Dem Leader Chuck Schumer Given ‘Porker of the Year’ Award from Gov Waste Watchdog


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) was awarded the title of 2016 Porker of the Year after he pulled away from five fellow wasteful congressman in a poll conducted by Citizens Against Government Waste, a government spending watchdog group.

Schumer was highlighted by the group for his work on supporting the policy of making "debt free" college for all college students.

"The top spot goes to Sen. Chuck Schumer, for his complete lack of understanding of the student loan bubble and promoting policies that would worsen the current crisis," wrote CAGW in a release. "That is why taxpayers named him the 2016 Porker of the Year."

The group says that Schumer's proposed legislation would "exacerbate rather than resolve the student loan crisis."

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