Schumer hit with the big halibut of reality

December 21, 2017

Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had barely finished his latest looking-down-his-nose-glasses lecture to us when he got slapped in the face with the big halibut of reality. His latest pious scolding was aimed at us deluded morons who actually thought that corporations would use their tax break to expand or pay their workers more, rather than just putting it in their money vaults to swim through like Scrooge McDuck. 

Within minutes of his speech’s blessed end, a number of companies celebrated the bill’s passage by announcing major plans for expansion and/or pay increases and bonuses for workers.  At the link, details on a few, including Boeing, Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bancorp.  There are others not mentioned, such as Comcast (congratulations if you work for any of them).  Most gratifying of all was AT&T.  Schumer singled them out as a company that, of course, would not hire more people or share its tax cut with workers.  AT&T almost immediately announced that it would increase its US capital spending by $1 billion and give more than 200,000 non-executive employees a special $1000 bonus. 

I wonder if finding an extra thousand bucks in their paychecks will convince these workers that the Democrats have been bamboozling them all this time, or if they’ll just assume it came from Santa Claus.  Who, as Chuck Schumer would probably tell us, is really Uncle Sam in a red suit.

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  • Jack macdonald

    01/06/2018 07:00 PM

    Schumer is a jackass. Where do losers like this get the idea they are smart enough to make the rules for the rest of us? Someone should set him down and have a talk with him. He definitely needs help to overcome his case of self importance. Jack

  • Wanda Boraten

    01/02/2018 03:01 PM

    Oh bless me! Those glasses say it ALL .... good one Governor Huck!

  • Michael Egbert

    12/23/2017 05:19 PM

    If schumer was to give the time of day from his rollex watch I'd still have difficulty believing anything that pea brain said. Is he and pelosi brother and sister? They both seem to have the same mental abilities...

  • Nick Carper

    12/23/2017 12:45 AM

    Schumer Schur mer,,,,what an ignorant example or democratic poop. He has Pinocchios nose.

  • Steven Lechtenberg

    12/22/2017 02:38 PM

    I think the biggest problem the democrats have is realizing that they are stuck on the losing end of the stick, or more appropriately the losing end of the ballot box, with no cohesive message and an endless stream of negative hype they are running out of excuses for a failed 8 years of incompetence. President Trump has done more in one year than their eight years of failed attempts to guide a floundering economy. New blood, leadership and new messaging might help, but the old dogs, I don't mean to insult our canine friends, need to go. But look at the younger ones coming along, free education, free health care, a living wage, whether or not you work and the list goes on. The only hope for the Democratic party is to align themselves with more moderate thinking and like the republicans should do, less career politicians. More new blood means more new idea's

  • Dolores Parsons

    12/22/2017 12:34 PM

    I would like to go on record as a very unhappy New Yorker who has been consistently silenced at the polls by the massive voting block of "down-state." Chuck Schumer is an embarrassment to me personally and politically. We in this part of New York languish in poverty and unemployment, stifled by Manhattan's insatiable land grabbing to support their water wastage (which is free for them but which our municipalities have to pay for), and their elimination of all businesses that might spoil their pristine water. Schumer is the quintessential political hack and should stop boring us with his verbarrhea about how much he cares about the middle and lower class. He doesn't. And guess what: his disdain isn't limited to the middle class of New York.

  • Brian Koch

    12/22/2017 12:15 PM

    Governor, i want to say how i enjoy, and am enlightened by, your blog. I also must say i enjoy your style and cannot get through most articles without at least a grin. You demonstrate continually that the truth can be funnier funnier than fiction. Having said that i want to publicly express how thankful i am that we have a businessman as a president. We have long been in need of this kind of thought process and pragmatism. It has become more and more clear that the democrats and unfortunately too many others in Washington are incapable of good old fashioned, honest work and creativity in solving the nations problems. It seems when a politician needs money for this program or that program their brain goes immediately to "that's easy - raise taxes". In the business world raising the "price" is rarely a wise move. In the real world we have to find ways to spend less, be smarter, avoid waste (as in fraud) and "grow the business". That unfortunately seems to be a foreign concept acutely afflicting one party in particular as well as, with some exceptions, too many in the Washington establishment. I never see them go there. It is so refreshing and so critical to have the long needed businessman's approach to decision making and leadership Making America Great Again!!

  • H Yang

    12/22/2017 11:40 AM

    Since when has a liberal ever let a little thing like reality "distort" their worldview?

  • Erika Adler

    12/22/2017 09:24 AM

    What is even sadder than cantankerous Scrooge Schumer was how quickly the Democrats and MSM (but I repeat myself) took to twitter and so-called news shows to push the narrative that this was nothing more than a political stunt. If that wasn't enough, the Republicans now have to spend an appalling amount of time & money selling this bill. SAD!
    http://freebeacon.com/issues/liberals-slam-companies-giving-christmas-bonuses-wake-tax-reform-passage/

  • Stephen Russell

    12/22/2017 09:12 AM

    Schumer is the Dem Scrooge personified, Dems= Scrooges for Dec & yearound.,
    Scare mongers, hate baiters, etc thats the Dems.
    Grow tired of these games in DC.
    Watch Dems those who voted No to Tax cuts, CU U later in 2018 after U lost.

  • Ronnie Shoupe

    12/22/2017 05:49 AM

    Chuck and Nancy haven't learned what reality is yet. I pray the mid-term elections will be the Great White Shark of reality and take Tom Perez with them to the viewing!
    Ron

  • Carolyn Ayres

    12/21/2017 10:11 PM

    Is Schumer really that ignorant or does he just pander to his voting public who is? Do these people really believe this kind of bull? No logic? No finance background? Common sense and logic is missing in Schumer and his cronies who continue their rhetoric.