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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.

Taxes, Part 2

The goal is for tax reform is to be revenue-neutral–Tom Reed Economic growth will pay for a majority of President Trump’s tax reform plan, …..–Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin If tax reform is to be revenue-neutral, and business taxes are cut, … Continue reading

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Ought we all register as Republicans?

I’m going to register as a Republican and tell all my friends to do so too. For people living in the 23rd district who read my blog, I recommend that we all register as Republicans. Why not register as Democrats … Continue reading

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Tom Reed at Glenora

Thanks to Glenora Wine Cellars for having me out today to talk about tax reform and trade.–Tom Reed Tom wanted to talk taxes, but the business people assembled at Glenora had other concerns. Nevertheless, he persisted: John Christensen, writing in The Chronicle-Express, … Continue reading

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Catch 22

In Joseph Heller’s novel, everything that sounds good has a catch that means it is too good to be true, at least for you. Politics is like that; here are some examples:     The President can be impeached, but … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s 1Q 2017 Contributions

     Tom’s top 1Q 2017 contributors of $5000 are listed below. These are the largest amounts reported. With one exception, the smallest contribution reported was $250. “Contributor’s Name “,”Contributor’s Address “,”Employer/Occupation “, “Date “,”Amount ($) “,”Aggregate ($)”,”Limits” “USAA Employee … Continue reading

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Militarism

We have the greatest military in the world…We have given them total authorization…If you look at what’s happened over the last eight weeks and compare that really with what’s happened over the last eight years, you’ll see there’s a tremendous … Continue reading

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Election Results

                I thought to check if NY-23 election results corresponded to voter registration. Considering only Republicans and Democrats, I made this table. Candidate Votes (thousands) Party Registration (thousands) Democratic 106 130 Republican 137 … Continue reading

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