Author Archives: pystew

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.

Rep. Reed’s Conflicting Syrian Refugee Comments

An audience member at Rep. Reed’s Saturday, November 14  Town Hall Meeting in Phelps presented him with the following (inaccurate) information: “The President went on record saying he wants to bring in 200,000 Syrian refugees. There was a diplomatic passport found … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s comments on Income Tax Reform

Income Tax Reform was a topic of discussion at Rep. Reed’s Town Hall Meeting in Phelps (Ontario County) on Saturday, November 14. One of the members of the audience of a dozen was an area doctor, who I have seen before … Continue reading

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Looking to 2016 what Steuben County taught us on this Election Day

The following article was written by our good friend, Anonymously. I can tell you that Mr. or Ms Anonymously is a resident of the NY 23rd and is not an elected figure and has never been a candidate. If others … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Survey Questions Analyzed

I recently received the 2015 Official U.S. Government Survey from Rep. Reed’s office.  We were told that “your responses are necessary to help guide federal policy.” These issues are complex; many questions give simplified descriptions that do not inform the … Continue reading

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The 2016 House Calendar: No Wonder Congress isn’t working

2014 Calendar, 2013 Calendar Our House representatives are scheduled to be in the District of Columbus doing the “People’s Work” on 110 days next year. The Washington Examiner states, “House sets shorter 2016 calendar to prep for election“. The Huffington … Continue reading

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The Truth about Social Security’s Treasury Bonds

“The government has lied to you and they have stolen from you. They told you that your Social Security money is in a trust fund. All that’s in that trust fund is a pile of IOUs for money they spent … Continue reading

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How does the new Budget Deal affect Social Security?

On Monday (October 26) evening news leaked out about the tentative Federal Budget/Deb Ceiling agreement. Rachael Maddow reported that the rumors of the deal had been trickling in, but nothing was confirmed.  The New York Times used congressional aides as sources. Finally, … Continue reading

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