Senator Chuck Schumer: The Era of Small Government Is Over

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    We REALLY need to finish the job we started in November folks.


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    Senator Chuck Schumer (D) NY, former boss and mentor of disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner, is up to his old tricks again. He proudly promotes government dysfunction.


    Senate Democrats gets a free pass to hide under Sen. Chuck Schumer’s brand of attack politics while pretending to favor spending cuts and debt reduction and to oppose tax increases.
    The Wall Street Journal reported -
    Schumer's No Cuts Politics - WSJ.com

    Not long after the 2008 election, a triumphant Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) stopped by our offices to announce that American politics had changed forever. Never again would we be able to argue successfully, as we had since Reagan, for smaller government. The American electorate had declared it wanted a permanently larger entitlement state. The 2010 election certainly cast doubt on Mr. Schumer’s thesis, but it’s worth keeping his claims in mind as we watch the senator emerge as the single biggest obstacle in Congress to spending cuts.

    His role has been obvious for some time, but a revealing and generally laudatory article by Meredith Shiner in Roll Call this week lays out the Schumer strategy of assailing House Republicans as radical, in particular demonizing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in personal terms, and opposing any Democratic concessions on entitlements. Mr. Schumer also led the internal fight against releasing a Senate budget, though Democrats control that body and are supposed to pass a budget resolution under the 1974 budget law.

    This is cynicism squared, but Mr. Schumer has been getting away with it because the press pack has fixated on the political narrative of House Republicans vs. President Obama. This gives Senate Democrats up for re-election next year a free pass to hide under Mr. Schumer’s brand of attack politics while pretending to favor spending cuts and debt reduction and to oppose tax increases.

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    Not if we can help it.
     
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    We are the worlds only Superpower, most powerful military in history, most powerful economy in the world, leader of the free world....

    We need a small government to manage it
     
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    Small government for small minds who think the Magic Market will just take care of all our problems.


    The only power the people have in this world is democratic government.

    Dont you find it curious that some want the power as small as possible?
     
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    Wow ... you really think thats the only power people have in this world huh? I feel bad for you.
     
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    We don't need a government that will "run" the country. We need a government that will act like a referee in a basketball game. Their role is to ensure a level playing field, that each participant has a fair chance of succeeding

    If the ref calls the game to favor one side over the other, you have a lopsided score. That is what we have today.
     
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    we won't be when obiedoodle and the dimwits get done with us.. "GOD BLESS AMERICA? NO NO NO,,, God Damn America" Remember.. ????
     
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    The idea that we can run a country of 300 million people with "small government" shows how simplistic people like Willow can be
     
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    You are so right..We had Pelosi,Reid,Waxman,Obama shove Healthcare down our throat.
    We had these guys do a stimulus plan that was a joke and a scam.Those on the right are the only means to stop this crazy spending machine.

    These people work for us and not the other way around..they are not supposed to go to Washington and decide how they want this country to function. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    The right spent $2 trillion on two wars
    The left spent on healthcare for Americans

    I would rather have the healthcare
     

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