Category Archives: Economics

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

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Trump to Upstate NYers: Move!

President Trump, in an interview in the Wall Street Journal, claims that there are states that are increasing manufacturing jobs (Wisconsin, Iowa, and Colorado). He then said: “You’re going to need people to work in these massive plants,” Trump said. … Continue reading

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AHCA affects the NY23rd–Two Rick Miller articles

Two articles by Rick Miller, one in the Olean Times Hearld and one in the Salamanca Press, both dated June 28, caught my eye. The Salamanca Press article was a summary of Reed’s Monday conference call with district reporters.  You can … Continue reading

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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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Trump & the Budget

On January 13, 2017 the House of Representatives  set the parameters for the 2018 fiscal year budget, which runs from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. Paul Ryan’s House determined that the government’s revenue will be $2,787,834,000,000. They authorized the … Continue reading

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What would a fair NAFTA look like?

What would a fair NAFTA look like? I was all set to terminate, you know? And this wasn’t like…this wasn’t a game I was playing. I’m not playing…you know, I wasn’t playing chess or poker or anything else. This was, … Continue reading

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