Schumer: “The American people really don’t care” about pork

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  1. Revmitchell

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    While there have been those willing to knowingly make failed attempts convince others that there is no "pork" in the spending spree package moving through our houses of congress. Apparently while feeling the heat Senator Schumer had a moment of clarity when he admits there is pork. This issue is now laid to rest.

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    As a whole, I think he's right. Some care very much about pork (myself included), but at the end of the day, a pork-laden bill will not generally make someone lose an election.

    Some seats, like Schumer's, are so safe that it would pretty much take a murder indictment for him to stand a chance of losing. Even then, he would only lose in the primary, not the general election. Do you really think pork makes a difference there?
     
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    Fri am, Joe G., the local morning talk show host will take calls from listeners for about 20 minutes and then send it to Senator Schumer.

    If you can, catch him on the web at WSYR AM If you are in CNY, its WSYR-AM 570 on your dial

    BTW, this is NY. Just beacuse, someone has been convited, does not mean he won't be reelected.:praying:
     
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    There are two reasons this happens. 1) there are numerous congressional districts in which the voters love feeding at the pork barrel and think it is a generally good thing to have, and 2) there are numerous congressional districts in which the voters hate the amount of pork in the federal budget, but not that portion of it that is coming to THEIR district.

    Until the people actually reject their representatives FOR bring home the pork, nothing will change.
     
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    Chuckie does not speak for this American.
     
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    Or most any other
     
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    Ask Chuckie if most Americans care about this ?


    September 28, 2005
    It Takes A Thief ...
    In my Weekly Standard column today, I note the lack of media interest in the scandal that Hugh Hewitt dubbed "Chuckaquiddick". Senator Chuck Schumer runs the DSCC, which we found out last week had fraudulently obtained the credit report of Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele -- and had kept it quiet for over two months. I write that what this scandal needs is Congressional hearings, chaired by an expert on data privacy:
    Where would we find experts on data privacy in Congress to hold this hearing? For starters, we would need senators and congressmen like--well, like Chuck Schumer. Schumer, after all, co-authored and sponsored the Schumer-Nelson ID Theft Prevention Bill, introduced in April of this year to discourage the kind of actions that Barge and Weiner took on Schumer's behalf. At the time, Schumer himself said the following, a prescient warning about how someone's personal information could be abused: [O]ur comprehensive measure focuses on making sure that your personal information isn't surfing the Internet without your permission and that companies handling your Social Security number and other sensitive information should come under the watchful eye of the Federal Trade Commission immediately.
    Who knew that within weeks of uttering this statement, his staff at the DSCC would have provided such a compelling example of the problem? Once again, Senator Chuck Schumer was ahead of the curve.
    Inspired by a tip from CQ reader Donald Morrissey (no relation), I use questions that Schumer posed to Choicepoint VP Don McGuffey during his appearance at the Senate Banking Committee to imagine a Schumer vs Schumer showdown in Congress. In fact, I see that Mark Kennedy anticipated one of my questions by demanding to know whether the DSCC has acquired his credit report as well (via Fraters Libertas).
    UPDATE, IN THE GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE CATEGORY: Michelle Malkin's latest column addresses the DSCC scandal as well:
    Law enforcement officials are taking this criminal intrusion into private records deadly seriously. But left-wing partisans are nowhere to be found. Steele's staff tells me that longtime crusader against identity theft Sen. Schumer, who denies having any knowledge of the scheme, has still issued no apology for the abuse of Steele's personal data. And there has been no outcry from the ACLU, the champions of clean campaigns, or any major national newspaper editorial board. (Protecting privacy only seems to matter to liberals when it comes to 14-year-old girls seeking abortions behind their parents' backs, illegal aliens seeking sanctuary from the police, and registered sex offenders objecting to community registration requirements.)
    Michelle gets to the heart of an issue like no one else. Be sure to read the whole thing.



    http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/005525.php


    Just another crook telling us how it's gonna be. Tar & feather them all, I say.
     
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    At the risk of being condemned to the pits of hell by dispensationalists for speaking ill of a [supposedly] descendant of Abraham Senator Schumer is a despicable, lying, socialist or worse, slime bag.

    Incidently before any jumps the gun I have it on the authority of the Apostle Paul that I am also the seed of Abraham and an heir according to the promise [Galatians 3:29]. Hope this doesn't cause too much difficulty for some.

    Moreover I am an heir and joint heir with Jesus Christ. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together [Romans 8:16, 17].
     
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    Curtis, his name is Sen Chuckles:smilewinkgrin:
     

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