Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tom Reed’s contradictions

“We care about our senior citizens and those living on fixed incomes.  That is why we have repeatedly called for a review of the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment formula. It needs to be modified to reflect the realities … Continue reading

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Parsing Tom Reed’s opinion

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” I continue to support Donald Trump as an outsider who will shake up D.C.–Tom Reed What … Continue reading

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TMDL or Trivia Time at the Debate

The following is my recollection of the question and response at the October 28 Plumb-Reed debate. I do not have a transcript or a recording of the debate. Near the end of Friday’s John Plumb-Tom Reed debate, the candidates had the … Continue reading

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Do regulations kill jobs?

The costs of compliance with all these regulations lead(s) to higher consumer prices and reduced hiring.–Tom Reed Do regulations prevent employers from hiring workers? Trump says so, Ryan says so, and Tom Reed says so, but none of them present … Continue reading

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Sen. Tom O’Mara & Rep. Chris Friend’s Legacies

This article was written by Ruth S. Young of Horseheads. Some newspapers would not print it because of its length. Senator O’Mara says the southern tier has a strong foundation upon which to build. Chemung County is at the bottom … Continue reading

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Plumb’s Position Papers: Updated

This article first described Plump’s first four position papers, on ISIS, Opioids, Jobs, and the Veterans. The fifth, and last, appeared–How to fix our political system. I’ve edited the original article a bit, and added new information. If Plumb enters … Continue reading

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Public Service As An Expression of an Authentic Self

This article, which focuses on  NYS Senate candidate Leslie Banks Burke (Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates & part of Tompkins Counties) was submitted by Lee Marcus, friend of the New NY 23rd. Lee is a writer who lives in Arkport.   … Continue reading

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Plumb’s (Opioids, Jobs, ISIS, & Veterans) Position Papers

John Plumb, between being on the campaign trail meeting the people of the NY23rd and raising campaign funds, and meting his Naval Reserves responsibilities, has been crystalizing his priorities and values and is producing a series of position papers on the … Continue reading

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November 8 General Election Sample Ballots & Down Ballot Candidates

Many people like to see their ballot before they vote. Each township, or Village, or City in each County could have a unique ballot. Or their could be one ballot for the whole county. As of today, the following counties … Continue reading

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Donald Trump does not represent Southern Tier Values

This article was written by  Russell Tocqueville, a friend of the New NY23rd, and a long time Southern Tier resident. Having grown up and spent most of my life in the Southern Tier among friends and family, I can first hand … Continue reading

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