Saturday, September 2, 2017
Our last update in 2012 was to show how Sen. Schumer voted on the Resolution to limit the terms of congress. It is telling that the senators who voted against term limits have been in the Senate the longest and those in there for less than half the time voted for limiting terms. The longer people are in Congress, the more money and power they get, the more they lose touch with the voters who elected them. Of course, Schumer voted AGAINST the reform.
All Democrats but Joe Manchin of WV and 24 RINOs voted AGAINST the reform even though they know full well that a super-majority of their constituents favor limiting the terms of congress.
Charles Ellis Schumer was elected to the New York State Assembly at age 23 in 1974, then was elected to the House of Representatives in 1981 followed by the U.S. Senate from 1998 to date. Again, as our other Poster Children, he never had a real job in the productive economy. He has a law degree from Harvard followed by 44 years in elective office making laws for others to live under. This why we oppose unlimited terms for career politicians –they make decisions we all have to live with yet they have no experience in areas of their lawmaking. No wonder most of their laws end up causing more problems than they solve. No wonder we as a nation have a debt of $20 trillion when our representatives spend with abandon on anything which directly helps certain of their supporters at the expense of taxpayers. Most of our Posters have little concept of money, for like Schumer, they have never earned any and certainly never had to budget as ordinary citizens do. Borrowing from future generations doesn’t bother them –it is all about making certain supporters happy at the expense of current and future taxpayers, thus insuring reelection.
Schumer is a party-line guy all the way –never missing a chance to help expand the size and scope of the federal government at any cost. Citizens Against Government Waste rates congress on their votes for or against taxpayers and Schumer is always near bottom so he is rated "Hostile" to taxpayers. Schumer joined CAGW's Hall of Shame as he was voted 2016 Porker of the Year for leading in the effort to create (supposedly) "debt free" college.
The National Taxpayers Union puts Schumer, at 5%, in the Big Spender category. Both CAGW and NTU are non-partisan congressional watch dogs. The same is true for The Club for Growth Scorecard a comprehensive examination of each lawmaker’s record on pro-growth policies. Again, Schumer is at the very bottom with 4% lifetime --favors FedGov controls over free markets.
Sen. Schumer was on the Banking and Finance committees. Guess where the bulk of his large contributions come from? His generous earmarks generated enormous contributions. Even the NY Times reported that he was one of the first to promote a Wall Street bailout and accused Schumer of "backing measures now blamed for the financial crisis.... Schumer took steps to protect (financial) industry players from Government oversight and tougher rules..." At one meeting, he told a group of 20 or so finance industry execs, “We are going to be effective, moderate advocates for sound economic policies, good responsible stewards you can trust.” The message clearly resonated as executives at firms represented at the breakfast sent in well over $100,000 in campaign donations.
He knows how to raise money using the power of his office. The Times article concluded with this sentence: “He is serving the parochial interest of a very small group of financial people, bankers, investment bankers, fund managers, private equity firms, rather than serving the general public,” said John C. Bogle, the founder and former chairman of the Vanguard Group, the giant mutual fund house. “It has hurt the American investor first and the average American taxpayer.”
A great site to learn how Schumer voted on all of the issues is OnTheIssues --he voted the party line and in favor of his lobbyist-supporters and for every liberal-left group.
Now, as Minority Leader in the Senate he seems to think his job is to thwart the newly-elected President Trump on every issue. One of Trump's leading issues is to stop illegal immigration --something Schumer was for in 2015 but in 2017 it brought (fake) tears to his eyes in opposing Trump's Executive order.
His opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is "dead wrong" as even CNN admits. Danny Cevallos, CNN Legal Analyst: "Schumer argued that Gorsuch is biased toward the powerful in his rulings. However, Gorsuch is a true judge who makes decisions on the basis of the law and not politics,"
With just this sampling of self-serving use of power accumulated over a lifetime, Sen. Schumer's responsibility for so much of our country's debt and obstruction of markets is indefensible. In any business run by inexperienced managers with no concept of profit and loss, no cost/benefit considerations and no concern for the future would go bankrupt. Schumer is one of many career pols directly responsible for the financial condition of the country today. See the other Posters and you will be convinced that we desperately need term limits on Congress. Please go to www.termlimits.org and sign on to limit terms of congress.