Monthly Archives: July 2015

The best reason for rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement

The best reason for rejecting the (Iran) agreement is to rebuke Obama’s long record of aggressive disdain for Congress — recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess, rewriting and circumventing statutes, etc. Obama’s intellectual pedigree runs to Woodrow … Continue reading

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Photonics Institute

I care about the people across the region and it’s only fair that we work to create quality, family-sustaining jobs, right here at home.–Tom Reed. I generally support the proposal for a Photonics Institute in Western NY, but I am … Continue reading

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Mental Illness, Background Checks, and Social Security

President Obama, according to a July 18 Los Angeles Times article, is pushing to extend gun background checks to Social Security. The article describes the  National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) which was mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act … Continue reading

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Low wages are no accident

I urge our lawmakers to consider the consequences of the recommended action (wage increase for fast-food workers) and to address the larger issue of a living wage for all New Yorkers — in particular, those working in human services supporting … Continue reading

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What Tom reports and what he keeps to himself

In his weekly e-mail Tom: Remembered those who lost their lives in defense of our country at Chattanooga last week. Pans the Iran deal. Reminds us he seeks to protect our fundamental rights regarding property ownership. Declares victory for Western … Continue reading

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Burning Coal

The House labored and passed H. R. 1734,  “Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015,” on a party line vote. Here is the Administrations view: The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 1734, because it would undermine the protection of public health … Continue reading

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Jeb’s Fundraising Letter

I am a compassionate conservative.–GWB A politician likes to leave blanks in a fundraising letter leaving the reader to fill in the missing details. Here are some examples from Jeb’s recent letter: Leadership. That is what is sorely missing in … Continue reading

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