Thursday, September 10, 2009

Being a Congressperson, Corporate Executive and Constituent

Representative Eric Cantor, Minority Whip (R) VA, sat through President Obama's joint address to Congress on his BlackBerry. Congressman Cantor is a leader in the Republican Party who routinely supports big business at the expense of the people and small business. Some have even questioned whether his support of bailout banks was due to his wife's Diana position as the executive who runs the Virginia branch of a bank Emigrant Bank's wealth-management division, Virginia Private Bank & Trust.

I have a question for Representative Cantor, Dana Cantor, the people of Virgina, business persons everywhere, and constituents throughout the country: If Congressman Cantor was a SVP of a Fortune 100 company and the CEO was delivering an important speech about the viability of the company, would this be acceptable behavior and cause for firing? If so, why would Congressman's Cantor disrespect for the CEO of the United States and his constituents be any different?

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