January 22, 2018

Side note on the government shutdown: in letting funding for the CHIP insurance program for poor children run out in favor of trying to force a DACA deal, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to draw a false equivalency by accusing Republicans of “pitting children against children.”

I’ve already written about this, but one more time for the record: The CHIP program applies to children age 0 to 19. According to Pew Research, the average age of DACA recipients is 24. Virtually none are below 16. Eleven percent are between 31 and 36, the oldest eligible age.

Some people suspect Democrats want to legalize this group because they think they’ll vote Democrat. If you’re not certain why they think that, maybe it’s because they assume that anyone who is still a “kid” at 36 has got to be a Democrat.


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  • Bruce Pestell

    01/27/2018 02:16 PM

    One thing for sure, Shumer can not, or will not, negotiate. If he thinks that the Republicans will allow the democrats unlimited access to importing more illegal immigrants and replenishing the potential self-entitled population of foreigners and future democrat voters, they are crazy. Unfortunately, this logic may be lost on those who were elected to support the laws of this country and serve their constituents.

  • jack macdonald

    01/26/2018 04:29 PM

    The two things Schumer does best is lie and cry. This sleazy individual has and continues to do great harm to millions of citizens in his role as a member of a legislative body that is supposed to conduct real business. Obstructing everything is not what these people are sent to congress to do.

  • Norman Dobbs

    01/26/2018 01:21 PM

    I did not know Chuck could draw.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/24/2018 07:31 PM

    Schumer is always a False Narritive anyway, as ALL Dems are save 1% or .1%.
    Lyin Chuck goes again, Hey Fool, No Wall=No DACA your call.
    Quit guarding the illegal felons.