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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.

Can we see fascism among us?

It is easy to see fascism in violent demonstrations, but what about more mundane examples? Attacks on Muslims and other minority groups. Organized attacks on public education. Proposals for a mercenary army. Private prisons. Border walls. Militant militias. Personal arsenals. … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Finance, Campaign Finances, Defense, Economics, Education, gay rights, Gun Violence, Immigration, Media, Racism, Taxes, Terrorism | 34 Comments

Net neutrality

Rep. Capuano (D-MA) writes: Net Neutrality Under current rules, internet service providers (e.g. AT&T, Comcast, Verizon FIOS, etc.) must treat all internet content the same. All content must be delivered at the same speed. There are no so-called “fast lanes” … Continue reading

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Deleted from facebook

What Tom Reed doesn’t want to see: Tom Reed voted to waste 1.6 billion on a wall. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll434.xml deleted July 28, 2017 https://newny23rd.com/2017/07/27/another-bill-going-nowhere/ deleted July 28, 2017 The penultimate paragraph … (So herein lies the opportunity: The best way to ensure … Continue reading

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How can a tax code be broken?

The only thing I care about is how much I have to pay. If a politician says he will lower my taxes, while I don’t believe it for a minute, that person has my vote. — one woman’s opinion explaining … Continue reading

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A worthwhile proposal from the Problem Solvers Caucus?

The Problem Solvers Caucus claims: (First) Our plan would stabilize markets by making the cost-sharing payments mandatory and thereby prevent rates from rising sharply. Second, we provide a relief valve to help states deal with the high cost of pre-existing … Continue reading

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Dear Tom

 Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery–Colton Dear Tom, I haven’t written recently. Writing to you has sometimes seemed fruitless. You reply with a form letter if at all. Still, it is good to hear something from you. I am delighted that … Continue reading

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What a difference!

“The Problem Solvers Caucus is maybe the last hope for what we can do to break the gridlock here,” Reed stated. “As a voting bloc, we’ve now gone to Problem Solvers Caucus 2.0, where we weeded out the folks that … Continue reading

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