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 the American people, and provides some restoration to the delicate balance between national security and individual privacy rights.–Rep. Tom Reed
We voters are easily taken in by deceptive politicians. Here are examples.
Rep. Tom Reed on the USA Freedom Act of 2015:
The legislation ends the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk phone record collection under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. This prevents the federal government from collecting large-scale, indiscriminate, information about ordinary Americans through their phone records.
Rep. Amash, the original author of the act, writes:
On May 13, 2015, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 (H.R. 2048) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 338 to 88. We, the undersigned representatives, opposed the measure because its reforms do not adequately or appropriately reform surveillance practices or address privacy concerns.
Why does Rep. Reed ignore his fellow Republican’s concerns which are echoed by GOP Presidential candidate Rand Paul? It seems he seeks to fool us.
On the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, Rep. Reed writes:
Like our Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, this bill will stimulate economic growth, leading to the creation of new industries and hi-tech manufacturing jobs.
The Obama Administration writes:
The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015, which would undermine critical investments in science, technology, and research. The Administration believes that H.R. 1806 would be damaging to the Administration’s actions to move American competitiveness, innovation, and job growth forward through a world-leading science, technology, and innovation enterprise.
Why does Rep. Reed ignore the Obama Administrations view? It seems he seeks to fool us.
On Social Security, specifically Social Security Disability Insurance, Tom professes great concern for the disabled, yet he rushed to forestall needed funding. Evidently he expects we can be easily fooled by what he says, ignorant of his actions.
On TPP and Fast Track, Tom Reed, taking the GOP misleaders view, tells us that TPP is all good. Readers of New NY 23rd will know that this is a misleading view.
Why are we treated as patsies?