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"Their view is 'I made all my money all by myself how dare your government put its fingers on any of that money.'"
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) had a few sarcastic words for the "small handful of very, very, very wealthy people" he said are blocking the proposed Democratic jobs bill with their "control" over Republican senators.
Schumer made his comments in Washington, D.C. Wednesday in front of a group of firefighters, many wearing yellow International Association of Fire Fighters T-shirts. Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin also attended the event, according to The Hill.
"The only thing standing in the way between us and this worthy legislation is a small handful of very, very, very wealthy people," Schumer. "Not all wealthy people, because as Joe Biden said, I believe most people who make over a million dollars know this is the right thing to do."
"It's a small number who are very greedy," Schumer said. Adopting a mocking tone, he added: "Their view is 'I made all my money all by myself how dare your government put its fingers on any of that money.'"
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