Wednesday, December 23, 2009

NY Senator Chuck Schumer: He Ain't No Ben Nelson

Thanks, Senator Schumer, for your legislative prowess:

"When the feds whack New York, you usually hear  Chuck Schumer lead the outrage. But on health care, he's been practically mute about some mighty hits headed our way.

Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Paterson both slammed the Senate bill Monday, charging it would cost the city more than $500 million and rip a $1 billion-a-year hole in the state budget.

Schumer, a veteran streetfighter for federal cash, has been suddenly recast as a defender of Washington - and a deal he helped cut that shafts New York.

"He's being uncharacteristically quiet in part because the numbers don't look that good," said Baruch College political scientist Doug Muzzio."

Egads, this stinks.

Read it all here.

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