Big government is the problem, the cause of our economic woes, says House majority leader Eric Cantor. Big government is the solution, says Bill Gross, the billionaire co-chief investment officer of the giant bond fund Pimco. Both are Republicans.

President Obama’s “anti-business, hyper-regulatory, pro-tax agenda has fueled economic uncertainty and sent the message from the administration that ‘we want to make it harder to create jobs,'” Cantor wrote in yesterday’s Washington Post. Raising taxes now, Cantor said, “would negatively affect the businesses across America that we are counting on to get our economy going.”