Cantor Delivers Heavy Steak Dinner on Friday Afternoon at #CPAC2013

Anyone looking for a quick sugar pick-me-up at the end of a long day at CPAC today would have been disappointed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.  He instead delivered a meat-packed meal with mashed potatoes and gravy for those who love School Choice and the economy.

Cantor opened and closed his remarks with two separate tales of minority children struggling in public schools.  One in New Orleans, one in Washington, DC.  Both escaped their failing public schools by entering a government-sponsored program that empowers families to send their kids to private and parochial schools.

However, both programs in DC and New Orleans are threatened with extinction.

For 4 years, Obama has tried to end DC Opportunity Scholarship Program.  And for four years, the House of Representatives led by Speaker Boehner, has saved that program.

Cantor noted that the Louisiana State Supreme Court is poised to throw out an even more comprehensive school choice program supported by La. Gov. Bobby Jindal.  ”We need to follow Bobby Jindal’s lead and go all-in on education reform.”

Cantor also spoke at length about the contrasts between the House Republican vision and Obama’s Democratic Party.

Conservative principles of limited government and freedom will help struggling families.  The opposition is organized, but they have very different ideas on how to help these families.  President and Obama and his allies believe best solution is cradle-to-grave support.

Cantor noted that once again the House Republicans would pass a budget next week that would hold the line on spending while the Democratic-controlled Senate hasn’t passed one in four years.

It’s hard to get anything done when common ground is held hostage by tax hikes and the other side doesn’t show up to work.

The Majority Leader spoke to a relatively light crowd, but delivered substance to those looking for a policy snack.




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