Chuck Schumer to American Taxpayers: You’re the ‘Chattering Class’


And let me say this, to all of the chattering class, that so much focuses on those little, tiny — yes, porky — amendments: The American people really don’t care.

Link to video:

The following is a complilation of just some of the “little, tiny, porky amendments”:

$2 billion earmark for FutureGen near zero emissions powerplant in Mattoon, IL
$39 billion slush fund for “state fiscal stabilization” bailout
$5.5 billion for making federal buildings “green” (including $448 million for DHS HQ)
$200 million for workplace safety in USDA facilities
$275 million for flood prevention
$65 million for watershed rehabilitation
$200 million for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
$650 million for the DTV transition coupon program
$307 million for constructing NIST office buildings
$1 billion for administrative costs and construction of NOAA office buildings
$100 million for constructing U.S. Marshalls office buildings
$300 million for constructing FBI office buildings
$800 million for constructing Federal Prison System buildings and facilities
$10 million to fight Mexican gunrunners
$1.3 billion for NASA (including $450 million for “science” at NASA)
$100 million to clean up sites used in early U.S. atomic energy program
$10 million for urban canals
$2 billion for manufacturing advanced batteries for hybrid cars
$1.5 billion for carbon capture projects under sec. 703 of P.L. 110-140 (though section only authorizes $1 billion for five years)
$300 million for hybrid and electric cars for federal employees
$198 million to design and furnish the DHS headquarters
$255 million for “priority procurements” at Coast Guard (polar ice breaker)
$500 million for State and local fire stations
$180 million for construction of Bureau of Land Management facilities
$500 million for wildland fire management
$110 million for construction for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
$522 million for construction for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
$650 million for abandoned mine sites
$75 million for the Smithsonian Institution
$1.2 billion for summer jobs for youth
$412 million for CDC headquarters
$500 million earmark for NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD
$160 million for “volunteers” at the Corp. for National and Community Service
$750 earmark for the National Computer Center in MD
$224 million for International Boundary and Water Commission – U.S. and Mexico
$850 million for Amtrak
$100 million for lead paint hazard reduction

Hat Tip to Hot Air:

We’ll see how much Americans care now that the reigning Dems have aired their true feelings about us peons.

Newsflash, Chuck: Not only do I care, but there’s absolutely nothing ‘little’ or ‘tiny’ about BILLIONS of dollars in American taxpayer-funded pork spending.

Thank you for reminding us that effete Democrats hold the American people in such contempt.

The feeling is mutual.

Screw you.

By the way, should anyone care as much as I, make sure you contact Chuck:

5 thoughts on “Chuck Schumer to American Taxpayers: You’re the ‘Chattering Class’”

  1. Pingback: Shmucky Says “Americans Don’t Care About Pork” « Evynn’s Weblog

  2. The arrogance and contempt Schumer has for the average, Tax-paying American is astounding. I have yet to speak to anyone about this stimulus bill who isn’t stunned if not outright frightened by the amount of pork and the price tag. What most concerns me, is the hidden crap in this bill that, if passed, will fundamentally change the way we live our day to day lives without first being subjected to free, open, and reasoned debate. Our leaders are cowards.

    1. Patriot,

      This is true. But I’d like to know how many people you spoke with who voted for Obama, yet have the gall to be stunned by the outcome. There’s a lot of buyer’s remorse and very little personal accountablity.

      SFC MAC

  3. Glad to see, I wasn’t the only person including themselves in the “chattering class” after hearing Comrade Schumer’s remarks. Evertime this man opens his pie hole, something stupid falls out.
    Not only do a lot of Americans care about what is in this “stimulus” bill, but the longer we have time to read and digest it, the more we find that we don’t like. That is the only reason this piece of legislation is being rushed through Congress, in the same way the unscrupulous salesman pressures to get your signature, but doesn’t give you time to read the fine print. The devil is in the details.
    Obama is right about one thing, there’s a lot of transparency in Washington, they don’t even try to hide their contempt for the American public anymore.

  4. I’m ashamed to say I’m a New Yorker but…as long as New York city is a part of New York State Chuckie will be the new Teddy (only with a better driving record).

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