For some reason, Tom Reed has stopped talking about bankruptcy, debt, spending, offsets, and cuts to social programs. His views grow more and more liberal day by day. Who would have guessed it? What next; will he soon start refusing contributions from the Koch brothers and other out-of-state funders?
What has Tom been doing besides enjoying his five week vacation while neglecting the peoples business?
- Promotes sexual assault awareness and prevention.
- Promotes Hospice aka Care First.
- Votes to spend more for veterans health care. (The old Tom said there was no need)
- Says he would raise Social Security benefits for some. (offset?)
- Visits downtown Elmira!
- Visits Cornell in extremely liberal Ithaca!
- Supports Amtrak. (when cars are made in NY23)
- Supports Export-Import bank.
- Voted for transportation funding. (short term)
- Voted for a water bill w/o offset
- Voted more for defense than the Pentagon asked for.
- Cooperates with Democrats. (Gillibrand, Slaughter, Kennedy III)
Will Tom soon advocate immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, banning fracking, responsible firearm regulations. What about family leave, fair pay, affordable health care; will they be next? It seems too good to be true.
© William Hungerford – August 2014