I am calling on Gov. Cuomo to reverse his ill-conceived fracking ban that infringes on constitutionally protected property rights. If the Obama administration and even California Gov. Jerry Brown can side with farmers and landowners, now is the time to undo such a damaging and job-killing policy.–Rep. Tom Reed
Could Tom Reed be thinking of running for Governor of New York? A constant critic of Governor Cuomo, Tom has taken great interest in NYS politics recently.
On Gov. Cuomo’s 2015 State of the State message:
Besides the lack of good economic news for the region, I was further disappointed that there was no mention of repealing other Cuomo dictates such as the Safe Act, which attacks our Second Amendment rights or Common Core, which destroys local control of our schools. It is not fair we are denied these rights.
On education, Tom wrote:
President Lincoln said, “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” Obviously Governor Cuomo and other proponents of Common Core have this backward. I oppose Common Core because I care about our children and I believe that a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach to education is NOT the answer.
On fracking, this …
Spurred by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, known more commonly as “fracking,” Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., is proposing a bill that would let landowners who have seen the value of their property plummet seek payment.
Evolving regulations covering fracking on federal lands prove the process can be done safely, and should push New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to revisit his decision to ban the practice.
As Governor, Tom could try to repeal the NYS SAFE Act, rescind the ban on fracking, and abolish common core. Perhaps he would run with Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss who has expressed an interest in another run for statewide office. Moss says that he will back candidates
who are interested in reducing taxes, creating jobs by producing a friendlier business atmosphere, opposing infringements on our 2nd Amendment rights, as well as bringing meaningful ethics reform to Albany.
Tom would seem to fit part of that bill.
© William Hungerford – March 2015