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Trump’s America – Episode #28 – Empty Promises

By Arthur Piccolo

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY Fri. July 28, 2017:  Do not go shopping with Chuck Schumer …..

and the so called Democratic Party leadership.

You will end up very hungry and Schumer will pick your pockets too!

Trump’s America, this ground breaking forward looking weekly –  sometimes more than weekly series, is NOT just about Donald Trump – it is about Trump’s America. Isn’t that what the title says?

I’m giving Donald a week off so he can go play golf and Tweet. My treat!

There are many, many characters in Trump’s America – NOT just Donald even if he is the biggest character of all. There are plenty of Democratic CHARACTERS. And with Hillary off the stage hopefully forever – please God – right now Chuck Schumer is the leading Democratic character; the “great pretender” to the creaky throne of The Leader. Scary, yes I know!

Chuck Schumer, aka U.S. Senator from New York and the Democrats, have EARNED this week’s episode because this week they announced to tremendous fanfare (in their troubled minds) a NEW plan – a new DEAL for America. Their anti-Trump agenda to win, win, win all over the nation and cast Trump and the Republicans out into the Wilderness. And who did the announcing? Trumpets please! Chucky of course. Chuck was so excited like a little boy on the First Night of Chanukah.

What Schumer’s so called vacuous plan tells us is that Donald Trump and the Republicans are in a lot better shape than Schumer, or CNN or MSNBC, or The Bozo Post and many others want to believe.

Or put more colloquially, you can’t beat something with nothing.

I’d rather not but I guess I should turn to The Schumer Plan at this point …

Let me turn to regular media partner NY Times since I don’t want to go anywhere near Schumer’ Website and get a virus or worse. Here we go…

Chuck Schumer’s op-ed in Monday’s NY Times titled  ..

“ A Better Deal for American Workers…”

Are you ready?
“Americans are clamoring for bold changes to our politics and our economy. They feel, rightfully, that both systems are rigged against them, and they made that clear in last year’s election. American families deserve a better deal so that this country works for everyone again, not just the elites and special interests. Today, Democrats will start presenting that better deal to the American people.”

OK Chuck sock it to us …

WHAT exactly have you been doing for the last 40 years in Congress? And if you are going to give us a Better Deal NOW ..  what have you been giving us up until now?  Back to Chuck …

“There used to be a basic bargain in this country that if you worked hard and played by the rules, you could own a home, afford a car, put your kids through college and take a modest vacation every year while putting enough away for a comfortable retirement. In the second half of the 20th century, millions of Americans achieved this solid middle-class lifestyle. I should know — I grew up in that America.”

Hey Chuck, you grew up in an America and New York City where lifelong politicians like yourself always do very well. You and your family! As for what you are offering above, details below are CRUMBS off the table. That is the Democratic agenda for change – CRUMBS for most, lots for the elites.

As you say in your own words … “play by the rules, you could own a home, afford a car, put your kids through college and take a modest vacation every year while putting enough away for a comfortable retirement.”

What an inspiring goal but that is right on target for Clowns like Schumer who live and operate in a PRIVILEGED bubble. Does anyone think Schumer, his wife and children and all his Big Wig friends are settling for “own a home, afford a car, put your kids through college and take a modest vacation every year while putting enough away for a comfortable retirement.”

Fat chance that would keep Schumer happy! For starters, he lives in an elegant upper-expensive luxury apartment right on Prospect Park West, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. That is just for starters. Way, way beyond the condescending bromides he is peddling other Americans. SUCKER deal!!

Let’s get back to Chucky and his Times piece …

“Today’s working Americans and the young are justified in having greater doubts about the future than any generation since the Depression. Americans believe they’re getting a raw deal from both the economic and political systems in our country. And they are right. The wealthiest special interests can spend an unlimited, undisclosed amount of money to influence elections and protect their special deals in Washington. As a result, our system favors short-term gains for shareholders instead of long-term benefits for workers.”

HELLO! Schumer is talking about himself and his buddies ..

“The wealthiest special interests can spend an unlimited, undisclosed amount of money to influence elections and protect their special deals in Washington. As a result, our system favors short-term gains for shareholders instead of long-term benefits for workers.”

Chuck is the BEST friend of the Wall Street barons in Congress and in return they take very, very good care of him and if he ever retires please please, please. They will take even much, much better care of him. NO modest vacations or just comfortable retirement for Chucky. Think dollar signs!

Next Chuck Schumer adds a hidden joke to mock the rest of us …

“And for far too long, government has gone along, tilting the economic playing field in favor of the wealthy and powerful while putting new burdens on the backs of hard-working Americans.” You tell them Chuck!

Then this ….

“Democrats have too often hesitated from taking on those misguided policies directly and unflinchingly — so much so that many Americans don’t know what we stand for. Not after today. Democrats will show the country that we’re the party on the side of working people — and that we stand for three simple things.

Do you think Chuck … “many Americans don’t know what we stand for.”

Well now we will Chuck says …“We stand for three simple things.”

OK, finally SOLUTION time and it will be SIMPLE like Chuck…

ARE YOU READY? Please put on your seat belts. We have no insurance.

Chuck lay it on us YOUR Democrats Plan …

“First, we’re going to increase people’s pay. Second, we’re going to reduce their everyday expenses. And third, we’re going to provide workers with the tools they need for the 21st-century economy.” WOWEE !!

More money, less expenses, better tools. Sign me up Chuck tell us more …

“Over the next several months, Democrats will lay out a series of policies that, if enacted, will make these three things a reality. We’ve already proposed creating jobs with a $1 trillion infrastructure plan; increasing workers’ incomes by lifting the minimum wage to $15; and lowering household costs by providing paid family and sick leave.”

OH NO …. It is nothing but the same ole Democratic BS “repackaged.” But give credit to Chuck it is SIMPLE (minded) just as he promised.

Next Chuck just babbles on incoherently so let me not burden you with it.

Then Chuck writes as he wraps up before we all go to sleep from boredom ..

“In the last two elections, Democrats, including in the Senate, failed to articulate a strong, bold economic program for the middle class and those working hard to get there. We also failed to communicate our values to show that we were on the side of working people, not the special interests. We will not repeat the same mistake. This is the start of a new vision for the party, one strongly supported by House and Senate Democrats.”

Now this was while Chuck Schumer was also one of the most important Democrats in Congress and yes remember him Barack Obama was President. And who about even earlier when Democrats CONTROLLED Congress and the Presidency all at the same time. Could have done anything.

Forget about the past says Chuck he has been REBORN a NEW Democrat.

Next Chuck gets too truthful for his own elite good he should have had a  better editor cutting out what he says next as he concludes with …

“Our better deal is not about expanding the government, or moving our party in one direction or another along the political spectrum. Nor is it about tearing down government agencies that work, that effectively protect consumers and promote the health and well-being of the country. It’s about reorienting government to work on behalf of people and families.”

THAT’S RIGHT … NO meaningful change at all! Chuck and his so called Democrat leaders  are really just offering more of the same.

That my fellow Americans is Chuck’s “better deal for Americans.”

DON’T BUY IT … Chuck’s EMPTY shopping cart. RUN from Chuck!

Arthur-Piccolo-ObamasAmericaEDITOR’S NOTE: About The Writer: Arthur Piccolo is a professional writer and commentator and often writes about Latin America for New Americas.