As Schumer mocks millionaires, Sessions proposes “Solyndra Rule”

posted at 8:47 pm on October 19, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Another day, another Dem spouting class-warfare rhetoric and attributing to opponents the most heinous motives for objecting to the American Jobs Act. At least Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) decided to enliven his act with an infantile impersonation that — yep — reminds me pretty exactly of all the millionaires I know.

Incidentally, does Schumer know a millionaire when he sees one? Assuming he and his friends think it’s OK to accumulate debt like the federal government does, doubtful.

Meanwhile, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) says: Y’all want to talk about tax hikes? Sure. Just as soon as the federal government stops wasting money.

“Washington asking for more tax revenue is like an alcoholic asking for more cash before a trip to the liquor store,” Sessions says in the video. “Even if the alcoholic asked a millionaire for the cash, it doesn’t change the fact that the money’s not being wisely used.”

Sessions calls his basic idea — that Washington should be held accountable for the way it spends tax dollars as the condition for any tax increases — the “Solyndra Rule.” Apt, huh?

The president loves to talk about how Republicans aren’t open to a “balanced approach” to deficit reduction. He talks as though he has only ever proposed to cut spending and raise taxes, when, in fact, he has — time and again — proposed to increase spending and raise taxes.

Sessions asks the president: ”Would you be able to look [the American people] in the eye and tell them that you are reducing spending not increasing it?” If the president could look me in the eye and tell me that, I’d feel even more adamantly opposed to his reelection — because I’d know beyond the shadow of a doubt he’s a scarily skilled equivocator.

Conservatives rightly warn Republicans against falling prey again to a deal in which promised spending cuts never materialize but compromising tax hikes do. The Republicans on the Super Committee are faced with such a temptation now. Anytime they feel tempted to turn to the tax hike side of the negotiating table, they should ask themselves in whose camp they’d rather be: Schumer’s or Sessions’.


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Who do I hate more?

Schumer
Pelosi
Barack
Reid

I can’t decide.

SouthernGent on October 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Schumer is the biggest douchebag of all.
Hey Chuck, who owns your old seat in NY? A REPUBLICAN????

carbon_footprint on October 19, 2011 at 8:53 PM

a scarily skilled equivocator

Oh, good lord.

Jaibones on October 19, 2011 at 8:56 PM

I can’t decide.

SouthernGent on October 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Wha…?! Durbin? Jesse “Staples” Jackson?!

Jaibones on October 19, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I thought we had made some progress in getting commentators to describe Obama accurately: He is a liar.

GaltBlvnAtty on October 19, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Schumer is a scum pond

Kini on October 19, 2011 at 8:59 PM

scarily skilled equivocator.

Otherwise known as a pathological liar.

AnotherOpinion on October 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Funny…

Guess Schumer’s being a low-end millionaire (he may have just cracked the $1 million personal worth/assets ceiling, but he ain’t no pauper either) has turned him sour on the rest of the millionaire class who make a lot more than he does…so, Schumer is a 1-percenter to the rest of the 99-percent of real millionaires.

coldwarrior on October 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Nothing more than cover for the drop in campaign contributions for dems.

Spinning like a top.

booter on October 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM

‘Hate’ is far too mild a word.

Midas on October 19, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Who do I hate more?

Schumer
Pelosi
Barack
Reid

I can’t decide.

SouthernGent on October 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Hate what they stand for? Yes, all of them SG.

Rovin on October 19, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Jeff Sessions for Supreme Court.

tim c on October 19, 2011 at 9:09 PM

HE SOUNDS LIKE TED KENNEDY! ROFLMFAO!

400lb Gorilla on October 19, 2011 at 9:10 PM

How brave of Sessions.

Why does these antics continue to amuse/inspire you, Tina?

Sessions hasn’t done a damn thing to stop this ridiculous circus. Making a joke on the Senate floor is not “doing something.”

Why doesn’t the good Senator filibuster any and all legislation until a budget is passed? He can do it. Yet he doesn’t.

Just another good old boy who will throw a bone to those easily impressed (Tina) while in actuality doing nothing.

Aquateen Hungerforce on October 19, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Schumer is the biggest douchebag of all.
Hey Chuck, who owns your old seat in NY? A REPUBLICAN????

carbon_footprint on October 19, 2011 at 8:53 PM

And a whole hell of a lot of good that is doing us. Yippee! Our team won or something!!!!!

Aquateen Hungerforce on October 19, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Ron Paul Walk the Line Song

Spathi on October 19, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I did a Google search the other day on Chucky Schumer. He is the poster boy for a career politician, the ruling ‘elite,’ etc. He completed law school and passed the bar, but NEVER practiced law. Went straight into politics and has never worked a day in his life. I put him at the top of what is wrong with this country.

ny59giants on October 19, 2011 at 9:14 PM

“Who say don’t put your hands on our money”?

That’s all you aholes do is put your hands on our money. From the moment we earn and even after death you douchebags find a way to steal it from all of us, rich and poor, to fund your heinous bullshiite schemes.

If I were rich I’d get in Schumer’s fat face and ask him straight-out: “Why should I volunteer more of my hard-earned money just so you fukheads can waste it in more attempts to circumvent the 2nd amendment? Answer me, you azzhole.”

Bishop on October 19, 2011 at 9:15 PM

He should know since he’s one!

ronsfi on October 19, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Speaking of the crowd, why doesn’t Chuckie hold another press conference with the feral beasts of the “Occupation!” standing behind him, especially now that the demorats have decided that they support that freakshow.

A bullshiiter standing with a crowd of bullshiitforbrains who just happen to smell like bullshiite.

Bishop on October 19, 2011 at 9:19 PM

he’s a scarily skilled equivocator.

He’s a LIAR! Why equivocate?

As for Chuckie, gonna be hard to raise money from his former millionaire friends. Or are they just that stupid?

GarandFan on October 19, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Oh Schumer is a millionaire…come on, his assets alone are over $1 million, let alone his campaign coffers…

right2bright on October 19, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Sean Penn and Oprah want equal time….

right2bright on October 19, 2011 at 9:22 PM

great watching em bite the hand that feeds.

maineconservative on October 19, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Timely article – I just took a Schumer this afternoon.

hamnj7 on October 19, 2011 at 9:24 PM

demagogues like schumer have re-defined the word millionaire. it used to be that that meant net worth over a million. this generation of leftists are using it to mean annual income over a million dollars….which is a rare breed. No doubt if you take out the sports heroes and the hollywood stars and starlets and tv personalities, the number would be few indeed.

but, it takes a special kind of demagogue to what chuck does…it is a special talent. Heuy long comes to mind.

r keller on October 19, 2011 at 9:28 PM

How dare Chuck Shumer say such terrible things about President Obama.
The Obamas made an Adjusted Gross Income of 5,505,409 in 2010. Their are part of the 1%.

J_Crater on October 19, 2011 at 9:31 PM

As for Chuckie, gonna be hard to raise money from his former millionaire friends. Or are they just that stupid?

Yes, those NY millionaires are just a bunch of idiots- that’s the source of their wealth. Actually, as a NYC Jew, most of his friends and colleagues are wealthy. He’s specifically attacking the Waltons and other trust fund families that massively finance anti-tax political campaigns.

Remember, he’s not attacking millionaires, he’s attacking people who earn 7 figures a year in salary.

bayam on October 19, 2011 at 9:40 PM

‘A small number’!

-ShoeMucker

Mw thinks,lies………………..,um,isn`t the Millionaire
thingy,

those who earn/make over $200,000!!!!
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The scapegoat strategy
By Charles Krauthammer,
Published: October 13
***********************
***********************

What do you do if you can’t run on your record — on 9 percent unemployment, stagnant growth and ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see? How to run when you are asked whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago and you are compelled to answer no?

Play the outsider. Declare yourself the underdog. Denounce Washington as if the electorate hasn’t noticed that you’ve been in charge of it for nearly three years.

But above all: Find villains.

President Obama first tried finding excuses, blaming America’s dismal condition on Japanese supply-chain interruptions, the Arab Spring, European debt and various acts of God.

It’s crude. It’s Manichaean. And the left loves it. As a matter of math and logic, however, it’s ridiculous. Obama’s most coveted tax hike — an extra 3 to 4.6 percent for

millionaires and billionaires (weirdly defined as individuals making more than $200,000)

— would have reduced last year’s deficit (at the very most) from $1.29 trillion to $1.21 trillion.

Hence Obama’s new strategy: Don’t whine, blame. Attack. Indict. Accuse. Who? The rich — and their Republican protectors — for wrecking America.
(More……)
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-scapegoat-strategy/2011/10/13/gIQArNWViL_story.htm

canopfor on October 14, 2011 at 6:57 AM

canopfor on October 19, 2011 at 9:44 PM

A bullshiiter standing with a crowd of bullshiitforbrains who just happen to smell like bullshiite.

Bishop on October 19, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Bishop:The Sh*t Storm is coming….FOR DEMOCRATS!!:)

canopfor on October 19, 2011 at 9:45 PM

….What a fraud.

Schumer was the #1 democrat to oppose raising taxes on people that earned $250,000 and up because all of his liberal friends in NY raised he!! about it.

“$250,000 is not the same in NY” he whined.

….if Mr.K street here is so he!! bent on raising taxes to solve our problems….then why just stick it to such a small number of people.This millionaire tax won’t put even the smallest dent in this jobs bill or the debt being accumulated by this administration.
Come on Shumer…..call for raising taxes on a larger group of Americans if it’s such a dam# good idea.

Baxter Greene on October 19, 2011 at 9:46 PM

SouthernGent on October 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Hate what they stand for? Yes, all of them SG.

Rovin on October 19, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Dittos.

listens2glenn on October 19, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Biden Tells Fourth graders how the jobs bill
will get funded!!
==================

Biden Pushes Jobs Bill To 4th Graders
The indoctrination continues…
Added: 3 hours ago Occurred On: Oct-19-2011
*******************************************

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0c6_1319063208

canopfor on October 19, 2011 at 10:09 PM

canopfor on October 19, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Speaking of the crowd, why doesn’t Chuckie hold another press conference with the feral beasts of the “Occupation!” standing behind him, especially now that the demorats have decided that they support that freakshow.

Bishop on October 19, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Oh, I think that could be very easily arranged by a photoshopper with modest talents…don’t you?

Jaibones on October 19, 2011 at 10:13 PM

…just another hypocrite democrat bought and sold by Wall St. trying to act like he cares about the working class:


Top Contributors
Senator Charles E. Schumer

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=Career&type=C&cid=n00001093&newMem=N&recs=20

Goldman Sachs
Citigroup Inc
Morgan Stanley
JPMorgan Chase
Paul, Weiss et al
Credit Suisse Gr
UBS AG $255,650
Bear Stearns
Merrill Lynch
Lehman Brothers
Ernst & Young
Deloitte LLP
Schulte, Roth & Zabel
Time Warner
Sullivan & Cromwell
Kasowitz, Benson et al
Newmark Knight Frank
MetLife Inc
Lazard Freres & Co
New York Life Ins

….and now he wants to rob the American tax payer of billions more to fatten the pockets of his union friends.

Where’s the budget Schumer????…..what about actually showing some credibility and responsibility with the billions of tax dollars you “shovel ready” hustlers have already scamed from us.

Baxter Greene on October 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM

The top campaign contribution to Schumer in 2007-2008 was $80,800 from employees of Citigroup Inc. Charles Schumer’s net worth was between $276,023 and $890,000 in 2007, according to Schumer’s mandated financial disclosure statements.

J_Crater on October 19, 2011 at 10:31 PM

YouTube was running slow and hanging at spots. It stopped with an absolutely abominable smirk on Chuck-U Schumer’s face. It was the kind of smirk that lets you know he doesn’t believe a thing he’s saying, that he thinks those who believe what he is saying are absolute idiots, and the kind of smirk that makes one want to just smack him upside the head.

Gads, what a vile person he is!

AZfederalist on October 19, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Just how do these dems see this class warfare ending? I, myself, think they are pushing for violence. But, if that’s what they want, I think they are a few months too early. Need violence and rioting next summer so they can shut down the election.

Mirimichi on October 19, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Yes, and I am sure Chuck the Schmuck shops all those suits he wears at K-Mart and Target.

This assclown is a complete joke.

pilamaye on October 19, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Can’t chuck take an undercover trip to Pakistan?

Sonosam on October 19, 2011 at 11:06 PM

The Democrats couldn’t have picked anyone worse to be a spokesman than Chuck Schumer. He may play well in New York City, but in fly-over country, he’s just another obnoxious New York Politician trying to pick the pockets of the taxpayers for yet another liberal scheme that isn’t going to work.

Senator Sessions hit the nail on the head. If money were a LOT tighter, perhaps even Democrats would be a lot more careful about how they spend it. The Thatcher Rule, sooner or later, liberals run out of other people’s money, is even more appropriate here. I’d love to know how much money every Democrat in Congress has spent on alternative energy for their own homes. I’ll bet they’re a lot like Gore and the White House, where they talk about doing things but never do.

bflat879 on October 19, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Federal spending, already bloated in 2008, has grown 35% under Obama. There is no reason most or all of the increase (except that spend on normal increases in entitlements) cannot be repealed. It didn’t work as “stimulus,” and now is just built-in deficit waste.

Republicans – now and forevermore – must insist on any cuts-for-tax-hikes deal to be structured: cuts first, tax hikes the year AFTER the cuts are implemented. This is forced because of the Democrats’ long and repeated history of lying and deceit and double-crossing.

Adjoran on October 20, 2011 at 3:20 AM

Obama is not a “skilled” liar; he is just a plain liar. And he stares at us daily in a variety of forums and plain lies.

Sherman1864 on October 20, 2011 at 3:48 AM

If I remember correctly, it was prissy little democrats like Miss Chuckie who had a case of the vapors over the $500.00 hammers and $800.00 toilet seats.

Must be the democrats have a brother-in-law in the hardware business.

Mr. Grump on October 20, 2011 at 7:16 AM

Sessions has hit upon the crux of the matter. We’ve got 15 trillion in accumulated debt… and Washington is STILL WASTING MONEY. So, idiots like Obama, Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi can squawk all they want about raising taxes, but NO ONE should have to pay one red cent more until the waste is fully eliminated and controlled.

They want to talk taxes? Fine. Let’s have that discussion, but not until AFTER a permanent solution to Washington’s waste is implemented.

Murf76 on October 20, 2011 at 8:33 AM

Wrong picture, Guys. Should have had him surrounded by his colleagues – almost all of whom are millionaires. At least I guess he is familiar with what millionaire (senators) are like.

Longhorn Six on October 20, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Remember when you were in second grade when one of the kids in your class would have a tantrum and say: “you have more than me, you have to share”? Fits little twerp Chuckie like a glove (except OJ’s)

Strike Twice on October 20, 2011 at 9:45 AM

“Washington asking for more tax revenue is like an alcoholic asking for more cash before a trip to the liquor store,” Sessions says in the video. “Even if the alcoholic asked a millionaire for the cash, it doesn’t change the fact that the money’s not being wisely used.” – Jeff Sessions

How true.

SC.Charlie on October 20, 2011 at 10:09 AM