Monthly Archives: May 2015

Rep. Reed Admits His “Property Rights Act” is Unconstitutional!

Rep. Tom Reed’s Big Flats Town Hall Meeting was promoted to be a discussion on his proposed “Defense of Property Rights Act”, as well as other topics.  Rep. Reed started explaining it right after the pledge to the flag, There … Continue reading

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Ode To (Rep) Reed

The following song was sung to Rep. Reed and members of the audience at the Big Flats Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 26. For a MUST SEE Video of the singing of the song , along with Rep. Reed’s quick … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed in Big Flats Tonight!

This article was written by Leslie Danks Burke of Ithaca. She  is an attorney, and sits on the Agriculture subcommittee of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council. Many upstate farmers know that New York’s fracking ban protects agricultural livelihood. … Continue reading

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Privacy and Equality in the Constitution

To get the word male . . . out of the Constitution cost the women of the country fifty-two years of pauseless campaign.–Carrie Chapman Catt Writing in the May 25th issue of The New Yorker, historian Jill Lepore discusses the history of the … Continue reading

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NYS Tax Cap and Public Schools

New York State presently limits the amount a local government (County, City, Town, Village, Special District, Public School, and Public Library)  can raise the Tax Levy between two budgets. The limit is known as  the “2 Percent Tax Cap.” If … Continue reading

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Standardized Testing

Tom Reed claims the EMPOWER (Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources) Act would allow parents to opt-out of annual standardized testing required for their children by No Child Left Behind, such as the assessments aligned with Common Core. … Continue reading

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How easily we are fooled

We cannot compromise the fundamental, constitutionally guaranteed liberties of the American people in the name of national security. After carefully considering this legislation, I believe that this is the starting place to address the injustices that have been levied against … Continue reading

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Saving Social Security

I have many good friends who are retired and many good friends who receive Social Security disability benefits. I am concerned that my good friends might lose their benefits because Social Security is nearly broke, flat, busted, bankrupt. That is … Continue reading

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Did you get your postcard yet?

On May 12, Tom Reed wrote on his facebook page: The postcards to notify constituents of my next town hall meeting are ready to be mailed out. This meeting will take place two weeks from today, on Tuesday, May 26. Did … Continue reading

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Rep. Capuano (D-MA) on Trade

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes about trade. Congress is expected to soon consider several trade agreements and I wanted to take some time this week to share my general thoughts on these upcoming votes. Trade agreements between the United States … Continue reading

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