Monthly Archives: October 2015

Tom Reed’s fancy footwork on SS Disability

How quickly Tom’s position can change. Jan 5, 2015 Tom Reed Press Release: Congressman Tom Reed announced today that he is joining Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) as a co-sponsor of an amendment to proposed House rules for the 114th Congress. … Continue reading

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How does the new Budget Deal affect Social Security?

On Monday (October 26) evening news leaked out about the tentative Federal Budget/Deb Ceiling agreement. Rachael Maddow reported that the rumors of the deal had been trickling in, but nothing was confirmed.  The New York Times used congressional aides as sources. Finally, … Continue reading

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Rep. Amash on the budget

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), a Freedom Caucus member, writes: today, the House Freedom Caucus issued the following statement: The latest budget deal continues the sad pattern of the past five years: a fiscal monstrosity gets negotiated in secret with Obama, … Continue reading

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Another Debt Ceiling Crisis in November?

 Money Cashers (.com) explains that “the debt ceiling restricts the Government from paying the bills or costs for programs which have been legally authorized by Congress.” Before 2011, Congress understood the negative consequences if they did not routinely pass legislation that would … Continue reading

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Debt limit law

When we try to curb the surges of unchanging human nature or to quench a conflagration with an act of legislature … we are every bit as foolish, as I’ll prove to any jury, as those enterprising beavers when they … Continue reading

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SAFE Act approved by Federal Court of Appeals–What’s Next?

On Monday (10/19/15), the Second Circuit Court of Appeals released their opinion on the constitutionality of the New York State “SAFE Act” and Connecticut’s “Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Act”. The Court upheld lower courts’ decisions that New York’s … Continue reading

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Should NYS hold a Constitutional Convention?

I heard a discussion of a possible NYS constitutional convention on Sunday, Oct. 18, on The Capitol Connection on WSKG radio. Two political scientists, host Dr. Alan Chartock and guest Dr. Gerald Benjamin, debated the question of a constitutional convention. Dr. … Continue reading

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Mark Your 2016 Political Calendar

We will have a lot of opportunity to influence our Local, State, and Federal Governments next year. There will be three separate primary elections along with the National General Election. Throw in School Budget and Board votes and possible village … Continue reading

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What are the GOP’s concerns?

What are the GOP’s concerns? Here are some things that they seem unconcerned about: Climate change Environmental pollution Economic collapse Government shutdown Default Unemployment Underfunded schools Disabled persons’ plight Poverty Drought Oligarchy ISIS Deteriorating infrastructure Domestic Terrorism Mass murder War … Continue reading

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Current Political Myths

Does anyone believe that a fox looking up at grapes once remarked that they must be sour? I doubt it; that story is a myth. We have much repeated political myths today that are equally silly. Did anyone really believe … Continue reading

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