Who cares about #ny23?

term limitsTom Reed says he cares; Martha Robertson says she cares. But do voters care?

 

 

It appears that the voters have discounted the following:

  • Reed’s business practices.
  • Reed’s disreputable midnight swim.
  • Reed’s late tax payments.
  • Reed’s performance in office.
  • Reed’s vote against keeping the government funded.

About the above and many similar matters, voters don’t seem to care.

But what about these? Have they been discounted as well?

  • Reed’s hostility toward Social Security–he would cut benefits at least for future retirees.
  • Reed’s support for fracking and his disregard of environmental issues.
  • Reed’s denial of climate change.
  • Reed’s lack of sympathy for women’s rights.
  • Reed’s indifference to poverty in NY-23.
  • time for changeReed’s lack of concern for firearm violence.
  • Reed’s indifference to student loan debt.
  • Reed’s lack of support for fair wages and a living minimum wage.
  • Reed’s favoritism for the wealthy, disdain for those with low incomes.
  • Reed’s overwhelming support by special interests.

People should keep these matters in mind when they vote.

© William Hungerford – October 2014

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8 Responses to Who cares about #ny23?

  1. Anne says:

    Of all of Reed’s personal–not policy–transgressions while in office the one that still troubles me the most is the phony ballot petition caper. That a person who is a lawmaker, and charged with upholding the Constitution, would try an end-run around election law–and then lie about it–ought to be enough to give anyone who’s thinking of voting for him pause. (I think it ought to have put him under investigation, at the very least.) A person who is willing to break the law in order to maintain his position of power is a person who will be willing to do anything; a person who lies about it (and about all of the other things he’s lied about) will lie about anything. Is this really who we want representing us in DC? Is this the face we want to put in office for the rest of the country to see? Rhetorical questions, of course.

  2. whungerford says:

    That’s a good one that I forgot to mention. Reed stonewalls, Aaron Keister drops out of sight, authorities take no action, and the voters seem not to care. It clearly belongs in the discounted list.

  3. solodm says:

    These are very telling aren’t they. Something I also find interesting, is the way Tom Reed practically stood on his head, gargling peanutbutter to grandstand at the IRS hearings. We were all promised answers to the “Who What Where and Why” of the IRS debacle that Reed found so very “Offensive”, and perhaps “going all the way to the top”. For many months, Reed and others dragged on obvious attempts to get their gotcha’ moment – but all failed miserably. Millions of taxpayers dollars, time wasted that could have produced worthwhile legislation – all wasted. The GOP ( including Reed I’m sure) raised lots of money from their fans for this grandstanding farce. Now, it’s over – POOF. No one cares, and no one is demanding answers from their idols.

  4. BOB McGILL says:

    ” In 2013, the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealed that it had selected political groups applying for tax-exempt status for intensive scrutiny based on their names or political themes. This led to wide condemnation of the agency and triggered several investigations, including a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal probe ordered by United States Attorney General Eric Holder ”
    ‘Senate[38] and House[39] Democrats in early 2012 continued to press the IRS to investigate abuses of 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status by organizations engaged in political activity. In a February 2012 letter to then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, several Democratic senators led by Senator Chuck Schumer wrote, “We urge you to protect legitimate section 501(c)(4) entities by preventing non-conforming organizations that are focused on federal election activities from abusing the tax code.”[40] The senators also urged the IRS to issue new rules to prevent this type of abuse.[41] In a follow-up letter sent in March 2012, the senators asked the IRS to clearly define the amount of political activity that is permissible for “social welfare” groups under 501(c)(4) rules,”

  5. BOB McGILL says:

    ” But what about these? Have they been discounted as well?

    ■Reed’s hostility toward Social Security–he would cut benefits at least for future retirees.
    ■Reed’s support for fracking and his disregard of environmental issues.
    ■Reed’s denial of climate change.
    ■Reed’s lack of sympathy for women’s rights.
    ■Reed’s indifference to poverty in NY-23.
    ■Reed’s lack of concern for firearm violence.
    ■Reed’s indifference to student loan debt.
    ■Reed’s lack of support for fair wages and a living minimum wage.
    ■Reed’s favoritism for the wealthy, disdain for those with low incomes.
    ■Reed’s overwhelming support by special interests

    unfounded accusations, just the democrats trying to twist the truth, but it isn’t working 🙂

  6. whungerford says:

    While Congress voted or failed to vote many times, very few of these votes have even been discussed. Even the most prominent–voting against funding the government–may have been discounted. Likewise Reed’s grandstanding has mostly escaped notice.

  7. whungerford says:

    What planet are you from, Bob?

  8. Anne says:

    The Bob planet, where up is down and in is out and we don’t need no stinkin’ facts.

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