Tag Archives: Charles Schumer

Schumer, Pelosi cancel meeting with Trump after Twitter attack

Source: Politico

“House and Senate Democratic leaders on Tuesday abruptly withdrew from a scheduled White House meeting about averting a government shutdown after President Donald Trump publicly slammed them and cast doubt on the negotiations. Trump tweeted early Tuesday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) ‘want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes,’ adding, ‘I don’t see a deal!’ Pelosi and Schumer responded by canceling their plans to meet with Trump and GOP leaders to discuss a deal to keep the government open, raising the prospects of a shutdown as government funding expires next week.” (11/28/17)


Trump, Schumer conspire on plan to repeal debt ceiling altogether

Source: Washington Post

“President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) have agreed to pursue a deal that would permanently remove the requirement that Congress repeatedly raise the debt ceiling, three people familiar with the decision said. Trump and Schumer discussed the idea Wednesday during an Oval Office meeting. The two, along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.), agreed to work together over the next several months to try to finalize a plan, which would need to be approved by Congress. … Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has suggested scrapping the existing debt-limit process and replacing it with one that automatically lifts the borrowing limit every time Congress appropriates future spending.” (09/07/17)


Trump on debt: Even more establishment than the establishment

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“The Washington Post reports that US president Donald Trump and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) ‘have agreed to pursue a deal that would permanently remove the requirement that Congress repeatedly raise the debt ceiling.’ That must be a bitter pill to swallow for those who thought they were electing an ‘anti-establishment’ president to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, but it should be no surprise. After all, Trump built his business career on going into debt up to his neck, taking a profit when things worked out, and leaving his partners holding the bankruptcy bag when they didn’t.” (09/07/17)


Trump strikes a deal with Democrats to fund the government — right in front of Ryan and McConnell

Source: Rare

“President Donald Trump went around his own party Wednesday, siding with Democrats on a deal to fund the government and raise federal borrowing limits for three months — all to help speed cash to hurricane survivors. ‘We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer,’ Trump said after a brief White House pow-wow with congressional leaders, the Associated Press reports. ‘We agreed to a three-month extension on debt ceiling, which they consider to be sacred, very important.’ Trump didn’t mention House Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who were also present at the meeting but opposed the Dem-backed deal. As part of the agreement, legislators will speed a $7.9 billion hurricane relief package to the president’s desk by the end of the week, before FEMA’s annual funding dries up at the federal fiscal year’s close at the end of September.” (09/06/17)


Chuck Schumer thinks he needs to stop you from shoving chocolate up your nose

Source: Reason
by Scott Shackford

“Apparently some people are snorting raw chocolate powder like it’s snuff. Rather than pointing out that chocolate is so much more fun to eat, meddlesome Sen. Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.) wants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate it. Meet Coko Loko, a snortable raw cacao concoction that also includes caffeine powder and other (perfectly legal) ingredients associated with energy drinks. Given the open and relatively cheap access to these products, it’s not exactly clear why anybody would prefer an awkward snuff-influenced delivery system (it’s faster, apparently), but that’s a marketplace issue. If people want to buy chocolate and snort it up their nose, that’s their business. That’s not good enough for Schumer. Coco Loko got a recent burst of media publicity, which has prompted Schumer to send a letter to the FDA over the weekend to demand that they do something about people doing things he doesn’t want them to.” (07/10/17)


Naturally, Charles Schumer wants to be the boss of “snortable chocolate”

Source: ABC News

“U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal regulators to look into a ‘snortable chocolate’ powder, saying he’s worried that it could prove harmful and is being marketed like a drug. In a letter Saturday, the New York Democrat asked the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the use of caffeine in inhalable food products such as so-called Coco Loko. It’s gotten buzz in recent weeks. Schumer, the Senate minority leader, says there are too many unanswered questions about a product pitched under the innocent-sounding name of chocolate.” [editor’s note: Yes, I know, dog bites man — the next thing Schumer DOESN’T want to be in control of will be the first – TLK] (07/09/17)