Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tea Party’s Benghazi Claims Undercut

The Tea Party is in a dither again — this time over an epic piece of New York Times journalism that undercuts the Tea Party Benghazi narrative. The Tea Party would have us believe that the September 2012 attack on … Continue reading

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Newspapers of the NY23rd, a new feature.

Recently a new item was added to our Home Page, “Newspapers of the NY 23rd”, which contains links to many newspapers in our district. It can be found just under the winter scene picture. Why? Our district is large; it … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Actions Do Not Match His Rhetoric

During the lead up to the government shut-down our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed introduced a House Resolution, H. Res. 368, which “ensures there’s no special treatment for Congress under the president’s health care law.” The “Special Treatment” which Rep. Reed … Continue reading

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Inequality About to Get Worse

On Saturday, emergency unemployment benefits for 1.3 million American workers come to an end. The program has provided up to 47 weeks of supplemental unemployment insurance since 2008, when the economy nearly collapsed under the George W. Bush administration. According … Continue reading

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Why gross inequality is harmful in itself

Originally posted on Phil Ebersole's Blog:
I am not bothered by the fact that there are people in the world who have a lot more riches than I do.  I’m amused, not resentful, that John McCain couldn’t remember how…

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The GOP’s 2013 Christmas Gifts to the Poor

Originally posted on The Progressive Cynic:
© Josh Sager – December 2013 Tomorrow morning, millions of Americans will wake up early in order to go downstairs and open their Christmas presents. It will be a great morning for many of…

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Dear Governor Cuomo,

Dear Governor Cuomo, I wish to commend you for your fine efforts in slowing the advance of hydrofracting for natural gas in the New York State Finger Lakes. I am pleased that you are taking the time to thoroughly evaluate … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Jerusalem Town Hall Meeting, December 18, 2013

On Wednesday night, December 18, Rep. Tom Reed had a Town Hall meeting at the Jerusalem (Yates County) Town Hall. Despite it was snowing, hard at times, there was about 40 in attendance. There was going to be a Town … Continue reading

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Working Families Flexibility Act a Threat to Time and a Half in NY23rd

Let’s take a look at the Working Families Flexibility Act (HR 1406), which caused a kerfuffle at Rep. Reed’s town hall in Elmira. This bill, which passed the House last May — with Rep. Reed’s support — is strongly opposed … Continue reading

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Townhall meeting in West Elmira, Dec. 19, 2013

I attended the West Elmira meeting on December 19.  It was set up in a small courtroom with about 20 chairs.  About 50 attended.  They brought in more chairs, but some had to stand outside.  Rep. Reed arrived at the last minute. Little … Continue reading

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