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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.

What might have been

“For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’”–Whittier It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.–Reported from Bến Tre in Viet Nam by Peter Arnett in 1968. From thousands … Continue reading

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Collins Amendment

  I care deeply about reducing the property tax burden for people across the region, which is why I support this (Collins) amendment. These high taxes are hurting our seniors and causing young people to leave the state.–Tom Reed Why … Continue reading

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Advice and Consent

He shall have the Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate…–Constitution Article II, Section 2 Brian Leiter is a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. In the Washington Post he writes: Given the complexity … Continue reading

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Health Insurance

Liberals rage against the Trump-Ryan plan for a lot of reasons, but most of it boils down to anger that fewer people will have coverage. Conservatives are raging too, because, as Kentucky Senator Paul put it, Congress’s proposal will “do … Continue reading

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Korea

The policy of strategic patience has ended. –Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are both unpredictable and therefore dangerous. Rex Tillerson is new to his job. Tillerson says US policy has failed in Korea, but I … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the American Health Care Act

I have no problem with people saying Obama cares. I do care!–Barack Obama Tom Reed wrote on facebook: The CBO’s estimate confirms that a more patient-centered health care system is finally on the way for hard working American families. These … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s obfuscation

At Manchester Tom Reed stated: He (Reed) pointed out that misinformation is out there based on previous town hall meetings — including talk about mental health coverage being taken from health care services with the replacement package, which he doesn’t … Continue reading

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