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About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.

Robertson’s Funding Report Shows a Grass-Roots Advantage

It doesn’t take long to realize money plays a pivotal part in today’s political campaigns. Federal campaigns are required to report their funding records with the Federal Election Commissions every three months. The last report was due July 15; it recorded the campaign … Continue reading

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Astorino & Reed: Politicians or Statesmen on Fracking Issues?

The  following article was written by Bette Ek, a member of Citizen Action of the Southern Tier. You might read it in a district newspaper since  the author has sent some a copy. It is printed here with permission of … Continue reading

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AAUW vs. Rep. Tom Reed

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a well respected organization whose mission is: Advancing equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. They list their issues as Advocacy, Campus, Career and Workplace, Community, Education, Leadership … Continue reading

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National Debt is Different than Credit Card Debt

The following article was written by Dolores Saltzman of Ithaca and was originally printed in the Ithaca Journal. We reprinted it with the permission of Ms. Saltzman National debt is different than credit card debt. Data show that about one-third of … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood vs. Rep. Tom Reed

The “War On Women” was a rallying cry during the 2012 Campaign which focused on the Republican Party policies which were collectively seen as an assault on Women’s Rights. The Democrats pointed to the GOP’s legislation in the areas of violence … Continue reading

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Blueprint for a Bipartisan Government

Former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker (R), Tom Daschle (D), Bob Dole (R) and George Mitchell (D) started the Bipartisan Policy Center, a non-profit organization, in 2007. It is the only Washington-based think tank that “actively promotes bipartisanship.”  In 2013 the … Continue reading

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Perks, Oversea Jobs and Increased Taxes for Middle Class & Seniors

  Martha Robertson released the following statement on Rep. Reed’s record of “looking out for himself rather than the people of the 23rd District.” She mentions his votes to extend taxpayer supported perks, votes that shift benefits to those who … Continue reading

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“IRS Targeting Gate’s” Lost Emails–What is Really Known?

In May, 2013, it was reported that the IRS scrutinized targeted conservative groups who had applied for 501C4 tax-exempt status more than other groups. Rep. Tom Reed had a series of Town Hall meetings scheduled for the Saturday just after the news … Continue reading

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Koch Brothers in Film and Books

The Koch Brothers have been quietly involved with changing the direction of our governmental system for the pass four or five decades. Americans are just beginning to recognize their names, and most of us are unfamiliar with the impact they … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed Plays Political Games with VA Hospitals

Last May’s problems at the Nation’s Veteran Hospitals shocked the nation. The news of covered up delay of services and falsified records troubled Americans, especially when we learned that deaths could have been attributed to those delays. Although the President … Continue reading

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