Monthly Archives: September 2018

More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy

More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes: The House considered H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018. The Joint Committee on Taxation has determined that this fiscally irresponsible legislation will … Continue reading

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A look at Primary Voter Turnout

It seems like there has been more political activities  in the NY23rd for the 2018 Congressional elections than in other years. More noise. More organized events. More grass root groups. More people involved. But, will the efforts spent over the … Continue reading

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The importance of keeping a diary

Excerpts from The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The first: Cecily.  I keep a diary in order to enter the wonderful secrets of my life.  If I didn’t write them down, I should probably forget all about them. … Continue reading

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More political debates — please

This article was written by Michael Fitzgerald, and published in the Finger Lakes Times on Sunday, September 23, in his WRITE ON column   The best political news in weeks — maybe months — was published right here in the … Continue reading

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No Labels Action, Inc.

No Labels Action, Inc. is an “Unauthorized Super PAC, Independent Expenditures Only” It is not allowed to coordinate with a candidate, but this is an unenforceable restriction–the points in their mailings match Tom Reed’s advertising. Recent mailings claim: Bipartisan leadership Breaking … Continue reading

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Past is prologue

There is nothing new under the sun. One way to understand the Ford/Kavanaugh controversy is to recall the Hill/Thomas struggle. Here is a brief excerpt from a  contemporary account: According to sources who’ve seen the (1991) FBI report, nothing in it … Continue reading

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Pick a PAC

Hundreds of Political Action Committees (PACs) have contributed to Tom Reed. These PACS collect money from many donors and distribute some of it to many recipients. I picked one PAC to study –“What a Country! PAC.” Here is what I … Continue reading

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