Schumer: American People Don't Care About "Pork"

Postby Marinepits » February 10th, 2009, 6:20 pm

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February 10, 2009

What's wrong with a little pork in a more than $800 billion economic stimulus bill?

That's apparently the stance taken by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.

"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," Schumer said on the Senate floor. "The American people care far more that there's a proposal in the bill, this one I pushed, that gives a $2,500 credit to families who pay tuition to put their kids through college. Great relief.

"They care far more about that than about some small provision in the bill that shouldn't be there because the tax relief from tuition costs that they're going to get means far more to them. They care more about a provision that keeps the teachers in their schools."

The Senate today passed the its version of the bill. Now Congress will have to merge the House and Senate versions.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised that Congress will get a final version to President Obama "as soon as possible."




:doh: :nono:

Hmmmm, let's see. Less pork = less we have to pay for this bailout. I care about "pork".

Oh, and keep patting yourself on the back, there, Chuck. :rolleyes2:
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Postby Jenn » February 10th, 2009, 8:49 pm

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Postby amazincc » February 10th, 2009, 9:34 pm

I hate pork. In any way, shape, or form. :rolleyes2:
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Postby Marinepits » February 10th, 2009, 9:41 pm

Funny enough, I like a good pork roast rolled in chopped roasted garlic and cooked on the outdoor grill. :|
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Postby amazincc » February 10th, 2009, 9:43 pm

Well, dammit... THAT sounds good! And now I'm hungry. :shock: >(
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