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

nysI 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 Rep. Claudia Tenney’s facebook page Oct. 26, 2017


Does Tom Reed believe NYS should be forced to do what he wants by Federal Legislation? There is evidence of that:

  • Safe Act — Tom proposed Federal legislation to negate the Safe Act.
  • Fracking — Tom proposed Federal legislation to override the fracking ban.
  • Private Property legislation — Tom proposed legislation to compensate property owners for losses due to state laws.
  • Property Taxes — Tom proposed legislation to force NYS to stop using property taxes to fund Medicare
  • SALT–Some see Tom’s vote to disallow a Federal tax deduction for State and local taxes as forcing NYS to cut taxes.

Not only does Tom Reed believe that NYS  government should be forced to do this and that, but also many of his supporters agree. I don’t understand this–Republicans, especially upstate Republicans, play an over sized role in NYS government.



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

  1. Carol says:

    Very simple: Tom Reed takes $ from the NRA and SCOPE. Tom Reed bought land for fracking before it was banned. Tom Reed now can’t make $ on his fracking land. He would personally benefit by getting rid of state regulations and by having a law that would compensate him for not being able to make $ on fracking on his land. Tom Reed will make more money with his medical bill collection agency if people don’t have health insurance. Tom Reed doesn’t want to pay NY taxes on his multiple properties. Tom Reed is helping Tom Reed.

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  2. pystew says:

    I have heard Reed brag that he fully supports the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    With little effort I found two Reed’s quotes about it.

    from: Our children’s education is critical to the success of every generation…

    I firmly support the Tenth Amendment and will fight to restore local control to our school districts.”
    and 2012 interview:

    “First off, let me be clear that I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Having said that, I am also a strong supporter of the 10th Amendment — any powers not granted to the federal government are reserved to the states. I respect the right of the states to make that determination.”

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