Schumer Knows That Carmona Will Be A Partisan Tax-And-Spend Senator Like Himself
Liberal Democrat Kingmaker Senator Chuck Schumer is glowing about the possibility that Barack Obama’s handpicked candidate Richard Carmona will fulfill his dream of having a tax-and-spend Senator from the Grand Canyon State.
While Carmona likes to fancy himself as an “independent,” Schumer knows better because like himself he’s a card-carrying member of the Democrat Party and a strong supporter of the President’s job-killing healthcare law.
“Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer is abuzz about liberal Democrat Richard Carmona’s candidacy because he knows that Carmona will follow suit and be a rubberstamp for Barack Obama’s job-killing agenda of higher taxes and more spending,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox.
Notably, six years ago Schumer was boasting that millionaire Democrat Jim Pederson would get elected in Arizona, but he was soundly defeated in what was a strong year for his party.
CARMONA IS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF OBAMACARE
In March 2010, Carmona Announced Support For ObamaCare, Stating “We Need To Move Toward A Health Care System, Not The Sick Care System That We Have Today. This Legislation Moves Us Closer To That. This Bill Is Not Perfect. But These Are Complex Issues And We Must Move Forward.” “Carmona served as the 17th surgeon general of the United States under President George W. Bush. Last year, he participated in series of health care town halls that the congresswoman held in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Green Valley. ‘The issue facing our country is how do we get the best care for the most people at the least cost,’ Carmona said. ‘We spend more for health care than any other nation on Earth, but the metrics of our results don’t reflect that. We need to move toward a health care system, not the sick care system that we have today. This legislation moves us closer to that. This bill is not perfect. But these are complex issues and we must move forward. And then I hope we can sit down with level heads and make it even better for the benefit of the American people.’” (“U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Announces Support For Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation,” Congresswoman Giffords Press Release, 3/20/10)
Meanwhile Carmona’s Liberal Ally Received A “F “Rating From The Gun Owners Of America & From The National Taxpayers Union
Schumer Received A “F” From The Gun Owners Of America. (Gun Owners Of America Website, www.gunowners.org, Accessed 2/8/12)
In 2010, Schumer Received A “F” From The National Taxpayers Union. (National Taxpayers Union Website, www.ntu.org, Accessed 2/8/12)