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.
- 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.
People should keep these matters in mind when they vote.
© William Hungerford – October 2014