20 Jun 2009 Chuck Schumer’s Hypocrisies
Climate Depot unveils two shocking examples of hypocrisy by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) when it reports that global warming zealot Schumer is seeking federal aid for New York farmers because below-average temperatures are affecting crop yields.
That’s my opinion, anyway.
Hypocrisy #1: Schumer has been co-sponsoring climate legislation that would have immense negative economic effects on the American public, supposedly in the interest of preventing global warming. So now he wants to hit up the taxpayers because it’s too cold?
Hypocrisy #2: To hear him tell it, Schumer is extremely worried about farmers in New York who lost crops due to below-average temperatures. Federal funds are needed, he says, to mitigate the damage of nature: “We must provide immediate assistance after the unusually low temperatures that destroyed… crops and profits for the season.”
But does Schumer do anything when federal laws — federal laws he supports, such as the Endangered Species Act — restrict vital water to farmers in the San Joaquin Valley, causing what one California Congressman, Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D), called a “Dust Bowl migration,” as thousands of families are moving away from his district, thanks to unemployment nearing 50 percent in some communities.
Schumer calls upon the federal government to act immediately when nature hurts the farmers of his state, but when policies he ardently supportS hurt the farmers of California, he just doesn’t care.