What they say about themselves

women votersFor the over one-third of residents in our district relying on public health insurance, these cuts (to Medicare and Medicaid) would be devastating.–Tracy Mitrano

We are fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security, and have never supported a plan that cuts benefits for current recipients.–Rep Tom Reed

Tracy Mitrano writes:

In a district where the median household income is $50,747, there is no reason for our representative to vote for such legislation  (a tax giveaway to millionaires and corporations).

Mitrano, who has not yet served in Congress, says little about herself, yet we can infer the following from her article:

  • She opposes past and possible future tax breaks for wealthy individuals and corporations.
  • She is concerned about tax cuts at the expense of the Federal deficit.
  • She believes Medicare and Social Security are important to more than “current recipients.”

If elected, Tracy Mitrano should be a reliable vote for moderate, responsible, people-friendly government.

Tom Reed writes:

When I arrived in Washington, I discovered our voice was drowned out by all the shouting. Opportunists and extremists on both sides of the aisle were dominating the conversation. Name calling, rather than moving the country forward, seemed to be the priority for many.

  • Our voice, Tom?
  • Both sides of the aisle, Tom? Really, did Democrats have a voice in the Republican controlled House?
  • Name calling: Extreme Ithaca Liberal, Tom?

Tom Reed is a divisive politician, who has run a negative campaign once again. If reelected, we can expect more of the same–disregard for constituent’s views, cuts to Medicare and Social Security–programs which benefit his constituents, votes against affordable insurance for preexisting conditions, low taxes for corporations and wealthy individuals, at least tacit support for DJT’s divisive speech and proposals.

Please vote on Tuesday November 6th!

 

https://www.stargazette.com/story/opinion/readers/2018/11/03/tracy-mitrano-tom-reed-votes-tax-cut-benefits-himself/1821142002/

https://www.stargazette.com/story/opinion/readers/2018/11/03/rep-tom-reed-we-solve-problems-listening-working-together/1821875002/

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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.
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