On the 6th Day of Corrupt Politicians, the Democrats gave to me…………6 Chuckie Schumers……….and a side of Amy Schumer too.
Chuckie Schumer is the senior Senator from New York and the Senate Minority Leader. As the Minority Leader, Schumer rides roughshod over other Democrats, keeping them toeing the line of “correct” Democratic thought.
Schumer serves on the Committee on Rules and Administration and the Select Committee on Intelligence, an oxymoron in every way.
Chuckie anchors one end of the most dangerous place in DC. Television cameras anchors the other end. You risk your life getting between Schumer and a camera
Previously, Schumer was a member of the Banking and Finance committees in the Senate. Far in his past, he was an attorney.
SCHUMER’S BANKING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Chuckie Schumer has an enviable list of accomplishments that other Democratic politicians would like to emulate. His list is long, but here are his most important contributions.
Second only to the Clinton’s, Schumer’s has proven his worth to Wall Street and the Democratic Party. He has:
- Led the effort to repeal Glass-Steagal in 1999 which led directly to the 2008 Housing crisis.
- Voted to bail out Wall Street in 2008.
- Protected Wall Street from government oversight and regulation
- Saved Wall Street billions of dollars through slashing of fees paid by banks to the SEC.
- Opposed regulating Credit Rating Agencies that led to the faulty Mortgage Backed Securities.
In return, Chuckie and the Democratic Party have been the beneficiaries of millions of dollars in donations from Wall Street, banks and financial institutions. In four years alone, Chuckie saw that $240 million in donations were received by the Democrats from those institutions.
Chuckie has not always helped out individual banks though. In 2008, Chuckie released a letter where he claimed that IndyMac Bank was insolvent. That triggered a panic and run on the bank so that the FDIC had to take it over. Then, the remains of the bank would be sold to Michael Dell, John Paulson and George Soros in a sweetheart deal.
There are claims that Schumer’s close ties to the “founders” of One West Bank who bought IndyMac may have prompted the letter to be written.
TEA PARTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Chuckie was a huge supporter of the Tea Party. In fact, he was such a huge supporter that he went out of his way to assist them.
Chuckie sent a letter to the IRS where he “urged” the IRS to redefine 501(c)(4) organizations in such a manner that it would target conservative entities. He wrote:
We write to ask the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) to immediately change the administrative framework for enforcement of the tax code as it applies to groups designated as “social welfare” organizations. These groups receive tax and other advantages under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code (hereinafter, “IRC” or the “Code”), but some of them also are engaged in a substantial amount of political campaign activity.
Lois Lerner and others would take this definition and persecute Tea Party and other groups. So much for 1st Amendment Rights while Chuckie is in office.
RIGHTS UNDER THE 5TH, 6TH & 14TH AMENDMENTS
Chuckie Schumer is a big supporter of the Presumption of Innocence that was created under the 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments as one would expect from a former attorney.
Presumption of Innocence means that the prosecution has an obligation to prove each element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt and that the accused bears no burden of proof. We know this because:
- In the Kavanaugh investigation, Schumer stated that there is “no presumption of innocence or guilt” because it is a “fact-finding proceeding and not a court case.” So per his interpretation, Kavanaugh was essentially guilty of all the allegations made against him by untold women with no proof to back up their claims.
- In the Russian Collusion investigation, Schumer has claimed that the Russians worked on behalf of President Trump when all evidence shows no collusion at all.
- With claims of sexual harassment made against President Trump, like with Kavanaugh, President Trump is guilty with no presumption of innocence per Schumer.
- Schumer supports Pelosi’s farce of Impeachment hearings even though the methodology does not conform to the Constitution or past precedent.
Schumer’s actions and statements prove how much of a supporter he is when the 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments are involved. Or perhaps the Amendments only apply to Democrats and not Republicans, especially when Biden, Obama, or the Clintons are involved.
GUN RIGHTS & THE 2ND AMENDMENT
As with other Bill of Right’s Amendments, Chuckie is an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment. He is such a supporter than he asked President Trump to take the $5 billion set aside to fund the border and to use it in support of 2nd Amendment Rights.
The $5 billion under Schumer’s plan would be for “combating gun violence and white supremacy.” The funds would go to the Center for Disease Control to conduct research into gun violence extremism, FBI domestic terrorism programs and Department of Homeland Security for fighting counter-violent extremism.”
In other words, the funds would go for the greatest threat in our lifetime, “white supremacist extremism.”
Showing additional support for gun rights has been a position that Schumer has shown throughout his career. He and DiFi authored the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban that expired in 2004 and also the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, both of which imposed restrictions on gun ownership.
Schumer was one of 16 Senators who voted against the Vitter Amendment which prohibited the confiscation of legally owned firearms during a disaster. He has also called for expansive new background checks including transferring firearms as part of an inheritance.
Schumer is the proto-typical gun grabber.
RUSSIA AND SCHUMER
Chuckie has made much ado about the Russians and Russian Collusion in the 2016 elections, but Chuckie appears to have his own Russia problem.
In 2003, Schumer entertained Vlad Putin in New York when the first LUKOIL gas station opened in the US. This makes one wonder what happened.
For a Russian company to open up a gas station in New York especially, would have required overcoming major regulatory hurdles, environmental regulations and who knows what else. Political influence would have been required to have any hope of receiving approval.
For Schumer to have been present for the festivities, it implies that he had a major hand in greasing the approval process. With Schumer’s proclivities for doing anything for money, one must wonder what type of “quid pro quo” was present.
If there is money involved, Schumer will pick it over his constituents and over what is good for the country. He has received over $50,000 in campaign donations and one daughter works there, so he willingly “overlooks” Facebook privacy violations. In fact, when Facebook’s Zuckerberg testified before Congress, Schumer went out of his way to defend him by calling Facebook a “very positive force.
Chuckie is also a huge supporter of immigration, both legal and illegal. Of course, there is money involved with his support.
Chuckie is a big supporter of the EB-5 visa program, which was designed to create jobs in economically depressed areas. “Investors” could receive a green card for just the measly sum of $500,000, allowing them to come to the US and open businesses. Of course, the actual location that they selected was not restricted to just depressed areas.
Real Estate developers were particularly kind to Chuckie with EB-5 visas. Since 2011, he has received at least $1.09 in campaign donations from them. Frago, his third top donor source, has donated $82,000 to his campaign committee.
But this is nothing for Chuckie. He has done much more in support of his immigration stances.
- Chuckie was one of the Gang of Eight who wrote the 2013 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill and in a one time fit of bravery, Speaker John Boehner did not let come before the House, and so it “died.”
- In April 2012, Chuckie introduced a bill that would end Arizona’s Anti-Immigration law. With the law, he stated “States like Arizona and Alabama will no longer be able to get away with saying they are simply ‘helping the federal government’ to enforce the law when they are really writing their own laws and knowingly deploying untrained officers with a mission of arresting anyone and everyone who might fit the preconceived profile of an illegal immigrant.”
- Chuckie is a huge supporter on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
If it is about immigration and it is bad for America, then you can bet that Chuckie will be out in front supporting the proposal, and with his hand out for contributions.
New taxes are Chuckie’s best friend. He opposed the Trump Tax cut, lying that it was “focused on the wealthy and the powerful – not the middle class.” Yet, if you have a business and donated to his campaign, Chuckie would ensure that you got a tax cut somewhere.
Even worse, Chuckie will tax you more so that he can offer Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and all sorts of other ways to take your money and give to his constituents.
SAME SEX MARRIAGE
Poor Chuckie, he seems so confused on his stance with Same Sex Marriage. In 1996, Chuckie voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. In 2004, Chuckie opposed the Federal Marriage Amendment saying that DOMA made it redundant an unnecessary.
In March 2009, Chuckie had a change of heart. He suddenly announced his support for Same Sex Marriage. While at a dinner of gay leaders, he stated that he was for Same Sex Marriage and that DOMA should be fully reversed.
Now, Schumer fully supports anything to do with “LGBTXRSYULMA….” civil rights. Must be some major money to be had that he wants his share of.
Okay, it is time to wrap this up. If I were to put to paper Schumer’s views on the Impeachment of President Trump, I would still be working on this next year.
Congratulations Senator Schumer! You are the 6th Day of the 12 Days of Corrupt Democratic Politicians! May you continue to load your campaign coffers with all that graft money and payoffs!