Monthly Archives: November 2015

Rep. Reed Ignores John Plumb’s Military Service

Rep. Tom Reed has created an attack ad against his only announced opponent, John Plumb who grew up in Randolph (Cattaraugus  County), and has posted it on the Internet. Reed’s early political ads have historically been aimed to negatively define his opponent … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Conflicting Syrian Refugee Comments

An audience member at Rep. Reed’s Saturday, November 14  Town Hall Meeting in Phelps presented him with the following (inaccurate) information: “The President went on record saying he wants to bring in 200,000 Syrian refugees. There was a diplomatic passport found … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s comments on Income Tax Reform

Income Tax Reform was a topic of discussion at Rep. Reed’s Town Hall Meeting in Phelps (Ontario County) on Saturday, November 14. One of the members of the audience of a dozen was an area doctor, who I have seen before … Continue reading

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Looking to 2016 what Steuben County taught us on this Election Day

The following article was written by our good friend, Anonymously. I can tell you that Mr. or Ms Anonymously is a resident of the NY 23rd and is not an elected figure and has never been a candidate. If others … Continue reading

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Why not Mitt?

Slow and steady wins the race. — Aesop In spite of his perhaps ill-advised turn to the right, Mitt Romney didn’t do badly in 2012. Republicans seeking a viable candidate might do well to give him another chance: Mitt is … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Survey Questions Analyzed

I recently received the 2015 Official U.S. Government Survey from Rep. Reed’s office.  We were told that “your responses are necessary to help guide federal policy.” These issues are complex; many questions give simplified descriptions that do not inform the … Continue reading

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Government integrity by State

Government integrity An investigation of integrity of State governments found only three states (Alaska, California, Connecticut) with grades higher than D+; eleven States (22%) flunked. Here is the naughty list: Maine Michigan South Dakota Oklahoma Louisiana Nevada Oregon Wyoming Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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The 2016 House Calendar: No Wonder Congress isn’t working

2014 Calendar, 2013 Calendar Our House representatives are scheduled to be in the District of Columbus doing the “People’s Work” on 110 days next year. The Washington Examiner states, “House sets shorter 2016 calendar to prep for election“. The Huffington … Continue reading

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The Truth about Social Security’s Treasury Bonds

“The government has lied to you and they have stolen from you. They told you that your Social Security money is in a trust fund. All that’s in that trust fund is a pile of IOUs for money they spent … Continue reading

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Budget agreement served both party’s interest

In bringing the bipartisan compromise budget agreement to a vote and passage, Republicans and Democrats put the government on autopilot for a year freeing members of Congress to campaign for reelection without distraction. If one thought anything useful might have … Continue reading

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