitting Majority Leader of the House of Representatives has been defeated in a party primary. Eric Cantor was soundly defeated last night in Virginia’s 7th congressional district Republican primary by David Brat, a conservative college professor who represented the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.
|By: Phoenix Woman Wednesday June 11, 2014 6:15 am|
There is evidence that Ben “Cooter” Jones’ efforts to get Virginia Democrats to cross over for Brat may have worked very well, indeed. If you compare the election results with a map of the Seventh Congressional District of Virginia, you’ll notice that the most conservative areas — the areas with the fewest Democrats — voted for Cantor, but as you look at the counties surrounding the City of Richmond (a city of which Cantor only has a teeny-tiny chunk in his CD, as it has far too many Democrats — ironically enough, that chunk was one of the few places he won tonight), you’ll see that Brat took those counties, often by wide margins.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday June 9, 2014 2:07 pm|
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s memo on this month’s GOP legislative priorities did not include TPP Fast Track
|By: joe shikspack Friday April 4, 2014 1:05 pm|
President Barack Obama has joined hands with Republican Eric Cantor to get money out of politics!
|By: CTuttle Thursday February 20, 2014 7:15 pm|
While Prince Charles boogied down in Riyadh…