Sen. Schumer, Sen. Gillibrand, and Rep. Reed on the Iran Nuclear Arms Deal

The proposed Iran nuclear deal is complex and controversial.

There are questions if Congress will approve of the deal or not. Speaker of the House John Boehner even invited  brought Israeli leader Netanyahu to talk to Congress about why the plan was terrible, of course, while the negotiations were still in session. Forty-seven Senators sent a letter to Iran negotiators undermining  the President and the negotiating team by reminding them that any deal could be reversed by the next president, “with the stroke of a pen.” .

If the deal is not approved, there is no limits placed on Iran’s nuclear programs.

Today’s Olean Times Herald had an article reporting on how our three representatives to ShumerGillibrandCongress, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Representative Reed, have reacted to their duty considering their vote on approving  or disapproving this important legislation.

To summarize:

Senator Schumer is planning to “go through this agreement with a fine‑tooth comb, speak with administration officials and hear from experts on all sides.”

Senator Gillibrand is feels, “it is Congress’ duty to look long and hard at the details. I want to read all of the details, especially on the verification components, before making a determination whether this is a good deal.”

Representative Reed’s plan is to, “listen to our friends and neighbors across Upstate New York, and want to hear their thoughts on the president’s agreement.”

Reading the rest of the article gave me the impression that Reed has already made up his mind.

Dear Rep. Reed,

I hate to burst your bubble, but your friends and neighbors of the NY 23rd are not experts in  nuclear arms developmental and possible future actions if this deal is approved or not.

We are hard working people trying to do their best to raise their families in these difficult times. We elected you to go to Washington to do the research, ask experts from both sides and make open-minded decisions on important issues.

We get our information from national news outlets, which normally don’t give a lot of detailed information to make major decisions that will affect world history.

I tend to lean one way on this topic, but I have friends who are anti-Obama everything who will be happy to give you their opinions.

Your plan sounds more like a reason to shmooze with the voters than serious political discourse. May I advise you to follow Senators Schumer and Gillibrand’s lead and read all you can find on the subject and ask experts on both sides of the argument?

In September, 2013, Rep. Reed listened to the constituents of the NY 23rd Congressional District  about Syria. He went back to DC and what did congress do? Nothing.

In February of this year, Rep. Reed listened to the constituents of the NY 23rd Congressional District about ISIS . He went back to DC and what did congress do? Nothing.

John Plumb, the announced 2016 candidate against Rep. Reed, has the military and Defense Department background that would be a great asset not only the NY23rd, but Congress as well. He didn’t get to be the Director of Defense Policy and Strategy on the National Security Council by being a “Yes Man” and following the party line. He is a knowledgable leader. 

Maybe Rep. Reed should ask John Plumb what he thinks of the Iran nuclear deal.

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Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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12 Responses to Sen. Schumer, Sen. Gillibrand, and Rep. Reed on the Iran Nuclear Arms Deal

  1. josephurban says:

    You it the ball out of the park. If all a “representative” wants to do is take polls he should stay out of politics. Any idiot can simply follow what the latest poll says. Politics is the art of compromise, based on research, logic and the understanding of what is possible at the moment. Reed is in way over his head.

  2. josephurban says:

    Actually you “hit” the ball, not “it” the ball.

  3. Anne says:

    I got a mailing from Reed’s office once asking us whether we had any ideas on how to create jobs in the area and, if so, to please send them along. I think it’s safe to say we have a “representative” who’s grossly unqualified for the office he holds.

  4. whungerford says:

    Tom Reed claims to believe that government can’t create jobs; he wrote that in a town hall handout. I got a fundraising letter from Jeb, who doesn’t want to be known as Jeb Bush. Jeb writes that he laid-off 13,000 workers in Florida to create jobs. Really, Jeb? Jeb goes on to say that workers create jobs by working hard. Paul Krugman wrote that studies show that raising the minimum wage creates jobs, but surely Tom and Jeb know that can’t be right.

    Jeb, like Tom, writes that he spent “six months listening to citizens across our nation,” hearing “universal frustration with the the inability of this President (presumably President Obama) to work with Congress and his open contempt for our Constitution and individual liberty.” Universal frustration? Really, Jeb? Jeb and Tom, seem deaf to anything they don’t want to hear.

  5. BOB McGILL says:

    YOU ARE NUTS, “John Plumb, the announced 2016 candidate against Rep. Reed, has the military and Defense Department background that would be a great asset not only the NY23rd, but Congress as well. He didn’t get to be the Director of Defense Policy and Strategy on the National Security Council by being a “Yes Man” and following the party line. He is a knowledgable leader. ”
    BS, THE MILITARY IS NOTHING BUT ” YES MEN ” or Obama would have gotten rid of him !

    About 430,000 resultsList Of Military Elite Purged And Fired Under Obama, Compiled By …
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  6. Deb Meeker says:

    I’m hoping Senators Schumer and Gillibrand choose to support the deal or not – on it’s merits – not because they are worried about or beholden to the American Jewish lobby.
    Rep Tom Reed will not consider what anyone says – his “mind” was made up months ago.

  7. pystew says:

    Reed’s campaign Facebook page says: “I am strongly opposed to the Iran deal announced today by President Obama. This agreement will not stop the Iranians from developing a nuclear weapon and exchanges weapons and cash for empty promises.
    Like and share if you agree that this deal is another example of failed White House foreign policy.”

    As of today he had 27 shares.

  8. pystew says:

    Thank you for the articles about our President getting rid of ‘Yes Men’ from our military.The “Yes Men” that you complain about must have been in the Bush regime.

  9. josephurban says:

    Another silly internet fraud. And some folks fell for it. (Like the Obama was born in Kenya laugher) There were 9 high ranking military canned by Obama for public drunkenness, illegal activities around gambling, assaulting women and dereliction of duty resulting in the death of servicemen. That is true. That is why he is called the “Commander-in Chief”. It is his job to oversea the military and weed out the few bad apples. To suggest that out of the thousands of officers the weeding out of a few is a “purge” is, of course, just another right wing blog silly. There are SO many of them. How does one keep up?

  10. Deb Meeker says:

    Bob seems *almost* as anxious to denigrate the new candidate as Tom Reed. I wonder what could be so scary about John Plumb to them?

  11. josephurban says:

    He went to college! He understands science! He has a record of public service, not self-service! All the things the modern GOP seems to hate.

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