Monthly Archives: October 2017

The trouble with large numbers

With our budget vote I am standing with the 99 percent who will see a tax break with a compromise on the state and local tax deduction. The hardworking people I’m standing with deserve more money in their paychecks and … Continue reading

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Who demands tax reform?

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.–John F. Kennedy The American people want and deserve a simpler, fairer tax structure.–Rep. Tom Reed (facebook, Oct. 26, 2017) The American people want us to get … Continue reading

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GOP Civil War: Is Reed a McCain or a Bannon Republican?

We have been hearing rumors about the upcoming Republican Civil War for a few years now. The first rumblings came after the Tea Party endorsed candidates in were elected in 2010. We soon realized that the breadth  of the ideological … Continue reading

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Should NYS be forced to be more like Texas or Mississippi?

I do not agree with your vote against the budget resolution. It is not up to the Federal Government or the taxpayers in other states to make up for our irresponsible state government and our smothering state taxation. Seen on … Continue reading

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Do we care about taxes?

With our budget vote I am standing with the 99 percent who will see a tax break with a (possible future) compromise on the state and local tax deduction.–Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY-23) (facebook, Oct. 26, 2017) Eliminating the SALT deduction will … Continue reading

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Politics is hard

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin. —Mark Twain The furor over tax reform is at a boil. Here are some questions with this author’s answers: Are our tax laws fair? Are … Continue reading

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Facebook comments by Tom Reed’s supporters

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.– Will Rogers Defending the Indefensible Tom’s October 24th facebook posts dealt with taxation. Most comments were hostile to Tom’s post, many comments were … Continue reading

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Did Tom Reed write this?

I believe a compromise position regarding the state and local tax deduction is achievable. In fact, I have discussed including a credit for state and local taxes which will ensure a tax cut for the hardworking local property taxpayers of … Continue reading

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NY 23rd Sample Ballots by Counties

My experience as an election inspector, and as a candidate tells me that many voters would like to see the ballot they will be using before they reach the polls. Most counties post their sample ballots on line. As of … Continue reading

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Russia has realized that the internet is a marvelous means for spreading propaganda. Releasing fake news is all that is needed. Without having to recruit and pay many agents, an army of helpful trolls sends and resends the message. This … Continue reading

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