November 23rd makes the first day in the calendar that Black Friday can fall on. Being a trivia buff, I decided to also check out what else November 23rd is credited for. Interestingly enough...today is the birthday Senator Charles Schumer of New York. Not knowing much about this Democratic US Senator, I decided to look him up on opensecrets.org. Interesting stuff on this guy...and then looking into his various stances and comments I found it hard to believe that this guy is a Democrat. Guess it just shows that the Republicrat Party is alive and well in New York. But...let's stick to the facts and the rest will go easily.
The largest contributing sector to Senator Schumer's campaign entities is the Financial Sector. Below is a simplified breakdown of his contributors.
Top 5 Industries, 2007-2012, Campaign Cmte
Industry Total Indivs PACs
Securities & Investment $2,733,564 $2,586,764 $146,800
Lawyers/Law Firms $2,178,160 $1,927,147 $251,013
Real Estate $1,252,490 $1,162,990 $89,500
Lobbyists $574,963 $565,193 $9,770
Misc Finance $551,100 $534,100 $17,000
In-State vs. Out-of-State
In State $8,265,091 (62%)
Out of State $5,093,916 (38%)
PAC Contribution Breakdown
Business $2,477,937 (83%)
Labor $324,500 (11%)
Ideological/Single Issue $198,339 (7%)
After reading these interesting numbers and a few others. I decided to look into what this guy has to say about the finance industry sector. Well... Here ya' go:
“We are not going to rest until we change the rules, change the laws and make sure New York remains No. 1 for decades on into the future.” — Senator Charles E. Schumer, referring to financial regulations, Jan. 22, 2007
He as maintained a constant campaign to let 'Wall Street' run unrestrained and allowing them to do so with the American publics money. He was the primary architect of the bailouts and primary beneficiary. His fund raising for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee resulted in a 50% increase in donations from the financial sector. And as Congre$$ was trying to sort this out... While debating the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Schumer drew criticism when he asserted that Americans did not care that 'porky' amendments had been inserted into the bill. Said Schumer, "And let me say this to all the chattering classes that so much focus on those little, tiny, yes porky amendments. The American people really don’t care." You can watch and hear him say this on the US Senate floor here -->
Eid meelad sa'eed! عيد ميلاد سعيد is how you would be wished a Happy Birthday if you were in Palestine. The same place where you made comments like "to strangle them economically until they see that's not the way to go, makes sense" in the Orthodox Union speech. And yes again on video...
Would Senator Schumer's anti-Palestinian statements would be related to the funding your campaign and events receives from organization like these would it? Americans for Good Government, Citizens Organized PAC, Florida Congressional Cmte, Heartland PAC, Louisiana for American Security National Action Cmte, National PAC, NorPAC Northern Californians for Good Govt, To Protect Our Heritage PAC Washington PAC and World Alliance for Israel? With the encouragement from the United States, Israel has ensured that the Palestinians are suffering through a slow Holocaust aimed at near extinction of their people at the hands of their brothers. We in America are financing a large part of this while folks here at home aren't even being taken care of. Does this make sense? Senator, half of them are kids. Where are your priorities?
Now here's something that caught me off guard when reading up on Senator Schumer. He wants to deregulate the commercial fishing industry in the Atlantic and North Pacific. This deregulation would cause undue overfishing in the last protected fisheries in the World. I bet he also supports building the world's largest earthen damn and copper/gold mine near an active fault line above the until now pristine Bristol Bay, Alaska.
"After years of overfishing, many fish populations have begun to recover. On Monday, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that New England’s fishermen will be allowed to increase their catch of 11 commercially important fish stocks in Atlantic waters this summer.
This progress, and that announcement, can be traced directly to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a 35-year-old law that imposes ambitious timetables for rebuilding depleted fish stocks and gives scientists a major say in setting limits. So it is disturbing that New York’s two Democratic senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand — both with solid environmental records — want to weaken the law. "
So...Happy Birthday Senator Schumer. I sure hope that you are proud of how you have effectively represented We The People as an elected representative in the United States Congress. Your defense and design of multiple bailouts of big industry and your stances on American foreign relations have fed into the putrid perpetuity of the American political system. You have become this ingrained career politician that is almost unrecognizable. Happy Holidays as well...