Rep. Tom Reed–more and more liberal and progressive

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Tom Reed–more liberal day by day.

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

 

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2 Responses to Rep. Tom Reed–more and more liberal and progressive

  1. josephurban says:

    I knew it would happen. Mr Reed has finally looked at what is good for regular Americans and decided to abandon his previous “make Obama fail” voting pattern. He is no longer a yes man for the Tea Party and the gas/oil industry. A champion of the poor, the worker and the elderly ! He has become a “communist-socialist-liberal”. Hell has frozen over.

  2. Deb Meeker says:

    I’ll have to look and see how many (if any) of the common sense bills Tom Reed has supported over the last 6 months are known to be those going nowhere in the US House. Speaker Boehner has kept most of the moderate to liberal bills from even being voted on.
    Is it more likely that Reed has flipped over to reason or, that he knows he’ll never have to deal with the result of his newfound liberalism?

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