Monthly Archives: April 2013

Debt and Growth: Reed’s Faulty Analysis

Our nation has a “spending problem.” That’s what our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed believes. He said as much in his February 22 email newsletter to constituents. He’s right of course. We do have a spending problem. Our government is spending … Continue reading

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Nullification and Secession

Did you think that nullification and secession were put to rest by the War between the States?  That isn’t necessarily so.  Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a “Second Amendment Protection Act.”  Russell Arben Fox, writing in the “Wichitaw Eagle,” … Continue reading

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“It’s Not Poor People”: A Lesson In Who Actually Matters To Washington

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Last night, after just several days of complaints from flyers—who had to deal with airline delays—the Senate rushed to pass the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013, which give the Federal Aviation Administration the power…

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Rep. Reed responds to Questions

Rep. Reed doesn’t often respond to questions posted on his facebook page, but from time to time he does.  The questions he chooses to answer as well as his responses are interesting. On April 26, a constituent asked why Rep. … Continue reading

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Martha Robertson–Keynote Speaker at Democratic Rural Conference

Martha Robertson Details Economic Development Success and Key Strategies in a Democratic Rural Conference Keynote Speech Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature and 23rd Congressional District Candidate, Robertson Demonstrates Experience and Leadership in Creating Jobs   Dryden, NY – Today (Saturday, April … Continue reading

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Working for Cash

James Surowiecki, in an article in the April 29 “New Yorker,” informs us that retail sales figures suggest that unemployment is lower than reported.  The explanation is that due to the recession many persons may be working for cash avoiding … Continue reading

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Comforting the Comfortable in Washington

President Reagan famously said “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Reagan is a Republican idol, but Republicans were at the forefront in demanding that the sequester they … Continue reading

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