Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tom Reed in West Elmira Jan. 31, 2015

Forcing government to behave Tom Reed spoke to about 20 people at the Elmira Town Hall on Jan. 31, 2015; seven wore AARP shirts. Here are some notes I took during the meeting. Tom’s monologue: Defense of Property NYS fracking … Continue reading

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Property rights vs. human rights

..nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.–Fifth Amendment …nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law…–Fourteenth Amendment As with the Second Amendment, some would read only … Continue reading

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Presidential election prediction

In his column in the Elmira Star-Gazette on January 28, Dana Millbank suggests a rule for predicting the results of presidential elections. He writes: “The party of the incumbent president will win an election if the Conference Board’s consumer confidence … Continue reading

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Be Aware: Rep. Reed Creates his own Social Security Facts!

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once wrote, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Rep. Reed released a  Statement on President Obama’s  2015 State of the  Union speech. The following is his comment about Social Security. “I heard … Continue reading

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Helping Working Families with Young Children Afford Child Care

“In today’s economy, when having both parents in the workforce is an economic necessity for many families, we need affordable, high-quality childcare more than ever. It’s not a nice-to-have — it’s a must-have. So it’s time we stop treating childcare … Continue reading

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GOP Candidates

A Republican nominee should “lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles.”–Jeb Bush What a cast of characters! Every view is represented: Jeb and Mitt for the establishment, Ben Carson the doctor, Ted Cruz the radical, Carly … Continue reading

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Senator Mike Lee in Iowa

“It’s the economy, stupid”–attributed to James Carville In the the The Atlantic, Peter Beinhart writes: If you look closely at the current crop of Republican candidates, you can see the beginnings of a similar (to the 2000 campaign) fracturing of … Continue reading

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