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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

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.–attributed to Benjamin Franklin, 1789  We must work to lower property taxes in NYS.–Tom … Continue reading

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Something new on facebook

There is a new thing on facebook–after long periods of silence, Tom Reed is responding to constituents again. Is it because he senses widespread opposition to Republican politics? On June 15, Tom wrote: This (Appalachian Regional Commission) grant is great … Continue reading

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Creating Barriers to Health Care

Creating Barriers to Health Care Tax Credits On Tuesday the House considered H.R. 2581, the Verify First Act. This legislation amends the Affordable Care Act as well as the American Health Care Act, making it harder for people who qualify for health … Continue reading

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Tom Reed 2016 Financial Disclosures

Reports are due May 15 of the following year. The House has 30 days more to post them. It isn’t clear why they wait till the last minute. This year, it was posted on June 14th. Assets: 2015 2016 Corning … Continue reading

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Mary A. Bennett 1916-1999

I studied city government in the third grade thanks to the League of Women Voters. Actually, it may have been a fourth grade lesson; my classroom was a third/fourth split. Why bother with third grade work when the fourth is … Continue reading

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Questions about that leaked hacking document

The leak story raises questions. Here are some: Are there no barriers to a government contractor searching for a classified document, printing it, and taking it home? Do contractors with clearance not know that printed documents can be traced? Why … Continue reading

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Three false beliefs

I believe these beliefs are false: Tom Reed will be easily defeated in 2018 NY-23 is the result of gerrymandering. Tom Reed faithfully represents those who voted for him. Here are my reasons: It is very difficult and unusual to … Continue reading

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