The first thing Republican Congressman Eric Cantor thought about after the Joplin tornado was how to use the crisis to cut government spending elsewhere- maybe by throwing crippled children on the street or cheating old people of their pensions or denying medical care to the sick. Being the lifetime politician that he is, Cantor knew how to say it in DC language so he didn't actually have to say the words "dump crippled children in the street or you won't get emergency aid".
if there is support for a supplemental, it would be accompanied by support for having pay-fors to that supplemental,”Politico
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