US's Cantor against school renovation in jobs bill

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:05pm EDT

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WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said on Monday he will not support President Barack Obama's proposal to renovate U.S. schools as part of the administration's bill to spur job growth.

"Anything that is akin to the stimulus bill I think is not going to be acceptable to the American people," Cantor said. He added that Obama should focus instead on cutting federal regulations that he says kill U.S. jobs and that any extension in jobless benefits should be tied to reforms in the unemployment program.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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akcoins wrote:
Cut regulations to spur job growth? We have had environmental regulations since Nixon formed the EPA, we are in desperate need of banking regulations as banks and wall st. are the ones who got us into this mess. We have had periods of great economic growth since Nixon formed the EPA. The Cons think that anything that might cut the salary of CEOs is not good. It’s ok to get raises even though you are making 100s of millions while you lay off the middle class. I am tired the the Repubs being the shills for the billionaire Koch brothers and the rest. The tea party seems to think what is best for billionaires is best for them. If that is the case why have middle class wages declined as union membership declined?

Sep 12, 2011 1:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MV53 wrote:
This is the same guy who voted to spend over $120 billion for schools and roads in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cantor is a horrible and hypocritical representative. Why people listen to anything he says just baffles me.

Sep 12, 2011 6:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
inked_alice wrote:
I suppose once rivers and creeks have run dry, lakes and streams are back to spontaneously exploding, our air is smoggy and financial players have bled people dry, there really won’t be a reason to ensure our kids are in safe, modern schools. Makes complete sense.

Sep 16, 2011 1:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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