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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.

Be Aware: Rep. Reed Creates his own Social Security Facts!

Senator David Patrick Moynihan once wrote, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Rep. Reed released a  Statement on President Obama’s  2015 State of the  Union speech. The following is his comment about Social Security. “I heard … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s “Renaissance Moment” Reviewed

The following article was written for the New NY 23rd by Anne Markel, a friend of this blog. It is posted with her permission. In his latest Facebook posts, Tom Reed’s repeated use of a certain new hashtag tells us … Continue reading

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Cuomo to Turn Southern Tier “Green & Clean”

During the State of the State speech, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared “New York State is  establishing itself as a national leader in homegrown clean energy innovation and investment“. Then he proposed that the NYS Budget includes $20 million to be earmarked … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed vs Disabled Workers-Looking at the Facts & the Rhetoric

Rep. Tom Reed has proposed an amendment to the House Rules that will limit the way Congress funds the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. SSDI is expected to have 81% of the funds it needs to fulfill their legal … Continue reading

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Conservatives Are Learning About Being Careful Of What You Wish For

Originally posted on Norbrook's Blog:
Over the past several years, I’ve had to listen to conservatives talk about “job killing environmental regulations” and how we should be doing more exploitation of fossil fuels.  As they put it during the…

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Dynamic Scoring and Trickle Down Economics

“When previous tax cuts are examined econometrically, the impact on economic growth is hard to find.” Mark Thoma, CBS News The first vote the new House of Representatives casted in the 114th Congress requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to “Score” the … Continue reading

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Thriving In One’s Habitat

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Originally posted on Happenings:
By George Payne, The Ghandi Earth Keepers International Director Mohandas K. Gandhi, the man who led India to national independence by using nonviolent civil disobedience, has inspired every major social movement since his assassination in 1948,…

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