Tom Reed’s Awards

Tom likes photo ops, particularly those showing him accepting an award. But what is the justification for the award? That is seldom explained.

farm awardThis one from the Farm Bureau in the midst of the 2014 election campaign. The Farm Bureau forgot to have a flag in the picture, but NFIB made up for that with two.




NFIB award

NFIB is a Koch funded organization that supports big business interests.






us cocU.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” award – awarded to House and Senate Members supportive of pro-economic growth legislation. One wonders what Tom did to deserve this accolade.




reed 60 plusThis was from “60 Plus,” the Koch funded alternative to AARP. The ironic sign at the top speaks for itself.







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2 Responses to Tom Reed’s Awards

  1. solodm says:

    How about an award for Tom called ” The 2014 Bush Shock and Awe Award” – goes to the legislator who can hoodwink the most constituents in his district into thinking he’s doing something good, while picking their pockets into poverty?


  2. whungerford says:

    Tom likes to show himself receiving awards, often from partisan organizations for dubious reasons. On March 12 Tom touted his “Spirit of Enterprise” award. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce did present the award to 206 members of the House of Representatives, nearly all Republicans. Tom’s claim to be a “bipartisan hero” is based on the fact that he voted for two budget bills: one arguably bipartisan, the other — the Ryan budget — definitely not. He accepted an award for this too.


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