Monthly Archives: February 2015

How not to govern

How to play a loosing game at politics: Republicans set themselves up for a fall when they refused to include Homeland Security funding in the CRomnibus budget bill. With short term funding running out, they passed a bitter partisan bill, … Continue reading

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Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Education

Kevin McCarthy, writing in National Review February 25, 2015, discusses HR-5, Republican Education Reform:   It’s not easy for the average family to ensure that their child receives a quality education. And the federal government is not making it any … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Support to Amend the SAFE Act?

The most viewed article on the New NY 23rd has been  Repeal the SAFE Act—More Hype than Bite?, It has been viewed 685 times since it was posted on February 18, 2014. The point of the article was that there … Continue reading

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Get Politically Active: What’s Wrong With Compensating Landowners for their Shale Gas?

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“What is considered a disability?” asked Rep. Reed.

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Our American Values

…mostly we are dealing firmly held opinions masquerading as fact.–Mary Beard What are our American values? I suggest these: Honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay Fair elections Free quality education for all children A dignified retirement for seniors … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Penn Yan Town Hall Meeting, February 20, 2015

“Follow up to our phone conversation. Confirming that Tom Reed has reserved the village board room from 5 pm – 6:30 pm on Feb. 20th for a public town hall meeting to discuss issues of the day (FYI we will be … Continue reading

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Get Politically Active: LTE: Rep. Reed’s Social Security Proposal

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Owego townhall meeting Feb. 19, 2015

New NY 23rd reader Patricia Bence provided this report on Tom Reed’s Owego meeting. With a wind chill approaching 20 degrees below zero around 50 people attended a meeting with Congressman Tom Reed at the Tioga County Office building on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Get Politically Active: Social Security Tax Rates

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